Salesforce Transit Center

On the rooftop of this five-floor infrastructure center in San Francisco, California, a park has been implemented containing green structure and walking paths. Noise levels in the park are lower compared with the ground below. Fountains contribute with a masking sound, which is triggered by vibrations from the buses that pass on the floor below the park. The installation is called “The Bus Fountain“. Buss fountain by: Ned Kahn. Read more about the building and the project: PWP Landscape

Zen drops

The silver pavilion Ginkaku-ji in Kyoto on an eraly morning in December 2018. A barely audible water “stream” in miniature. The subtle expression implies a quiet setting, and features like this are commonplace in Japanese zen gardens. They may be used for meditative purposes and to stimulate a “heightened listening”. Listen also to Chishaku-in and Funda-in.


In Greek mythology, the artist Daidalos created an angel, Ikaros, with whom he then flew so high that the sun melted the wings. In the waterwork Ikaros, the subsequent crash is illustrated in the water. Read more.

The installation expresses several types of water sounds that changes over time. For example, there are nozzles that spray a fine mist, which increases humidity and generates a special, wheezing, high-frequency sound.


Artist: Palle Pernevi, 1965

Stora torg, Kristianstad

Site-specific rhythm

Five divided water rays of different strengths. The subtle rhythm of the sound resembles the throbbing of the old-age rails. A site-specific and suitable character for Gävle Central Station, which emphasizes the sound design of the entire station. At the location you also find a sound installation in the shape of a playing staircase.

Central station, Gävle