Following on from the author’s previous book, Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Surfaces, Steps and Margins, this book, Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Urban Water Features, provides clear instruction for the construction of small to medium scale water features.
With over 130 black and white CAD designs, Hensey provides guidance on a range of different water features such as drainage, water bowls and containers, walls and edges, structures and crossings, and rills, channels and cascades. This book offers technical references and a general knowledge of the basic principles, materials and techniques needed when engineering with water.
This practical guide would be beneficial for garden designers and landscape architects seeking accessible and relatable materials for designing water features.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Drainage 2. Water bowls and containers 3. Walls and edges 4. Structure and crossings 5.
Rills, channels and cascades Appendices Glossary References
Paul Hensey is a practising Garden and Landscape designer, a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD) and a previous vice chair. This role provided an insight into the quality and experience of Garden and Landscape designers wanting to become members of a professional Society and what their needs are. Paul mentors new designers and lectures on CAD, construction techniques and materials at several colleges. Originally trained as an industrial designer, Paul has used CAD systems for over 20 yearrs. Early in his career he was the head of industrial design for an international building products manufacturer, giving invaluable insight into construction detailing and an appetite for understanding manufacturing techniques and the use of novel materials in Gardens and Landscapes. Between 2010 and 2018 Paul was the technical journalist for the Garden Design Journal, writing their monthly feature on best practice and construction. Paul has won numerous design accolades and awards, including several medals from The Royal Horticulture Society and is acknowledged for his contemporary and innovative gardens.