In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

By Joanne Furio
Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.

In an urban environment, fences are often a necessity, but they run the risk of taking on an austere, barricade-like appearance. The trick is to provide privacy while allowing light, air, and appealing cityscapes to filter through. A new multifamily house in San Francisco’s Mission District uses landscape elements to accomplish such a feat.

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