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Hydro-Statics & Public Fountains: The Fundamentals

Hydro-Statics & Public Fountains: The Fundamentals When in equilibrium, liquid delivers energy to its container or any other material it comes in contact with. There are two kinds of force, hydrostatic energies and external forces. The pressure level applied by the liquid against a level wall is equivalent at every point where it makes contact with the wall. Liquid in equilibrium will employ vertical pressure at every point of an object’s exterior when that object is fully immersed in the liquid. These vertical forces are buoyancy, and the concept itself is more fully described by Archimedes’principle. When hydrostatic force is exerted on an area of liquid, this will become hydrostatic pressure.Hydro-Statics & Public Fountains:  Fundamentals 330197529165552296.jpg A city’s water supply system, fountains, and artesian wells are all examples of the application of these principles on containers.

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From? A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.Large Outdoor Fountains  Come From? 96771838143.jpg

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. Residents of cities, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains had to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains constructed to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Contemporary fountains are used to embellish public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

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Aqueducts: The Remedy to Rome's Water Problems With the construction of the very first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, individuals who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to rely strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands.... read more


The Godfather Of Rome's Garden Fountains There are countless celebrated fountains in Rome’s city center.One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, almost all of them were planned, conceived and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


How Fountains can be Good for the Environment Do you want to make your home just a little more stunning?Solar water features might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the layout and raise the price of your home.... read more


Eco-Friendly Fountains: Good for the Planet Are you looking to beautify your backyard?Solar fountains might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the layout and raise the price of your home.... read more