In response to the brief for a new fountain to replace the old cracked concrete trough in the Coi Village in the Italian Alps, Clinicaurbana architects decided to keep the old trough molded by the action of weather and vegetation and already integrated into the landscape.
They designed a new steel basin with a simple geometry fitting perfectly inside and complementing the existing trough, catching the fresh water at one corner and overflowing in to the existing outflow of the old trough at the other corner.
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Originaly built by Umayyad Abd-ur-Rahman in 756 AD as part of the adjacent mosque, the Patio de los Naranjos in Córdoba, Spain, is composed of a fountain and a grid of orange trees. Rainwater from the roof drains into at the cistern below the plaza, supplying water to the fountain in the patio and then irrigating the orange trees through 14 long distribution chains. A wooden block is used to control the flow of water into each channel until the sufficient amount of water needed to irrigate each tree has been delivered. Excess water then returns to the cistern.
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Innovative drinking fountains are being installed in Calgary. Linked to the drinking water system through fire hydrants and designed to have their workings exposed, the fountains have three distinct design “characters” suggesting different gathering around water: “strangers” (or the “dating fountain”), “family” (set up like an family picture with bowls at different heights and the dog bowl), and “group”. Each fountain also has taps to fill bottles and dog bowls.
This initiative was developed by the City of Calgary UEP department through the WATERSHED+ art program, the fountains were designed by Sans façon and built by the municipal fabrication workshop.
Watershed+ has released it’s first international call for an artist residency in Calgary, Canada.
The selected artists will broadly explore issues relevant to Calgary’s watershed, water management and the Ralph Klein Park (RKP) environment.
The residency will provide artists wishing to research, experiment and produce new work in relation to these issues, with time, space and resources in a unique context.
This opportunity is open to local, national and international artists of all disciplines.
You can view the call at: www.watershedplus.ca/residency/res-call01.pdf