Gates for Private Dwelling

More often than not the gated entrance to a dwelling is usually an after thought. On this occasion however, we were delighted that our clients commissioned us to design an entrance that would compliment their home. In doing so we were asked to design a structure that was secure yet one that would have a visually inviting and welcoming appeal.

For this reason we felt that it was of foremost importance that the gates themselves were not formed of a solid structure but instead would be permeable while still remaining robust.

The concept was to create a picture frame effect so that when closed, the two gates would appear as one integral object. To achieve this we enclosed just three sides of each gate with a 120mm stainless steel I-beam and cedar panel inset.