How can a simple looking trellis actually be so complicated? When it’s done right, even the most complicated of problems looks simple but don’t be fooled – a lot of time, energy, and creative problem solving went into the design of this steel trellis.
The weather is finally starting to warm up and progress on the Cottonwood Modern house appropriately enough seems ready for Spring.
Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the cantilevered rooms and the stone work on the pavilion.
Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the structural pool, mahogany soffits, and a few other items of interest.
The Cottonwood Modern house is coming along very well. Today I take a look at some of the interesting framing techniques and conditions, along with an opportunity that presented itself.
One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.
If you are an architect, sketching, math and drafting are just part of the process. Sure, they don’t sound very sexy but if you want to get something that looks really great, it’s going to take time …
Modern stairs are governed by million rules and regulations – designing one that looks simple is anything but simple.
My next big modern project starts off with a problem right in the very beginning. Not only does it delay the project, it has a hefty price tag …
This is the subject for today – a modern trellis, although more accurately described as a brise-soleil … a permanent vertical or horizontal sun shading device.