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.
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