James Hill Architect, AIA
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Cedar 2x2's cast geometric shadows. traditional-patio

Cedar 2x2's cast geometric shadows.

A trellised sunscreen casts dramatic shadows over a poolside sunshade.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kit Pollard added this to Trellis + Trellis
Up close, trellises can be truly interesting, structurally, especially in how they allow light and shadow to play.
A few atypical examples finish this ideabook. Here is a pergola adjacent to a pool, where wood slats comprise the sun shade over the structure. Note how the wood members criss-cross in the bottom-right corner, giving a kinked shape to the roof.
In the same way, the trellised cedar slats of this poolside pergola add visual interest to the trusses; it almost looks like the trusses were painted with taupe horizontal stripes.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

barbjan added this to barbjan's ideas
September 10, 2014
Outdoor seating area
helenmbootsma added this to Ramadas for rensinks
June 19, 2014
Great rafters
heidiscolour added this to Exterior Ideas
June 1, 2014
Roof and slats
marmot added this to addition
January 3, 2014
Johann Lourens added this to johann_lourens's Ideas
December 30, 2013
Bridge spaces between indoors and outdoors
kategrigg77 added this to kategrigg77's ideas
October 28, 2013
exposed trusses
R. Cartwright Design added this to Tall ceilings
October 27, 2013
beam style
Culver Grown added this to Schmit Guest House
October 26, 2013
outside structure
lilymi added this to lilymi's ideas
October 23, 2013
cathia01 added this to cathia01's Ideas
October 11, 2013
teedeebee added this to teedeebee's Ideas
September 30, 2013
omariana added this to Trusses
June 14, 2013
Exterior Like Pergola
twellendorph added this to twellendorph's Ideas
June 5, 2013
eliannahombre added this to eliannahombre's Ideas
May 3, 2013
mindygoodin added this to mindygoodin's ideas
April 8, 2013
beams white
Liz Doran Washburn added this to outdoor living
March 21, 2013
LOVE the screen!
bjs3 added this to bjs3's ideas
March 19, 2013
lauren_ve added this to lauren_ve's Ideas
March 17, 2013
Angled trusses
mmorelli724 added this to mmorelli724's Ideas
March 7, 2013
Angled pergola 4
funkyart added this to funkyart's ideas
February 13, 2013
srollings added this to srollings's ideas
February 13, 2013
Kitchen ceiling beams
MJ Construction Orlando added this to mjconst's ideas
February 9, 2013
unique truss design
Alexandra Mullins added this to Mum's Living Room
January 11, 2013
White cross beams, natural slats
adrienne347 added this to adrienne347's ideas
December 26, 2012
November 21, 2012
nice mix of white and brown wood
Sergei Plishka added this to Roof
November 8, 2012
Slats - filtered light
suegthomas added this to suegthomas's ideas
November 4, 2012
I just like it
csunnikrishnan added this to csunnikrishnan's ideas
November 2, 2012
kubihous added this to Cain Residence
October 9, 2012
Interesting. I wonder if we can get Ting to get this to calc...
bajasharkey added this to bajasharkey's ideas
September 19, 2012
criss cross of the wood members of the rafters creates a kinked shap in the roofline of this pergola (ramada)
Patrick Elrod added this to front porch ideas
August 19, 2012
great idea to let light in, but maybe will some kind of heat and sun resistant polymer to keep the elements out.
clevercottageinc added this to Exposed Wood Ceilings
August 16, 2012
Exposed Trusses
DRM Design Group Landscape Architecture & Planning added this to Pergola
July 18, 2012
chlippert added this to chlippert's ideas
July 15, 2012
pergola trussled roof
jajohndrow added this to jajohndrow's ideas
July 15, 2012
interesting canopy for deck
platypus added this to Outdoors
July 12, 2012
Pergola with narrow cedar trellis
B Phelps added this to arbor cover
May 4, 2012
Shaded pergola
nataliedixon added this to nataliedixon's ideas
April 21, 2012
joannepascoe added this to joannepascoe's ideas
March 13, 2012
pergola with exposed truss roof with criss-cross members.
daanania added this to Gardens
February 24, 2012
shade structure
madreez added this to madreez's Favorites
February 6, 2012
Exposed truss, with play of light
jwdesigns added this to jwdesigns's Favorites
January 21, 2012
Christina Regan added this to Patio Design
October 20, 2011
Trellised sun screen casts dramatic shadow
Javier Flores Torres added this to casasecas's Favorites
October 6, 2011
mreinaldo added this to mreinaldo's Favorites
September 29, 2011
Para expandir la cocina
yelhida added this to yelhida's Favorites
September 27, 2011
Foto chula
kjarkansas added this to kjarkansas's ideas
September 18, 2011
love look
Giselle zanatta added this to gizanatta's ideas
September 18, 2011
Tesouras de madeira
molemas added this to terras
September 5, 2011
cmcintosh added this to cmcintosh's Favorites
May 16, 2011
Open frame
jessparks added this to 1035 remodel -- general
April 17, 2011
trellis pattern
natibeltran added this to natibeltran's ideas
November 19, 2010
doinita added this to doinita's Favorites
October 10, 2010
julian sahagun added this to julsasa's Favorites
September 25, 2010
W. David Seidel, AIA - Architect added this to vanbrunt Backyard
June 8, 2010
Nice play of light and shadow, seems enough shade for Roseville?
amybrain1 added this to amybrain1's ideas
May 28, 2010
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