Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Silence

Silence by Tadao Ando, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London
“Silence” sculptural water feature by Tadao Ando
Carlos Place, Mayfair
London, September 2014

“The water feature is lined with glass cylinders and is very shallow; the water is only 25mm deep. The shallow oval pool is filled from the perimeter channel and small projecting jets which produce anatomised moisture haze across the hard landscape form. The basin has a dimension of 20 m in the major axis and 10 m in the minor axis. The existing trees are protected through sculptured bunds. The glass cylinders lining the base of the water feature are laced with fibre optic lighting to illuminate the water feature at night and project light up to the existing trees. Tadao Ando has surrounded the water feature in materials matching the proposed pavement and road surfaces. The edge of the pool is formed from carved granite, very carefully leveled to permit the flow of water over the edge into a surrounding slot at the base of the wall, taking the water to the underground filtration plant to be re-circulated through the fountain.”
(Tadao Ando sculptural water feature, The Connaught)

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