Landscape Architect, Walter Hood preps for installation
Posted on June 17, 2011 11:28 AM
At the NorCal facility in Oakland, Walter Hood pays a visit to examine the railings, which are the first of the custom-designed elements to be completed. And that means individual aluminum pieces were cut to specification, twisted, welded together, polished, sand blasted, power washed, and powder coated. And there’s probably a half-dozen steps in between that we’re skipping. It’s NorCal’s job tobring Walter’s vision to life, because when it comes to bending and twisting metal, they’re the experts.
And while railings may sound simple, these are anything but.
Necessary for providing a barrier between the space and the street
beyond it, Walter’s vision, as with everything else,
transcends the expected by imagining an undulating ribbon of
aluminum running nearly the length of the space. So, as you might
imagine, seeing palette after palette stacked with sections of
railing like this one is a very good sign. Next stop, Powell