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Fountain design

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Architectural fountain with led lightfixtures

Architectural fountains are the most common fountains – those great water and light features that can be seen in many city and village venues. Their presence takes the water’s rhythm and glow to emblematic points such as roundabouts, public squares and circus or malls, among other backgrounds. Read More

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Composition with types of water fountains

Water fountains are the way men have to control natural elements such as water, light and movement, combining them in an intelligent way so they create lively and gorgeous landscapes. For centuries, humankind has conducted and manipulated water in order to control its potential but also to enjoy its beauty. Fountains turn water into a malleable material, with special aesthetic and sound characteristics specially designed to create amazing scenarios. But not all the water fountains are the same – depending on their particular features, location and typology, we find different types that can be used to create the most interesting designs. Read More

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Energy savings in Architectural Fountains

First, it should be clear that, contrary to popular belief, a lot of water is not lost in the operation of an architectural fountain, due to replacement of water lost by evaporation or spray. They work on a closed circuit, and once the tank or surge tank is full, the water we see moving (jets, waterfalls, etc.) comes from the same place to which it returns. However, to minimize the already low consumption of water in an architectural fountain, the following measures may be adopted: Read More

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The purpose of this article is to attempt to solve the problems faced by designers, planners and installation workers of architectural water features when they take on a new project. Between when the water is driven by the pump units and when it exits through the nozzles it passes through a series of pipes and components that cause pressure losses. It is essential to be able to calculate these losses in order to successfully tackle a project for an architectural water feature.

This article sets out a series of theoretical and practical calculations made on a spreadsheet, which is freely available, from which the optimal results necessary for resolving the hydraulic calculations of an architectural water feature can be obtained.Read More

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Recent Comments - Show all comments
  • Shafeeq
    Shafeeq says #
    Is there any thumb rule or formula to calculate the width of a water feature with respect to the height of water shoot upwards, so
  • Juan Eusebio González Fariñas
    Juan Eusebio González Fariñas says #
    Dear Shafeeq, The general rule used for a vertical jet in which the fall of water occurs in a pond with a free surface of water is
  • enerpac hydraulics
    enerpac hydraulics says #
    Very informative blog. Thanks sir for sharing such a nice information. To understand architectural foundation is the basic.

To conclude this section, we will continue with our recommendations on designing architectural fountains and are going to look at the following points:

9.- To ensure proper delivery of water from a fountain nozzle - – i.e. so that the jet coincides with the nozzle axis and therefore reaches its maximum height – it should be fitted with a straight section of pipe before the nozzle or else you need to use an accessory with flat radial blades, known as ‘flow deflectors, that reduces any secondary cross movement of the water flow reaching the nozzle. Read more

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