The Original Rendering:
A few weeks back I posted about this drawing for a pergola design. The idea was to anchor a fire-pit seating area.
This drawing was to give the client an idea on how an anchor structure would look/hold down/define the back side of the area.
[ A simple rendering for fire pit. ]
This rendering was enough info to go ahead and install the patio, fire pit, and seat walls as part of the large patio behind the house.
Rendering to Construction:
However this was not enough to make a decision on the final pergola design. Also more information would be needed to be shown on a plan/drawing for those involved in the construction of the pergola.
|From Misc #01|
[ The completed area, without the pergola. ]
Take a look at the corners in the seat wall and you’ll notice that the corner columns are a little heftier than the rest of the masonry. They were built to receive the wood columns for the pergola, and act as the anchor for the structure.
My next job is to design a pergola that will anchor the end of this structure, hold a few sconce lights, and provide some spatial definition-creating a room-like space.
What I come up with here has to provide all the above and at the same time take nothing away from the view down to the lake.
Okay then . . . . 2 posts, create some depth, and 2 or 3 levels to the overhead wood work. I need to remember to add the sconces for light and ambiance, which were agree on when the clients had reviewed the rendering(s).
This will be a fun little design it allows for some nice creativity in a pergola structure, and at the same time I get to pull a little off of the house structure and add it to the landscape.
This idea of pulling off the architecture of the house has always been a strong design principle for me. It creates strong work.
The unifying of the house and landscape creates strong ties and balance, while allowing for design creativity in just how you pull those structural elements together. this will be more apparent when we all look at my drawings and I’ll post a pic of the cross beam supports on the house.