Gates have always been an integral part of township designs. Right from the ancient times across all continents it was considered one of the most important aspects of designing township. In older times the necessities and function of a gate was first and foremost was protection but was also used to show the strength, prosperity and cultural heritage of a place.
On the surface a gate may not seem like a very integral part of your home/township, or your life for that matter. However, from an aesthetic motivation as well as an architectural point of view a gate can really add a lot to a township’s value as well as be a mental source of comfort to the homeowner in terms to providing a feeling of security. A well designed and executed gate gives a sense of security, prosperity as well as it adds to the value of the property. A gate is the first visible structure of a township so it is very important that it should showcase the visitors what they are about to witness also it is important that the design of the gate is in synch with the theme of the entire township. While designing a gate care should be taken to ensure that all the above aspects are matched.
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants Aug 2012 Issue.