San Francisco Home Warns Geeks To “Stay Out” With Binary Code Gate.

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The Code Gate is the perfect front door for the Misanthropic Geek. Belonging to a San Francisco home, at first glance it looks like a decorative perforated stainless steel gate. But for those in the know, it’s actually a pattern of ones and zeros that when decoded translates to “Stay Out.”

Code Gate

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Designed by Architect Thom Faulders of Faulders Studio the gate conceals the entrance to the Deform House, also designed by Faulders.

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Written in 8-bit ASCll binary code text, the stainless steel gate is perforated with a custom pattern of ones and zeros.

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The translated text ‘stay out’ is repeated across the surface, and is reduced in size closer to the ground to prohibit climbing.

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Being adjacent to the pedestrian sidewalk, the gate projects a coded warning message to the digitally literate and the curious, in appreciative recognition of the tech-savvy population of San Francisco.

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Be sure to see the rest of the house here

Faulders Studio
images and information courtesy of Faulders Studio