Daniel Ewald, landscape architect MNLA

Construction design – Pergolas

Rendering of SketchUp model, made in Lumion 2.

The third exercise task given in the construction design course concerns light structures of wood, and we were assigned to design a pergola based on examples given in the lectures.

Technical plan and elevations.

Using a relatively standard design as a base, I experimented with angles to create a more intimate space. This in turn yielded challenges regarding joints and foundations in order to make the structure stable enough.

Details of supportive elements.

A bit surprisingly, there weren’t too many revisions that had to be done to the design in order for it to work. The foundation and joint solutions could be solved more elegantly, however.

Technical drawing showing annotations, measurements and angles.

The materials used were exclusively standard measurements of heat-treated wood, elements of galvanized steel as well as concrete foundations.

This task marks the end of the introductory tasks, and after a short study trip to Berlin this week, we are starting working on the main project, back to the site presented in an earlier post.

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