This Crazy Olympic Building Can Be Played Like a Musical Instrument

By Casey Chan on at

Though the building looks like bloody shards of broken glass jumbled together, there's more to it than its crystalline structure—it can be played like a musical instrument. Built by Coca Cola for the Olympics, anyone who visits the pavilion can remix songs by moving and touching.

The Coca-Cola Beatbox, as its called, was designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt and is made up of over 200 "interlocked translucent air cushions, each the size of a billboard." Those air cushions contain different sounds—which include athletes' heartbeats, shoes squeaking and arrows hitting a target—and will be triggered by people walking in and out of the Beatbox through gestures and movement.

This Crazy Olympic Building Can Be Played Like a Musical Instrument

If you're in London, you can visit the Coca-Cola Beatbox on July 27th at the Olympic Park to start making noise. For the rest of us, we'll just have to imagine all the grunt-laced music the building can make. [Dezeen]