This impressive fence has a mortarless stone base and corner support. You notice some kind of a metal screen above the base.
Another look at the fence shows that the metal bars are actually cantilevered from the stone base, appearing opaque from an angle but fairly open from straight ahead.
This fence, which appears to be made from glass panels, is very sleek, owing to the way the panels extend past the slender upright supports.
Translucent glass panels are used for the fence in this update of a 1950s residence. The soft appearance of the glass surfaces, which admit some light through them, works well with the modern character of the house.
Glass is used selectively in this fence as well, giving an outdoor spa some privacy.
Translucency can also be achieved with other materials, such as the LUMAsite (reinforced acrylic) used for this cedar-framed fence.
Cor-Ten is used in horizontal planks here. The thin sheets allow the material to follow a curving plan.
Metal fences, with their ability to have slender profiles, are very good as armatures for ivy, creepers and other climbing plants. Behind this school-turned-home in Chicago, we see a fence in the early stages of plants taking hold. As they climb, the plants will create more privacy.
Wood slats also work well with climbing plants. This urban roof deck lets plants climb the fence as well as a canopy over the dining area. The mix of different types of plantings is well considered alongside the three-sided fencing in the intimate space.
Last is this fence that is strongly connected to the exterior design of the house. Rough-faced blocks are used in both the fence and the house's columns. Wood slats cap the fence and define the entry's gable end. They combine to give the entrance and the approach a solid cohesion.