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PROJECT NAME

GLASS GAZEBO

LOCATION

Chatsworth, CA

DESCRIPTION

This contemporary glass gazebo was designed for a retired aerospace engineer and his accountant wife as a retirement retreat. Nestled in the backyard of a typical suburban home, the gazebo is truly a hidden innovative treasure in the San Fernando Valley. The primary challenge was to create a design for the gazebo which would marry the “old with the new” so to speak.  The design of the gazebo had to be exciting but also complement the existing two-story, gabled, Tudor style home.

The solution was to create an exciting roof which acknowledged the existing home, yet defined the gazebo as a unique entity. Like the spread wings of a California bald eagle, half of the gazebo roof playfully ‘glides’ into the existing home as if to ‘embrace’ the old, while the other half undulates gracefully ‘away’ in a spectacular, yet fluid-like fashion, subtly asserting itself as an independent identity. In essence, the composition of the gazebo – steel, wood, and glass – also asserts a complementary feel; acknowledging the ‘old’ existing home with the use of wood and giving a nod to the ‘new’ future with the steel and glass. [...]

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