A similar "sound of water" situation happens in Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Fallingwater is called "a kinesthetic and textural architecture".
1 Hearing: From the entry bridge, the stream sound is powerfully present, while the waterfall cannot be seen from this point. And people must enter the house to experienec both the stream, on the stairs suspended just above its surface, and water fall itself, which can only be seen looking over the terrace on the other side of the living room.
2 Touch: Fallingwater uses natural materials, which could "express their age and history, as well
as the story of their origins and their history of human use".