On the Fence - Traditional and not so traditional, a charrette.
At Gardens Gone Wild Blog they are discussing the topic of fences in the landscape .
I think most of us are familiar with the beloved time honored white picket fence and the ubiquitous wooden board and batten fence so I’ll bring a twist to the table and offer up some different types of fence like armatures.
In this first photo you’ll see a bright red stucco water feature / wall. It is 40 inches tall and about 6 feet long.
There was once 6 foot tall solid wooden fence in its place.
When we torn down the wood fence we did not want to replace it with just a shorter version so we choose to use a red stucco wall and interjected a water feature into the spatial division.
In this second photo you’ll see 3 concrete spheres and a core ten steel arc behind them.
There was once a fence in this location and instead of replacing it with another one we choose to use core ten steel to create a fence between two garden spaces.
The next photo shows a project crafted up in Squaw Valley CA.
Originally the owners wanted a tall privacy fence to block the views between themselves and their neighbours.
We opted to build a metal fence / privacy screen on top of the stone wall , thus fencing out the neighboring views into this private entertainment area.
The next two photos show gates that are apart of a fencing system.
They are handcrafted wrought iron , a favorite medium of mine to design with.
The next photo is a pretty common fence that I designed about 17 years ago.
I’m including it because I like the way it falls in and out of a straight line thus giving way to some narrow planting beds along the lap pool .
The next two photos take the idea of a fence and turns it into a privacy screen.
Simple lattice panels do the trick to provide a sense of separation and privacy between neighoring properties.
Happy Solstice 2014!
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