Front Entrance industrial entry

Front Entrance

Photo: Andrew Snow Photography © Houzz 2012
Design: Creative Union Network

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Carl Shotz wrote:
What is the railing made of?
     Comment   March 16, 2013
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Dave Conrad
April 26, 2013 at 6:49pm   
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Who makes the hand railing?
July 31, 2013 at 3:35pm   
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jamcarp wrote:
What are the steps made from?
   Comment   April 18, 2012
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Carolyn Vaughn
where is the railing from?
April 9, 2013 at 11:39am   
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Dave Conrad
its steel. probably locally cut and welded together.
April 26, 2013 at 6:49pm   
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Andrew Snow Photography added this to My Houzz: Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto
The front entrance of the property lies on a quiet side street steps away from the bustling and vibrant intersection of Queen and Bathurst Streets. Wrapped in laser-cut black steel, the semienclosed area contains separate doors for Mitanidis and Bader's main floor space as well as the apartment upstairs.Because the main apartment sits above the street, it allowed the designers an opportunity to update the traditional front stoop. They extended the second step to become a bench and can often be found chatting with neighbors or enjoying the late afternoon sun.
This last example is a conversion of a 19th-century rooming house into apartments in Toronto, designed by Creative Union Network. The new pieces do not stand in opposition to the old, but work with it in interesting ways. The entry becomes a portal through projecting steel plates lining the recessed opening; the wood-slat steps float above rocks; and a minimal railing is the last piece in this simple entry palette.

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pebbles to use out the back
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