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Creating a Reflective Atmosphere
Water features can alter the mood of this style, which can be rather sterile or austere. A reflective pool can help achieve a calming atmosphere, while the soothing sound of a contemporary waterfall or fountain brings a further dimension.
The size of any water feature should be kept in scale with the space and fit into the set geometry — most minimalist water features are formal.
The asymmetrical formality of the design shown here is built around the tiled mosaic pool, linking all spatial areas of the garden.
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This extended pool seems to flow out of the house, its reflective surface echoing the shine on the interior floor.
The pebble floor of this pond gives extra texture to the design, yet a pure black reflective surface could have been achieved with black pond dye added to the water. This also would have the benefit of blocking light, which would help prevent the growth of algae and keep the pond in the spotless state demanded of minimalist design.
Any water feature used in minimalist designs must be perfect in construction and maintenance, and care must taken with water levels, pond hygiene and even the disguising of any pond lining.