| Fountains+ Basins |
Water as a centre of attraction
Fountains, water features, basins – water is a point of attraction in both public and non-public spaces.
Even in earlier times, fountains had a social function: this is where people fetched water, washed their laundry and met other people. Water basins and water plays, on the other hand, had more of a design and entertaining character – for example, in the geometric garden art of the Renaissance. In the meantime, fountains, at least in our latitudes, have also become predominantly decorative in nature. But even in what today seems to be merely decorative, there is still something useful, for water contributes to improving the microclimate. Last but not least, in many hotter regions, fountains and water basins can be found in patios and gardens to lower temperatures at least slightly through evaporative cooling.
However, climate is not our topic here, but water and light. Drainlight is what we call the combination of stainless steel drainage channels and cover gratings in combination with LED lighting.
The fully encapsulated LED light lines delicately frame fountains and water basins. Like the channels and gratings, they are available in straight or curved versions. The radius is freely selectable and thus adapts perfectly to the contour of the object. Water features can be accentuated with LED spotlights integrated into stainless steel sinks. Additional effects can be created using coloured LEDs with DMX interface.
Grates and channels are available in roll-over/traversable versions and with pavable inspection boxes.
Architect: Architektur Concept Pfafhausen + Staudte
Photografer: Peter von Pigage
Photos: TTC Timmler Technology | Stadt Zwickau