"Old School" Water Feature Creative Designers

Water feature designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one person. Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, was renowned as an inventive genius, inventor and scientific virtuoso. He methodically registered his findings in his now much celebrated notebooks about his investigations into the forces of nature and the attributes and movement of water. Modifying private villa configurations into amazing water exhibits complete with symbolic meaning and natural wonder, early Italian water fountain designers fused creativity with hydraulic and gardening ability. The splendors in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was celebrated for his skill in archeology, engineering and garden design. For the various estates in the vicinity of Florence, other water feature creators were well versed in humanistic subject areas and classical scientific texts, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water features and water antics.Smaller Garden Area? Can Water Feature too! 75800617194.jpg

A Smaller Garden Area? You Can Own a Water Feature too!

Since water makes a reflection, small spaces will appear larger. Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective characteristics stemming from dark materials. Night time is a great time to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Eco-lights powered by sunlight can be used during the day whereas you can use lights to jazz up your backyard at night. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The greenery in your backyard is the perfect place to place your water feature. People will be focused on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your garden. Examples of areas where you can install a water element include large lawns or small patios. The best way to improve the ambience, place it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

Acqua Vergine: The Solution to Rome's Water Troubles

Rome’s 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, people living at higher elevations had to rely on natural streams for their water.Acqua Vergine: Solution Rome's Water Troubles 076390034910305.jpg If citizens living at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to count on the remaining existing technologies of the day, cisterns that collected rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from under ground. Starting in the sixteenth century, a new system was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sectors to generate water to Pincian Hill. Pozzi, or manholes, were constructed at regular stretches along the aqueduct’s channel. Even though they were initially designed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to gather water from the channel, starting when he acquired the property in 1543. The cistern he had built to collect rainwater wasn’t sufficient to meet his water specifications. That is when he decided to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran below his residential property.

The Beginnings of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Hundreds of ancient Greek records were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the core of his ambitions. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the bidding of the Pope.Beginnings Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg The ancient Roman custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.Garden Water fountains: Perfect Decor Accessory Find Serenity 75800617194.jpg

Garden Water fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Serenity

Water adds tranquility to your garden environment. The trickling sounds coming from your fountain can be helpful in masking any loud sounds in your neighborhood. This is a great spot to relax and experience the natural world near you. Bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers are commonly used in water therapies, as they are regarded as therapeutic. If you desire a heavenly place to go to relax your body and mind, get yourself a pond or water fountain.