13 Images from Dresden’s Kunsthof

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When I was in Dresden in 1998, the city was undergoing massive renovations where the allied bombs leveled some of the most beautiful architecture in Germany (infamously, if you remember the story).

One of the houses I saw them working on when I was there was the house Gorlitz 25 Alaunstraße designed by Heike Böttcher, which was completed in 1999. While the whole series of buildings is interesting, the real draw is the Water Court, the Animal Court and the Light Court, pictured below. The Water Court features a cool array of funnels and tubes, for instance, that create music when it rains. At the bottom of this post, I’ve embedded a video so you can hear a little of it. Anyone visit this beauty first-hand? Let us know about it in the comments below!

Images via crookedbrains.net

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