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Beautiful Wet or Dry
Watershaping and water shortages are a problematic combination, and one that can require significant levels of adaption. According to Dave Garton, working the water-strapped Colorado market has meant creating features that look just as good dry as they do when in full flow. The best place to start, he says, is studying how nature looks when waters run dry. ...
Naming a Legacy
Coining a term intended to define anything truly new is no small task, even for the most skilled of wordsmiths. But that is exactly what Jim McCloskey did 23 years ago, when he came up with a way to describe an emerging industry – an epiphany that, by the way, materialized during a nice, long soak. ...
Concrete Contemporary
Concrete is amazing material. Its presence in the modern architectural landscape is so widespread and diverse, it can be easy to miss the masterful way it's been used both as a structural and aesthetic element. Here's an example of both, a modern classic Eric Herman discovered near his home in the California desert.
The Eternal Joy of Water
In this delightful and insightful essay, Anthony Archer Wills takes us on a far-flung journey into bathing traditions and the use of water in fine art. A pursuit, he explains, that is both exciting and worthwhile because to create with water is to understand its profound influence on our forms of creative expression, emotion and even spirituality. 
2021/2.1, February 3 – Angular Agility, Edgy Detail, Grass Action and more
  DESIGN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION   THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS WHO MAKE WATER…
Diving into a Dream
When designing a watershape, you do it with both the setting and the client in mind. It's a duality that exists on every project. Ultimately the water must feel at home in the surrounding environment, while, at the same time,
2021/1.2, January 20 — A Diving Pond, Step Elevations, Enticing Grandkids, and more . . .
  DESIGN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION   THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS WHO MAKE WATER…
2021/1.1, January 6 — Modernism on Spec, Detailing Strides, Heat Sources and more
  DESIGN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION   THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS WHO MAKE WATER…
2020/12.2, December 16 — A Wavy Mosaic, Natural Expansion, Chemical Closets and more
DESIGN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS WHO MAKE WATER AND OUTDOOR…
Buen Diseno
At their best, watershape designs make artistic statements that compliment and amplify the surrounding environment, while reflecting the personality of both the designer and homeowner. As Eric Herman relates, it's a feeling that's hard to define, but yet unmistakable when present.