The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home. Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with drink… Read More


The first freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a recognized success since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and columns. Kouros figures, statues of young, good-looking male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the statues. Regarded as by Greeks to represent beauty, the kouroi were… Read More


When in equilibrium, liquid applies force to its container or any other material it comes in contact with. These fall into two types, hydrostatic load or outside force. The force applied by the liquid against a level wall is equivalent at every single point where it makes contact with the wall. Liquid in equilibrium will apply vertical pressure at … Read More


Prior to 273, when the 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was established in Roma, inhabitants who resided on hills had to go further down to collect their water from natural sources. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people dwelling at raised elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made a… Read More


The first example of a sugary drinks tax in the USA came in February 2014, when it was approved by the city of Berkley, California. The taxation is supposed to reduce sugary drink consumption and boost the consumption of healthier drinks, such as water from fountains. Research was executed to find out the reputation of local drinking water fountain… Read More