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Impossible objects #16: Piano stairs
I like this one. How could you encourage people to use the stairs, in a public building, rather than take the escalator?
Piano stairs may be the answer. Check out this video of the amended subway exit at Odenplan station in Stockholm.
Each step is a piano key, and people make their own sweet pedestrian music. A cacophony at rush hour, though.
A lot of fun, nontheless, even if it was built to be a Volkswagen viral video…
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