Slavo Cech for Metal Urges

Projects

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Private Residence: Near Edmonton along the bank of the North Saskatchewan River

This Mediterranean Revival villa draws on visual references of 'grand palazzos', with the hand painted ceilings and arches. It needed a railing which captured the feeling of Old World design. It has a pattern of quatrefoils reminiscent of cloisters; the hand-rubbed and painted finish has accents of copper and verdigris....

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Private Residence: Edmonton

This grand estate home was probably my most challenging project to date:  A total of 250 lineal feet of railing. It started with the initial consultation with the clients and the interior designer. I asked the clients to look at historical railing designs. The challenging part was that the husband was on one end of the design spectrum (high ornamentation); his wife was on the other (simple and ref...

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Private Residence: Edmonton

This project highlights the beauty of combining wood and wrought iron to create a dramatic entryway. These wrought iron panels are raised slightly above the surface of the door to create a shadow effect. The wine cellar gates were designed to evoke a feeling of Tuscany. The gates are painted in antique bronze to suggest age and patina. Notice the repetition of the gate pattern on the trompe l'oeil...

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Private Residence, Pigeon Lake, Alberta

This project was a collaboration with landscape architect Donna Brown. This design makes a bold statement; it is far from a traditional driveway gate. The design was programmed into a computer assisted draft, then sent to a computerized water jet cutting machine.The metal used in this project was 1/4" steel with the branch pattern being overlaid by the swoosh. I applied a patina to the gates to cr...

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