buster simpson’s downspout planter system, seattle, US

deputy dog recently posted a collection of strange and unusual drainpipes. while pipes, downspouts and drainage systems are not usually considers very intriguing, these examples prove that they can at least be creative. seattle artist buster simpson is responsible for the first two examples, which capture runoff rainwater and direct it into planters. in a city with as much rain as seattle, this will no doubt add some greenery to the city’s vertical surfaces. the example below is a little more playful drainpipe from germany. as water flows through, it twists and turns through a series of obstacles, creating some unique sounds and visuals. creative drains kunsthofpassage, dresden, germany

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