The Court of Elements Enhances the Sounds of Rain Drops

The Court of Elements is a one-of-a-kind house that interacts with rain storms to make beautiful music. Located in Dresden, Germany, the house essentially plays these raindrops as they fall into a carefully crafted system of funnels and spouts that are connected to existing gutters. Like a Rube-Goldberg machine, the Court of Elements contraption is overly complex for the simple task it performs.

Designed by architect Heike Bottcher, the Courts of Elements is just one of several imaginatively intriguing buildings lining the Kunsthof-Passage. Just like its companions Court of The Mythical Creatures, Farm Animals and more, it is a visual treat for the eyes. That said, the Courts of Elements truly comes alive when it rains. The music it makes is not simulated in any way. In fact, it sounds very much like rain drops.