Watershaping advanced by leaps and bounds from 1999 through 2004 – a journey of artistry and practicality that was an inspiration to witness. In this retrospective feature, WaterShapes Editor Eric Herman reviews 25 key projects published during that time frame, offering an ongoing resource to watershapers while defining a Platinum Standard for the designers, engineers, builders and artists who use water as their chosen medium.
Biomirage Landscape & Garden Design
Garden designer Melanie Jauregui bases her stylistic approaches on cues she gleans from extensive conversations with her clients. This thorough brand of “sympathetic design” very often results in beautifully evocative watershape compositions such as this one, where her use of an arched bridge, terraced edge treatments, natural materials and richly varied plant selections combine to create a space that draws visitors in while fully reflecting the values, needs and sensibilities of the homeowners.