Breaking with convention with a fence + gates is a goal ecotopes strives for. Here’s how we do that.
shou sugi ban: charred wood is the ‘hottest’ cladding material for outdoor panels
trellis fencing: welded-wire panels provide a perfect habitat for a native vine that will provide dense visual privacy.
Discussing a fence will always involve a description of these constituent parts:
cladding: the material + orientation of the main surface facing
posts: structural connection to the earth
gates: access points through the fencing
Ecotopes is reexamining the form + function of the urban fence. Instead of building ‘run-of-the-mill’ privacy fences, ecotopes has developed a fresh approach to view-shedding panels, boundary structures + privacy strategies that support the visual importance of the landscape design.
Projects that feature a fence + gate: