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Fort Worth Water Gardens- Shelter From the Sun

Posted by on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Water Gardens

Image From fortwortharchitecture.com

It’s hot in Texas.

Yes, I should have told you to sit down before dropping that news, but it is true.   In Fort Worth, you have three months of average highs in the mid-90s, and five months of at least the mid-80s.   And that’s just average- it obviously can get a lot warmer, and “cooler than 97” is still very hot.  So, in order to make unbearable heat, while, bearable, cities have used water-based architecture and monuments to cool their citizens down.  The Fort Worth Water Gardens are one of the prime examples of this.

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5 Beautiful Alternatives to a Backyard Swimming Pool

Posted by on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Backyard Pond

Image source: Serenityhealth.com

I have a love-hate relationship with swimming pools. On the one hand, swimming pools are just plain fun. On the other hand, I kind of feel like people don’t really put a lot of thought into swimming pools. I mean, swimming pools are so popular that for a lot people they are the default solution for backyard entertainment. “What should we put in our backyard? Let’s just throw in a pool!” Continue reading…

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Find Inspiration From These Stunning Backyard Aquascapes

Posted by on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Outside Aquascape

Image source: Architectureartdesigns.com

The greatest thing about aquatic architecture is its versatility. You can add water to literally any living space, in any home on planet Earth. Today we’re going to highlight the beauty and incredible versatility of aquatic art by demonstrating how just a little bit of H2O can completely transform a backyard. Continue reading…

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My Pond Overfloweth! Spice Up Your Backyard Pond with Bubbling Fountains

Posted by on Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Khalifa Fountain in the United Arab Emirates Fountain

Image source: Wikipedia.org

It’s hard to resist the allure of a water fountain. I suspect that our love of fountains has something to do with biology. In the wild, running water, such as from a river or stream, indicates that it’s fresh and probably cleaner than standing water. So, it’s hardly surprising that humans and other creatures are drawn to running water. With the advancements in modern technology, this instinctive drive has become unnecessary — you can just turn on the tap and get all the water you want.  Still, that basic desire hasn’t gone away and it manifests itself in our love of aquariums, rivers, and fountains. So, for those of you who are thinking of sprucing up your backyard pond with a beautiful custom fountain, we’re going to pull inspiration from the best fountains from around the world. Continue reading…

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“Woosh… Tunk!” Goes the Japanese Shishi-Odoshi

Posted by on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Shishi-Odenshi for Japanese-Themed Aquascapes

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So, you’ve set up a gorgeous backyard pond aquascape only to discover that deer and other animals view the plant life like some sort of all-you-can-eat buffet. Putting up a fence will distract from the beauty of your aquascape, and you can’t exactly patrol your property with a shotgun all day. Continue reading…

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Waterfall + Zoo + Skyscraper = Eden Falls

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Skyscraper Zoo with Waterfall

Image source: Visiondivision.com

What do you get when you mix together a zoo, a waterfall, and a skyscraper? Yeah, I’m not sure what you’d call it, either, but you can be your bottom dollar that it would be ridiculously amazing. This sky-zoo-fall isn’t something out of a Dr. Seuss book — Sweden design company VisionDivision seriously wants to build this wacky, hybrid habitat. Continue reading…

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5 More Bizarre Water Fountains

Posted by on Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Bizarre Water Fountains

Image source: Weburbanist.com

While I was spelunking through the murky depths of the Internet, I came across a bunch of other strange, beautiful, and quirky water fountains that didn’t quite make the cut into yesterday’s article. After reflecting on it for a bit, I’ve decided to expand the list to include five more quirky fountains. Continue reading…

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5 Bizarre Water Fountains from Around the World

Posted by on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Bizarre Water Fountain

Image source: Okeanosgroup.com

People love water fountains. We can’t help it — it’s psychologically built into us. You see, running water indicates a fresh source of water, which means that this would be the perfect spot for you and your cavebuddies to set up shop. That love of running water has been passed on to the modern generation. Thanks to the marvels of modern plumbing, we no longer need to march through miles of wilderness in order to find sources of clean drinking water. We still crave running water, so we fill that hole in our lives with water fountains. Continue reading…