GATES/DOORS — NON-FORGED
After days of collaboration between us, the architect, and an array of engineers, the most impressive part of this job is buried. But what remains aboveground is impressive to behold.
The two-thousand-pound gate operates on a single pivot point and is easily opened by hand. A leak-proof box houses the bearings in environmentally-safe lubricant (it’s an arid location and protected from rain, but you can’t be too careful).
The visible portion of the gate is built with heavy gauge copper plate on a stainless-steel frame. The top edges of the copper were heated just to the melting point and the result resembles mountain peaks. Bright blue glass tucked between panels is in recognition of natural turquoise deposits nearby. For security, an electromagnetic latch is built into the pier.