The Hear Heres
by Studio Weave

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The sounds of the countryside are amplified when you place your ear towards one of these four enormous trumpets built by architects Studio Weave (+ slideshow).

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Named The Hear Heres, the horns are dotted along a walk through the grounds of Kedleston Hall, a stately home in Derbyshire, England.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

One horn is pointed down towards the surface of a lake (above), while another angles up towards the sky (below).

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

The third trumpet winds around the the trunk of a tree, so listeners can hear the movements of the branches (below).

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

When describing the fourth and largest of the trumpets (below), Studio Weave's Maria Smith told Dezeen how "it's fun for two people to sing to each other from opposite ends." She explained how the sound is loud on one side, but "sounds distant" from the other.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

"We thought people would play and experiment with them," she said.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Each trumpet is made from fibreglass and coated with zinc, and a set of metal struts holds each one in place.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

"The struts have metal plates welded to their bottoms and are staked into the ground, said Smith. "When The Hear Heres are removed, the ground will be left untouched."

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Other unusual projects by the Hackney-based architects include a floating cinema, a latticed timber hut on stilts and a 324 metre-long bench.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

We've also featured a couple of other listening installations on Dezeen, including a room in a shipping container and two riverside pavilions.

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

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The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Masterplan sketch

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Water horn sketch

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Sky horn sketch sketch

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Tree horn sketch

The Hear Heres by Studio Weave

Woodland horn sketch

  • Katerina

    Lovely! In spring 2012 a similar idea was implemented on the beach of Westende, Belgium (within BEAUFORT art event)

    http://www.beaufort04.be/en/artistiek/23/ivars-dr

    It is still standing here – to emphasize the sounds of the sea. Enjoyable!

  • Greenish

    This is so lovely! The shapes are beautiful – they make me think of the twisted architecture and engineering in Ghibli films.

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    "WHAAAT??!"

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    What what, Red Pill Junkie?