The Center's most striking feature is a 50-m (164-ft) circular opening dubbed the "moon gate
." This opening, wide enough for a Boeing 767 to fly through, reduces wind load, or pressure, on the building by allowing wind to pass through the facade rather than push against the building.
Her shrieks intensified, the sheets reddened like the sun sinking in the moon gate
, and all the neighbourhood children gathered around to watch, shouting first from the thrill of discovery, and then from terror.
Expert tip: It is said that a moon gate brings good luck to all who pass through - so maybe put a wishing well nearby.
Trellis screen Rustic arch Clever hedging Moon gate 'Win ndow' gates Trellis window Pergola Makes perfect frame to a secret sitting area
Gold medals were won by three superbly executed show gardens: one viewed through a ferny, dry-stone moon gate
, symbolisingCeltic sanctuary; another a wonderfullybalanced, geometric garden of trees, waterand sculpture, also representing sanctuary, in this case from city life; and the third, celebrating the National Garden Scheme's 75th anniversary, which was voted best show garden.
CREATE windows in walls or make it an even larger oriental-style moon gate
to frame a special feature.
WHEN dividing a large garden into rooms, install a moon gate
or cut a window in a wall or plant a hedge and leave an archway to allow the eye to wander through.
This urban plot went from wasteland to wow-land in just one weekend thanks to a trendy "moon gate
with undulating blue-tile roofs that usher guests into and out of the pagoda garden, for example, evoke "a romantic feeling of the journey we've gone through with the owners," says the landscape architect, rather than hewing to one particular period or style.
One of Ralph specialities became the use of Moon Gates
, which he used both at Chelsea and a number of other gardens.
are an oriental concept which work well in a contemporary urban garden to frame a view or link two areas.
Each area should be linked by a series of paths, which could simply be stepping stones, and sealed off with moon gates
that hold a beautiful view, archways which create scented corridors or trellis screens that give a peep show of the planting beyond.