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Interactive street elements

Kusser Spielgeraet Drehscheibe
Kusser Spielgeraet Klangstein

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)


Project Details

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

Used natural stones

Preview Fuerstensteiner Granit Gestockt

Fuerstenstein Granite, bush-hammered

Turning slab
Trade name: Fuerstenstein Granite (Diorite)
Petrographic name : Diorite
Quarry: Paradise Quarry, Paradies 8, 94538 Fuerstenstein, Germany
Coordinates: 13.322° E / 48.710° N (WGS 84)
Typical colour: anthracite to dark grey
Visual appearance:

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
Trade name: Tittling Fine Grain
Petrographic name : Granite
Quarry: Hoehenberg Quarry, Bachstraße 27, 94104 Tittling, Germany
Coordinates: 13.366° E / 48.744° N (WGS 84)
Typical colour: light grey
Visual appearance:

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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Jerry Claxton2
Jerry Claxton
Director of Sales

Jerry has been exclusively involved for over 22 years in design, manufacturing and construction throughout the world devoted to the water feature industry. Jerry joined Kusser in 2010 to provide special initiatives, designing and creating themes of aspiring wonder from the natural element of stone and water. He has a passion to create an awe and aspiring world class water display for any application and involved in all phases of the industry. Contact Jerry today to discuss your water feature desires.