Welcome to RIBApix!
You have no items in your basket.
Close
Filters
Search

Aqueducts

View as Grid List
Sort by

Design for a noria, plans and section

RIBA20653
NOTES: This drawing is by an unidentified Spanish architect some time between 1734 and 1841. Noria are machines designed to lift water into an aqueduct using energy derived from the water's flow. This example appears to use horse-operated wheels.

Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard: incomplete sketch of the aqueduct with annotations

RIBA22892
NOTES: This drawing was made sometime during the Autumn of 1614 when Jones was returning from Italy via Genoa and Provence.

Water conduit

RIBA23321
SOURCE: Giuseppe Valadier. L'Architettura pratica (Rome, 1829-1839), vol. 6 (plate vol.), pl. 40

Trevi Fountain, Rome

RIBA25079
Salvi, Nicola (1697-1751)

'Iron Trunk' aqueduct on the Grand Union Canal crossing the Great Ouse at Cosgrove, Northamptonshire

RIBA25202
Bevan, Benjamin (fl.1804-1823)
NOTES: The Grand Union Canal, linking London with the industrial Midlands, was built for The Canal Company between 1793 and 1805. William Jessop was the chief engineer for The Canal Company and decided to cross the valley with an aqueduct thus avoiding the need to build a number of expensive locks. The acqueduct was designed by Benjamin Bevan of Leighton Buzzard, another engineer with the company, and it was manufactured by Reynolds and Company at their Ketley Iron Works in the West Midlands.

Fontana Bocca di Leone (Fontana Torlonia), Via Bocca di Leone, Campo Marzio, Rome

RIBA25597
Sarti, Antonio (1797-1880)
NOTES: This marble sarcophagus fountain lies between Via Condotti and Via Frattina. It was commissioned by Prince Don Marino Torlonia and was added to the front of Palazzo Torlonia on Via Bocca di Leone during its rennovation. Fontana Bocca di Leone (1842) built by Antonio Sarti. Located on via Bocca di Leone, which is a small street connecting the via dei Condotti and via Frattina in the shopping district.

Nero's Aqueduct (Arcus Neroniani) near Porta Maggiore, Rome: view from via Severino Grattoni

RIBA25652
NOTES: Built by the Emperor Nero in 54-68 AD, this aqueduct drew water from the Aqua Claudia and brought it into Nero's imperial palace, the Domus Aurea. It followed the underground path of the Aqua Appia Aqueduct towards the Colosseum valley by crossing as an arched aqueduct the Caelian Hill.

Porta Maggiore (formerly Porta Prenestiina), Rome

RIBA25660
NOTES: The Porta Maggiore was built by the Emperor Claudius to support two aqueducts, the Aqua Claudia and the Aqua Anio Novus. It was integrated into the Aurelian Wall as a gate in 271 AD.

Arch of Drusus (Aqua Antoniniana), Via Appia, Rome

RIBA27856
NOTES: The Aqua Antoniniana was a branch of the Aqua Marcia, the longest aqueduct, and was constructed between 144 and 140 BC.

Roman aqueduct, Old Town, Segovia

RIBA27936
NOTES: The construction of the aqueduct follows the principles laid out by Vitruvius in his treatise De architectura published in the mid-first century.
)
CLOSE