New Waterscapes : Planning, Building and Designing with Water
Herbert Dreiseitl, Dieter Grau
Birkhäuser, Jan 24, 2006 - Architecture - 176 pages
After decades of being banished from residential areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in urban design. Whether it is the integration of natural water courses into the built environment, rainwater management, the incorporation of water elements in urban areas for climatic purposes or the creation of oases of tranquility or drama such as pools or fountains – all these aspects are not only encountering renewed interest among architects and urban planners, but they are also greeted with appreciation by the general public.
Dieter Grau, born in 1963, gardener and landscape architect, has been working for the Atelier Dreiseitl since 1994. In 1996 he became head of the landscape architecture department there. He is involved in planning projects around the world and lectures frequently.