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Montage: 15 Modern Wall Fountains

When I drove past the newest shopping center on the corner of a busy intersection in Delray Beach last week I wondered, “Why does every halfway decent collection of stores (that is to say, glorified strip malls) have a fountain?” Indoor malls have long traditions of water features. I suppose the rushing water is relaxing. That doesn’t address the existence of the requisite stone fountain on the outer edge of a shopping complex of a busy suburban intersection. Only cars can see it and nobody can hear it. (Pause while I Google.)

“Why do malls have fountains” is a popular search (the first few hits are about some woman who fell into a mall fountain while texting though). According to National Real Estate Investor, mall fountains are good gathering places and apparently shoppers associate them with cleanliness. Some surveys show that fountains make for better ambience and better ambience increases sales. So there you have it.

I have plenty of memories throwing pennies into mall fountains as a kid. It’s still a thing. In 2008, patrons tossed $30,000 into the fountain at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, which the company used for charitable donations. Perhaps a backyard fountain could replace the GoFundMe or Kickstarter campaign you’ve been contemplating.

On the heels of these scintillating tidbits of knowledge, I am following up with some actual high end, contemporary water features. Last year I did 20 Reflecting Pools + Fountains; this post concentrates solely on modern wall fountains. If you don’t have the dollars to hire a landscape architect, here are some roundups of readymade models: 20 Modern Outdoor Water Fountains and Top Outdoor Wall Fountains for 2016

Contemporary Water Feature Wood Slat Garden Wall With Stainless Steel Fountain

David Harber

Contemporary Water Feature Wall Fountain

Alchemie Landscape Architecture

Contemporary Water Feature Stone Wall Fountain

Randy Thueme

Contemporary Water Feature Red Wall Fountain


Contemporary Water Feature Wall Fountain Pool Lighting

Anthony Exter

Contemporary Water Feature Modern Wall Fountain

Rolling Stone Landscape

Contemporary Water Feature Wood Wall Fountain

Utopia Landscape Design

Contemporary Water Feature Orange Wall Fountain

Moose Country Gardens

Contemporary Water Feature Contemporary Wall Fountain

Lutsko Associates

Contemporary Water Feature Mirrored Wall Fountain

David Harber

Contemporary Water Feature Contemporary Vertical Wood Wall Fountain


Contemporary Water Feature Contemporary CorTen Steel Wall Fountain

Urban Exotic Landscape Architects

Contemporary Water Feature Contemporary Wall Fountain

Debora Carl

Contemporary Water Feature Contemporary Wall Fountain

Luciano Giubbilei

Contemporary Water Feature Wall Fountain Made With Gutters And Buckets

Elle Maison

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Montage: 20 Reflecting Pools + Fountains

Ever since we worked on the design of our house on the Cape, I’ve been harboring desires for a concrete fountain. Not a round, multi-tiered monstrosity, or a mermaid spouting water from her breasts, but a concrete trough with a rusted steel spout. We didn’t do any fancy landscaping or hardscaping, save for a basic bluestone patio, but I still think about it. Here are 20 modern gardens that include water features, specifically reflecting pools, concrete troughs, and wall fountains constructed from Corten steel, and others in that aesthetic vein.

thomas-woltz- Eric Piasecki

Nelson Byrd Woltz

water-Anthony Paul Landscape Design

Anthony Paul Landscape Design


Amir Schlezinger of My Landscapes


McCullough Landscape Architecture


Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture


Elysian Landscapes


Huettl Landscape Architecture


Ehrlich Architects


Thuilot Associates


Zen Associates


Wagner Hodgson


Eco Green World

wall-water-Urban Exotic Landscape Architects.

Urban Exotic Landscape Architects


Luciano Giubbilei

fountain-Pulltab Design

Pulltab Design  •  Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova


Sebastian Mariscal Studio  •  Dwell


Filip Van Damme


Hendriks Gardeners


Studio 265 Architecture


 Mesa Garden Studio

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