A client requested an outdoor shade structure to be designed and constructed over an existing South-facing stone terrace at the rear of their classic Mooreland Farms home. The structure is calibrated to cast shade over the terrace during the hottest daytime hours of the summer months, while still allowing sun light into the kitchen windows. The design solution is comprised of a steel primary frame using built-up assemblies expressing both a structural and aesthetic purpose. This frame is supported on existing load bearing solid masonry perimeter walls. A secondary and lighter cedar wood structure will sit on top of the steel, and will support a standing seam metal roof. The combination of both black steel, and light cedar suitably brings forth a modern, yet rustic nature creating a bespoke atmosphere tailored to the client's personal tastes.

Design 2017, Construction 2018