Picture this! A custom pergola as a modern architectural design statement adding comfort and beauty to YOUR home!
In the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the way architects utilize a sun shade structure idea, they exceptionally create enhanced esthetic and functional value. Let me highlight some of our recent pergola projects as examples.
The first pergola I am going to mention is a traditional design, with a fun twist. The client originally wanted this built of iron, to keep with the traditional feel. However, we presented the idea of creating it in aircraft-grade aluminum and assembling it with hidden fasteners. This provided the traditional look and feel with being much more durable and less to maintain. It stood out in its detail and beautiful blue color! This pergola ended up being an area for the clients to enjoy dining outside, under the comfort and beauty of this structure.
Next, we built another custom pergola for a beachfront home. We did a similar approach to the shore house pergola and it had just as amazing results. Before the pergola was installed, the house looked somewhat drab, and the second and third story decks were uncomfortably hot. However, once the pergola structure was installed, it really enhanced the modern architecture, made the deck areas pleasant and even added comfort to the interior of the expansive glass walls by reducing sun glare. I’d say job well done!
Last but not least, we created the Rolls Royce’s version of a pergola for an elevated back terrace. The architect utilized specific software to elevate sunlight shade for maximum comfort level. We designed the mainframe structure to be 16” tall and 12” wide. The rafters were 3X12” approximately, and 14” on center, and perlins were approximately 14” on center as well. We built the pergola posts a custom 12X12 square. In the design stages, the client brought the idea forward of making this an entertainment space. They wanted to incorporate overhead heaters, lights and speakers directly into the pergola structure. This required us to accommodate for all conduits and power to be within the modern pergola design. We also incorporated the design for phantom screen to be rolled up into the headers of the pergola to minimize any pesky bugs while dining outdoors. All of this was a challenge well worth it! However something that was even more important was that the preexisting contemporary railing design flowed seamlessly with the pergola for maximum visual effect. This was truly an exceptional shade structure! Equipped with heat, light and sound this pergola will provide luxury outdoor dining experiences overlooking the bay.