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Thank you for your kind words.
The fence was built at Valla Beach, New South Wales, for clients for whom I had designed a hemicycle. The radian module is supplemented by a 1200 mm on side 60/30 grid. The clients asked for something that was not the standard paling fence.
The Warren Truss came immediately to mind, as a consequence of the minor module. The supports, known here as stirrups, are galvanized steel, the piano hinge for the gate, stainless. There is no other steel in the structure: it was an exercise playing with scantlings, which were cut from Blackbutt [Eucalyptus pilularis].
A gate could be made almost invisible, as a part of such a fence -- if desired.
Here's a local fire station gate pair. I'm amused by the different construction evident in the two leaves. The left-hand one is now gone, replaced by a temporary (?) unpainted plywood panel.
And then there's my own work -- studies for a driveway gate.
He notes that this photo appears in Gebhard and Von Breton, "Lloyd Wright, Architect," p 80.
The trials of the architect never cease.
All for naught, now, apparently: Josquin reports that the current owner has chosen to stucco the house, on the reasoning that this will provide a lower maintenance cost "going forward" (as they say, these days . . .) !
Goff, my wooden gate designs are predicated upon an all-glued construction -- thus eliminating the need for diagonal structural members. Lots of clamping involved ! Welded steel would have the same characteristic . . .
That is correct. Mr. Williams was extremely gracious on our visit last year and went out of his way to accommodate our schedule.Roderick Grant wrote:Homer Williams, an architect, is the current owner.
WSKF Architects, Inc.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Ah... I see.
Japanese joints in your gates.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Japanese ... 0881791210
http://www.io24x7.com/index.php?main_pa ... ts_id=6863