MARCH 1, 2012
24 ft. tall water feature with fire at Unical Aviation
A new 24 ft. tall water feature at Unical Aviation in California consists of an 18 ft. tall column of fire burning inside two curved Water Veils with water falling down translucent stainless steel. The interlocking veils rise from a 22 ft. round reflecting pool that continuously overflows over textured basalt, creating a circular wall of white water. A cloud of fog surrounds the veils, emphasizing the primal elements of the feature. A series of white LED lights illuminate the water effects, and playful laminar jets interact with viewers walking near the lower pool.
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
USC ICT Curved Glass Water Wall
This curved glass water wall was recently built and installed at USC ICT building in Playa Vista, California. Water falls down one side of curved glass panels and falls into a curved stainless steel basin covered with polished black river rocks. The water wall is positioned between an active hallway, and a classroom, helping provide a tranquil classroom environment by masking the hallway noise. Water Studio worked with Cannon Constructors to engineer, fabricate, and install this custom glass water feature.
DECEMBER 8, 2011
Granite Water Wall at Milk Studios
This monolithic granite water wall is located at the L.A. branch of the famous Milk Studios in New York City. Water Studio provided design, engineering, fabrication, and on-site adjustment services for the water wall, which serves as a tranquil backdrop to a spacious terrace. The size and simplicity of the feature are eye catching, complemented by the dancing reflection of moving water on the surface of the reflecting pool.
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Rosa Mexicano Glass Water Walls
In Fall 2011, the trendy Rosa Mexicano opened a new location on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Water Studio provided design, engineering, and fabrication services for two glass water walls, which serve as the main focal points of the stylish main dining room. The glass art was designed and specified by the interior designer.
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Glass Water Wall for Garden Communities
The custom, glass water wall at Garden Communities in La Jolla, California stands at over 8 ft. in height and 9 ft. in width, weighing in at over 400 pounds. The Garden Communities logo is etched in the Starphire, low iron glass, which is highlighted by programmable, linear LED lights. The color, intensity, and speed of transition of the lights can be adjusted to set the desired mood or to celebrate a special occasion.
Water flows down the glass water wall into a tile-clad, stainless steel basin, which is covered with polished, black river rocks. The water wall is positioned before a wall of custom, frosted tiles and provides a tranquil backdrop to the building’s reception area.
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Frameless Water Veil at Pasadena Office Tower
Designed with Kanner Architects, this unique water feature is a frameless, stainless steel Water Veil standing approximately ten feet in height and rising above the finished ceiling. The veil is a calming focal point for the visitors and guests waiting in the lobby of a large office tower in Pasadena, California. The minimal and clean style of the frameless Water Veil complements the modern design of the lobby. Water gently cascades down the translucent stainless steel screen and into a brushed stainless steel basin containing underwater lights and black river rocks.
Visit Kanner Architects to learn more about the firm and their numerous collaborations with Water Studio.
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Susquehanna Health Water Fountain
Water Studio’s latest water feature will be installed at the newly renovated outdoor garden at Susquehanna Health, in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.
At ground level, viewers will enjoy rippling water flowing over absolute black granite & colored acrylic panels, atop a large floating copper bowl measuring 6 ft. in diameter. From above, the hospital logo comes to life with illumination from below the yellow and ivory acrylic panels, and water over the black granite serves as a reflective surface which visually complements the surrounding architectural and landscape elements. A gentle sound of falling water is created by a series of water rivulets as they fall near the bottom of the bowl. The water textures on the copper surface are highlighted by ten white LED lights embedded in a bed of polished, black river rocks.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Suspended Glass Water Wall for design LAB
An innovative glass water wall stands in front of a staircase in the entry lobby of the new design LAB headquarters in Gardena, California. The three glass panels are frameless and appear to float above the beach pebble covered basin. The floating glass allows water to drip in rivulets creating the pleasing sound of flowing water. A glass curtain wall system with brushed stainless steel “spider” brackets is used to support the glass panels. The water distribution header is concealed above the ceiling and the company logo is subtly etched on the backside of the center glass panel.
The glass water wall was installed in mid-July, and fresh, new photos (seen below) were snapped by a professional photographer just last week.