French architect Louis Sicard created the Bridal Veil, a breathtaking water curtain installation that zigzags through the woods in France’s Sancy region. Working with fellow architect Emil Yusta and carpenter Thorsten Fischer, Sicard designed and built a pine and copia timber structure that carries a triangular channel similar to an aqueduct. The base of the channel is perforated with 4,000 holes filled with small pipes, which allows water to pour through to form a trickling, vertical, aqueous screen that visitors can walk under for a refreshing sensation.
“The waterfall is called the Bridal Veil for its delicate appearance, its uniform distribution on a deposit of volcanic ash,” says Sicard. “When the sun is up, lights and shadows of the forest and reflections of the water finally complete the magical scene of the waterfall.”
The stunning installation was created for the annual Horizons Sancy Art and Nature Festival, which features a series of artworks across the region, such as this waterfall “redrawn” by geometric metal triangles.