Interactive street elements

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Stephen Richards (partner at Gillespies, London and one of the winners of the international idea competition “Granite in Public Areas”), developed interactive street elements such as the "lode stone" (Photo 1), "rumble stone" (Photo 2), "touch stone", "turn stone" and the "water stone".

The "Iode stone" is a kinetic sign consisting of an arched granite slab set flush in the ground. This slab can be turned slowly on a stainless steel bearing. A pointer on the stone can be set to point to marks let into the ground around the stone. (Photo 1)

The "rumble stone" is an area of stone slabs producing sounds when walked on. The stone resonance box under the slabs is arranged in such a way that different high tones are produced. "Rumble stones" can be installed individually or in groups. Holes in the slabs for lifting also increase the tones produced. (Photo 2)

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Project Details

dimension:
lode-stone: 2,2 m x 2,2, rumble-stone: 1,5 m x 1,5 m
location:
Aicha vorm Wald
Year:
2002
landscape architect:
Stephan Richards, England

2 Natursteine im Einsatz

Preview Fuerstensteiner Granit Gestockt

Fuerstenstein Granite, bush-hammered

Turning slab
Handelsbezeichnung:Fuerstenstein Granite (Diorite)
Petrographische Bezeichnung:Diorite
Bruchort:Paradise Quarry, Paradies 8, 94538 Fuerstenstein, Germany
Geokoordinaten:13.322° E / 48.710° N (WGS 84)
Typische Farbe:anthracite to dark grey
Visuelles Aussehen:

fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of various widths and shapes as well as lighter and darker mineral accumulations

Preview Tittlinger Feinkorn Sandgestrahlt

Tittling Fine Grain, sandblasted

Base turn-stone and touch-stone
Handelsbezeichnung:Tittling Fine Grain
Petrographische Bezeichnung:Granite
Bruchort:Hoehenberg Quarry, Bachstraße 27, 94104 Tittling, Germany
Geokoordinaten:13.366° E / 48.744° N (WGS 84)
Typische Farbe:light grey
Visuelles Aussehen:

fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of differing widths and shapes as well as darker inclusions in various sizes and streaks

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