Dew Ponds

For one of our residential projects, we are proposing the use of a Dew Pond in the outdoor area.

Dew ponds are shallow saucer-shaped artificial ponds usually placed in areas where natural supply of surface water is absent. Water is collected either from dew or rain.

The ponds are lined with straw (for insulation), clay and rubble. The clay usually prevents cracking from the sun and the rubble layer is placed to protect the lining from the outside human or animal intrusions.

They are a simple landscape feature that can improve on site water collection and reuse.

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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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