(In-Progress)
Building the Shadow
SMALL DECK EXTENSION &  PERGOLA DESIGN

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One thing that August, my dog, always do at home is looking out to the balcony. On a sunny day, her favourite spot to lay down is also here—between the indoor and outdoor. Since summer is coming soon, Yejin and I were dreaming of spending more time on our balcony. We wanted some shading to the space, yet continue to bring natural light to the interior.

The result is a slatted wooden pergola with a second layer where a canvas fabric can close to provide full shade. Constructed by my dad using cedar wood, the pergola is 6’ × 3’ and 7’4” tall. We think it’d be a perfect size for a couple outdoor chairs, a BBQ box and for August to sleep under the sun.

— Alvin Kwan




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Location — Vancouver
Completion — Spring 2020
Function — Small priavte outdoor space
Size — 54 ft2