Landscape designer Scot Eckley and his team cut about 200 rings from various PVC pipes to create a template for the gate. A metal fabricator duplicated the design using aluminum rings cut and welded into one solid piece.
A sculptural sliding gate serves as the stylish backdrop to dinners enjoyed at the recycled plastic dining table. Matthew Cunningham's design for the courtyard, which includes the gate (made from raw aluminum) and reclaimed granite flooring, won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Modern Courtyard with Sliding Gate and Concrete Walls
A metal sliding gate and concrete walls separate public and private spaces on this tropical property in Sarasota, Florida. The modern project by David W. Young was a American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Mid-century Modern Courtyard with Sliding Gate and Fire Pit
A yellow privacy fence serves as a vibrant gateway to a courtyard designed by architect Guy Ayers. He used half-inch clear plexiglass covered with multiple, thin layers of colored and textured plastic. It took several trial runs to create the perfect hue for the courtyard, which also features a fire pit.
Modern Tropical Courtyard with a Sliding Gate, Water Feature and Sculpture
Extending from the sliding gate is a water feature that adds visual interest and reduces street noise. The project by DWY Landscape Architects in Sarasota, Fla., won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
When choosing sliding doors, consider both looks and durability — after all, you want your investment to offer effortless beauty and protect your home from the elements for many years to come. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice the timeless look of wood inside for long-lasting construction. For example, LaCantina’s Contemporary Clad doors feature the beauty of a wood interior with low-maintenance aluminum exterior designs to complement any architectural style and window package.
A sliding aluminum gate opens to a courtyard with a dining area. The artistry of the design by Matthew Cunningham, winner of a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award, matches the style of the urban courtyard, which also features western red cedar fencing.