Water & Space


The Tao of Texture in WaterSpace Design

The Tao of Texture in WaterSpace Design

Texture is an element that means more to landscape architects and WaterSpace designers than the word suggests to others. A recent debate with my wife over a bathroom remodel reminded me just how far apart that understanding can be. She is subscribed 100 percent to the clean, modern contemporary style that has become the leading […]

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75 Questions to Answer Before Starting Your WaterSpace Design

questions to answer before starting your pool design

Let’s examine the questions to answer before starting your pool design. I’ll spare you the long list in this overview, but if you’re planning to build a custom pool environment, be prepared to spend up to three hours in an onsite discussion with your designer or contractor. In my initial interview with clients, I’ll bring […]

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How Lines and Shapes Take Form in WaterSpace Designs

How Lines and Shapes Take Form in WaterSpace Designs

 Lines make Shapes, and when a shape becomes part of a formal design it is called a Form

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Take Time to Plan Before Buying a New Pool

Take Time to Plan Before Buying a New Pool

Take the time and spend the money to get help with a plan. There’s a lot to consider and a lot of planning to do to build the pool

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What Shape Means when Planning a WaterSpace

What Shape Means when Planning a WaterSpace

Visualizing with Shapes in Three Dimensions is Harder than You May Think Shape can be a hard thing to get your arms around, but it’s worth taking a moment to look closer before diving into how you’ll shape your perfect WaterSpace. Try this experiment: Recall your first encounter with the way objects flatten into two […]

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Discover the Hidden Power of Reflection

Reflections Water’s Reflective Nature

If you’re looking to make the best of this new normal, try turning staying home into a better daily experience. In “Graceful Reflections,” a new article at WaterShapes.com, Anthony Archer Wills writes about the “potency of water’s reflective nature.” As a pool designer and builder, I think his article reveals a secret especially relevant now. […]

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Water and Space: Why the Best Pool Designs Start with the Space

Pools and spas designed for enjoyment

This is the first in a series of articles on how water and space work together in creating an indoor-outdoor environment that adds beauty, harmony, functionality and enjoyment to your home.

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