Bright Common

Bright Common

Philadelphia, PA


rust gate

A creative client requested an open yet private entry gate adjacent his nineteenth century cathedral turned live/work studio. Utilizing a double-sided perforated cor-ten steel scrim, privacy and transparency are both achieved thanks to the moire effect. With this interference pattern, light and air pass but visual focus remains fleeting. Permeable grass pavers complete the composition and echo the screen's motif. Bonus: graffitti won't adhere to the cor-ten's sloughing rust.

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Status: Built
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
Firm Role: Design + Fabrication