The history of the fence with "rhombic"
This gray fence with diamonds is still used in industrial construction, it is surrounded by all military units and other similar objects.
These gray concrete slabs in front of everyone, we have seen them hundreds of times, and that's how it was created.
This object was developed in the 1970s by the chief architect of Mosgorstroymaterialy, Boris Lakhman (Rahman), and was named “PO-2”. In fact, he developed 3 options for the design of the fence. But the production went the simplest option with diamonds.
According to Boris Rahman himself:
“I remember how we were assigned the task of developing a project for an aesthetically beautiful fence. Nobody rushed. I managed to make three very good options. I liked more the sketch of the fence, similar to the stonework. But in the end we chose the easiest option. Probably liked the shape of the protrusions, when dust and dirt are washed away by the rain "
“The fence was designed for the safety of industrial facilities. Produced on conveyors specializing in the production of concrete elements.The design was conceived as a reinforced concrete frame with a concrete panel, reinforced with wire mesh "
“The relief drawing allowed to play with light and shadows, which to some extent eliminated the feeling of monotony. In addition, the advantage of “PO-2” was the presence of a noise barrier, which is very important for fences of this type. ”
The first samples of "PO-2" presented back in 1974 in Moscow. Then they received a lot of awards. Concrete fences began to gain popularity in the 80s, when officials decided to enclose unsightly places with them.
After graduating from the Moscow Construction Institute, Boris was distributed in Roscooproject. After some time, he was invited to work at Mosgorstroymaterialy, where he worked for 18 years. Then he became the chief architect.
According to Boris, he was subordinate to the architects, artists, whom he himself selected. The guys were engaged in the design of objects for the industry. Once they received a task - to develop the design of the fence.
Boris offered three options, but for some reason they chose the simplest. Lahman's project is called "Fence Plate-2". The fence was not once modernized, some elements were added, but this is all without the participation of Boris
At the Exhibition of Economic Achievements, the architect was given a bronze medal, to which 50 rubles were attached.According to Boris, the money was given immediately, but the medal came to him already in America 10 years later. Actually, this is the only thing left for him since those times, because the drawings were not allowed to be taken out.
According to Boris Lachman himself, architecture is his vocation. But despite the high status of the architect, in the USSR this profession could not be called monetary.
As soon as it was possible to leave the country, Lachman emigrated with his family to the United States. Prior to that, he read American magazines on design, architecture, and was aware of how this business develops there. He always had the desire to work with the Americans. Prior to that, Boris had been abroad only once - at an exhibition in Bulgaria.
As soon as in 1981 he moved to New York, he immediately began working in the architectural firm of Richard Bellamy. In order to grow and develop in his career plan, Boris passed the exam and obtained a license. In 1990, he confirmed his diploma and opened his own business.
When Bellamy died, all his orders went to Boris: he began to design megamalls, restaurants.
As Lachman says, this fence with diamonds is not the most that he did during his career, and he wonders why there are so many of them in the CIS countries.
Now Lahman is seventy-fifth. “I have no feelings about this. I am already an American at all. The fact that you found me is ridiculous. I absolutely do not think about all this.
Surprised that his brainchild is still so popular in the former Soviet countries. When he learned that they had been banned in Moscow, he only supported this order of the city authorities.