When the owner asked for a maintenance-free
fence as a low-cost solution that would make a creative statement in their backyard,
we set about delivering a solution that disrupted the plain lines of the space
while contributing to the entertainment utility.
5th Street Lounge is a custom,
hybrid fence and bench installation in the Penrose neighborhood of Arlington,
at 6’-4”, this 25’ white cellular PVC lumber installation includes 8 shelves
and an integrated bench that can hold up to 6 people. The structure is supported by 2-5/8” steel fence posts
and heavy-duty fence rail connectors. A distinct patterned affect was achieved
by installing the PVC planks at a 22.5º angle, which was derived from a typicalscarf joint used in other carpentry applications.
Name: 5th St. Lounge Location: Arlington, Virginia Status: Built, 2011 Design/Build Team: Kurt West & Brent White Images:Donner Photos & Kurt West