The request of the clients was to be isolated from the exterior, to set up boundaries and make intimate the perimeter of their property.

Their request hence extended itself to the installation of a doorway, clearly distinguishing between the footpath and the passage for vehicles.

The gate, mounted with a portico, constitutes of a grill that administers visual access to the exterior of the property from the entrance of the villa, where its opening is commanded.

The passage for vehicles is in itself concealed, however it exhibits a horizontal opening in the lower end that allows headlights to penetrate the barrier.The entire body is contained in a rough concrete structure.


Vésenaz, Genève 1999-2000

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