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.
You might be surprised to learn that more tornadoes hit the United States than any other country in the world … Texas has more tornadoes than any other state … I live in Texas … and we have a tornado shelter in the Cottonwood modern project I have been working on.
It’s only been a week but there is a lot that has happened … including a hit to the contingency fund. Twice.
As an architect, I prepare drawings every day – so why is preparing drawings on your own house so terrible? There are many possibilities …
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.
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.
Because more and more of our residential designs are about extending the inside into the yard, we want to design our fences to read more like walls. This allows us to create a visually pleasant and viably usable exterior area.
Retaining walls are boring, lets be honest about that shall we? But with a little bit of thought, you can make this beast of burden into something that makes a powerful design statement. I will show you how.