On the Fence

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February 4, 2009

This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

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  Landscape architect and artist Mikyoung Kim created a Cor-ten steel fence to enclose a three-acre site in Lincoln, Massachusetts. “The entire fence is made using just seven lengths of modular, precut Cor-Ten steel bars, with widths being anywhere from two to five bars thick," explains the designer. "Depending on the angle from which you see it, the fence can appear transparent or opaque.” Read the full article here.  Photo by: Charles Mayer
    Landscape architect and artist Mikyoung Kim created a Cor-ten steel fence to enclose a three-acre site in Lincoln, Massachusetts. “The entire fence is made using just seven lengths of modular, precut Cor-Ten steel bars, with widths being anywhere from two to five bars thick," explains the designer. "Depending on the angle from which you see it, the fence can appear transparent or opaque.” Read the full article here.

    Photo by: Charles Mayer

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  The snaking structure doesn’t merely copy the surrounding landscape; instead, it employs a layering of elemental forms found more often in musical compositions.  Photo by: Charles Mayer
    The snaking structure doesn’t merely copy the surrounding landscape; instead, it employs a layering of elemental forms found more often in musical compositions.

    Photo by: Charles Mayer

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  Kim’s use of a few stark steel pieces creates a fence at once simple and complex, transparent and opaque.  Photo by: Charles Mayer
    Kim’s use of a few stark steel pieces creates a fence at once simple and complex, transparent and opaque.

    Photo by: Charles Mayer

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