As evident in the following articles water plays an important role in design, function, the environment, and the creation of art. Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright were inspired by nature, and to this day they still inspire architects to create and commune with the environment. His Falling Water is a classic in design and being a part of nature.
In this article, this Hawaiian house they harvests more energy and water than they consume. Sustainable and living off the grid, this unique house is a great example of working with the environment, being functional, and a work of an art.
In this article, architects explore how to collect water from fog. This towering garden harvests water from fog and uses it to supply water for the local village. A good concept in working with the environment and what it supplies.
At Penn State, students showed off their designs for stormwater management at the Artful Rainwater Event.
Water creates a sensory connection when incorporated into the design of buildings and spaces. It brings communities together and brings an artistic element to connect us with our environment.
The Seattle University Integrated Visual Arts Center is a work of art and a treasure for its community. Its commitment to the community and the environment shows in how it treats the water.
This unique bench collects and circulates raindrops. This great work of art should be at all bus stops in the Pacific Northwest.
This beautiful wetland sanctuary provides a place for birds to stop and enjoy a layover on their long journey.
As a way to help our coastlines, this company came up with an ingenious Plant Pot, a pre-seeded container made from compostable materials.
The Warka Water structure helps provide clean drinking water in developing countries.
“Warka Water is a philosophy looking at the environment and different possibilities to collect and harvest water in a sustainable way,” he explains in the movie, which Dezeen filmed at his studio in the countryside outside Rome.
In this article, they showcase a building made of water. This unique use of water creates a visual and stimulating experience, while being sustainable and using minimum resources.
Check out the advances in how UrbanLab is working on ways to address water challenges, waste, use, and sustaining it as a valuable resource and supporting healthy lifestyles.
Here in Anacortes, the new water treatment plant was designed as state-of-the-art. And when the Port of Anacortes cleaned up and revitalized around one of their buildings they installed a rain garden and incorporated artful watering can sculptures to add to the aesthetic beauty of the location and as part of their stormwater management.
Water is an essential part of our lives, our environment, and our well-being. These creative solutions provide us with a look into how we can utilize water in architecture, communities, and intentional living.