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WALKING ON WATER

Precisely built, this flooded walkway came as a surprise for the owner. A wild storm had torn a lot of gum tree leaves from their branches and blocked the bottom spillway, resulting in extra water being pumped into this entrance reflecting pool and rendering the access to the house invisible - submerged by a tiny film of water. Bewildered guest considerd this as a party joke. Dual spillways and valves enable the water level to drop or rise with the flick of a button. The brass grated walkway could be flooded with a few millimetres of water, thus creating the impression that one can indeed walk on water.

Location: North Shore Sydney, Australia

Project Team: Terragram Pty Ltd
Architect: Allen Jack + Cottier  
Landscape Contractor: Above the Earth

Year: 1997-1998