As our clients were feeling a little too cosy with their neighbors, they wanted something to provide some privacy. The challenge? To create a design that worked with the existing outdoor space, accommodated the steep slope of the site, and would eventually (and gracefully) transition into an open-work fence that would surround the rest of the property.
With a variety of materials already being used outside of the home, including steel, wood, acrylic, and several different types of stone, designers Ayesha Erkin and Rick Hamer wanted to design something that would speak to those materials and tie them together.
Pulling inspiration from an existing gate our clients had designed themselves, and a modicum of influence from Mondrian, Ayesha began working on creating different segment designs that would allow her to affect the amount of exposure.
After narrowing down the list of materials they wanted to use to steel, wire mesh, and acrylic, they came up with this design.
To provide privacy between our client’s house and their neighbor’s, the fence begins as primarily solid panels. As the fence continues, the fence “disintegrates” into more and more open, wire-mesh panels, until it transforms into a completely open, wire-mesh fence that will fade into the trees and surround the rest of the property.