Here are some photos of a recent Princess arch theme security bars installation. These arch themed security bars were inspired by the arched windows and door on the front facade of the Sydney terrace house pictured below. Other windows in the house also have arched sections which have been mirrored in their respective security bars.
Double bedroom doors closed
View of the double arch balcony doors
View of the double arched dining room window bars
Front view of terrace with bars fitted
The Princess arch theme in these DecoWorks designs is uncommon due to the extra work involved in making several concentric curves of various diameters. Usually there is a single arch within a rectangular door frame. In our designs the arch theme is emphasised by using an arched door frame instead of a rectangular one.
There are times when you need to block a window. The attempt shown in the photo is unimaginative and uses far too many wooden corner brackets from Bunnings. If that wasn’t bad enough to block a window they have used a piece of unfinished cheap plywood as a cover. To really make it look terrible they have used walnut wood stain which highlights the tacky grain pattern of the plywood.
No effort has been made to hide the screw heads securing everything and the name (photoshopped out to save embarrassment!) are large brass house letters, also from Bunnings.
No way to block a window
There are two of these windows that have been blocked in this manner and, being quite large, are a real eyesore on an otherwise wonderful Art Deco hotel. It is not a good method to block a window.
A better solution would have been to dispense with the corner brackets and brass letters, have a plain painted panel filling the window and then attach an Art Deco inspired grille to the front.
The security bars on the front window of this house look like the entrance to a birdcage. A bulky, boring and run of the mill solution for security bars. It’s at street level, facing the street and looks unbalanced on the window. The inspired choice of the guttering colour for the front window bars only adds to the humdrum effect.
Better design front window bars
This could have looked so much better if a better design for the front window had been installed. A more neutral colour would help to take the focus away from the existing installation. In many cases, security bar installations look uninspiring because the customer was trying to save money. It is false economy to get a cheap job done on such a prominent position of a building.
Lattice window grilles based on traditional Chinese lattice designs can be found all over Taiwan. They can be seen used in many buildings including restaurants, shopping centres and hotels. Many fine examples of lattice window grilles can also be seen at many of the suburban railway stations while travelling on the MRT rail system. Below are two such examples.
Examples of lattice window grilles
At the Guandu station stop in Taipei can be found nicely designed lattice window grilles that are far more decorative than plain bars would have been. When visiting the famous Longshan Temple in Taipei don’t forget to check out the lattice grilles at the railway station there as well.
Open window lattice in Guandu railway station, Taipei
Lattice window grilles at Longshan Temple railway station, Taipei