Snow Fence Design

This is a design piece that I created for some family, for their home in Truckee, California. They needed a low fence to surround the opening to an outdoor stairwell to prevent snow from falling into the stairwell. Situated on the front of the house, we recognized the potential for this to be a piece that was both beautiful and functional.


I ended up taking inspiration from a local mountain range and creating a design in two (roughly) 3x9 foot metal panels that depicted the mountains and sky while not removing too much material. After finalizing the design in Adobe Illustrator, it was cut from 1/4" steel with a CNC waterjet and installed by the builders.