This is a continuation of our commercial water design series, crafted to inspire your future projects utilizing the visual characteristics of water to achieve artistic expression.
“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” ~Robert Henri
Water can be conformed into many shapes, sizes, configurations, and textures. When designing a fountain these transformations can be used to create an art piece like a painter would use colors. There are several basic water characteristics used in water features which include Laminar, Aeration, Ice, and Mist. Have we peaked your interest in the possibilities? This blog post will focus on using laminar water effects, and you can look for the others in upcoming posts.
Laminar Water Effects
Laminar water effects are clear water formations without any air within the water form. Laminar effects can be created by fountain nozzles, water falls, water walls, or simple reflective bodies of water. Laminar fountains have a distinct refined appearance with a defined shape. Laminar fountains tend to have a softer sound emission, and less splash. They are easily distorted by air movement that happens with wind or debris that may effect the uniformity of the water formation in outdoor settings. For this reason, Laminar effects are typically used in more indoor, architectural settings.
If you are interested in designing visual effects, you may also be interested in options for creating an atmosphere using water elements.
This Water Design Series is by Greg Stoks, Principal at Commercial Aquatic Engineering. The purpose is to add useful content to CAE social media venues to help readers better understand design considerations when utilizing water as an architectural element. Read more about this Commercial Water Design Series.