The Argo Gold Mine fence in Idaho Springs, Colorado is made of previously used skis. Going along with the world’s growing ecological movement, the architects of the athletically clad enclosure have refused to discard the sporting objects, and have instead opted to incorporate them into an aesthetically pleasing design scheme.
The ski boards are all the same length, but feature an array of colors and slogans. Although this look has been seldom seen among stylists and designers, the fence is well-suited to the bustling Colorado ski culture. Yet, the functionality and sustainability inherent in the arrangement of the Argo Gold Mine fence has rendered it to be a transferable idea, and one that may soon take off in variety of cities from around the globe. In place of the skis though, ecological innovators may opt for disparate athletic devices.