Glass and Steel Driveway Gate

Here in SMA we are just beginning work on a driveway gate that will be located in the Laurel Highlands Region of Pennsylvania. Located deep in the woods surrounded by towering Hemlock and White Oaks, we were tasked with producing an entrance gate.  We thought that the addition of color might help the gate pop against such visually rich surroundings. Its always disappointing to see ironwork disappear against a busy backdrop. By introducing translucent color fields and a color palette that would hold up year round to the grey skies, deep evergreens, and loamy earth,  we hoped to create a unique and light entrance to the home. This design was inspired from a sculpture proposal we did for a related project (video below).  Originally intended for a double swinging gate, the client has opted for a sliding gate. 

Glass And Steel Driveway Gates Design Process

 Conceptual Sketch 

Conceptual Sketch 

 Sculpture Proposal

Sculpture Proposal

design process