FL AR0017464: Architect Sarasota, Florida

Simple Modern Trellis

Added on by Todd Yeomans.

Clients with a double-width lot wanted a simple outdoor trellis space to enjoy shady afternoons. I sought to design a space that provided a clean solution that doesn't compete with the existing structure and without the "frills" usually associated with the notion of a trellis. In order to avoid the typical cross-bracing diagonals and the multiple layers of framing members resting one on top of the other, my structural engineer and I worked carefully through the details in order to create two simple planes stepping down from the house to the site.  

Shade and shadows shown here are based on Sarasota's latitude and longitude, as they will appear on a summer day at 1:30pm.

Shade and shadows shown here are based on Sarasota's latitude and longitude, as they will appear on a summer day at 1:30pm.

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