The revival of the pergola on the terrace
Arbor, gazebo, awning, canopy and other barnums not as popular in the garden pergola, this destiny structure our external shading. Focus on ways to highlight a pergola in the garden and the different uses of this Layouts.
What is a pergola?
This term is of Italian origin enters our language there are about a century. The dictionary Robert designated as a » small garden construction, made of horizontal beams shaped roof, supported by columns, which serves as support has vines «.
Warning : It should not be confused with an arbor that has a shapecircular and a rounded top. It is made of lattice battens supported by hoops, on which is also made of climbing plants. also called this type of gazebo green pavilion in the garden. Due to the proximity of use, it is very frequent today to use these terms for each other.
Things become even more complicated with the recent evolution of the pergola term. It denotes more an architectural construction clerestory was blessed with fixed or adjustable slats, as here. Note that if the shading role continues, the trellising vines was set aside.
Which materials for the pergola?
Traditionally the pergola is made of wooden beams arranged grating so that Plant climbers like wisteria, climbing roses, the bignone, the honeysuckle, vine or clematis, it roll.
This is not a very difficult construction realize you can find many plans on the Internet. In commerce, count around 25 euros per m2 for a simple wooden pergola. A pergola-type wooden ark costs about 75 euros.
Contemporary pergolas has blades are very often built of wood. In principle, we use wood treated autoclave of a particularly resistant gasoline as pine, larch, spruce or the Douglas. These varieties may gray with time but require no special maintenance.
Architect Philippe Gonnet
Metal is another of the materials taken to achieve the pergolas. Traditionally, it manufactured the wrought iron. Currently, it is more structures of steel or aluminum. Here, reeds (reed screens) were placed on the metal structure to provide a delicate shade. It is an alternative to the deco umbrella or awning, much appreciated especially in Provence.
Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Or place the pergola?
Installed an autonomous way in the garden over a terrace, the pergola serves has to arrange a flag under which to shelter for lunch. The structure protects the sun without hiding completely, while integrating natural way in the landscape.
Attention here as if your pergola is fixed and requires the creation of a floor over 5 m, must apply for a building permit. If it is a demountable structure, there is no obligation.
John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
More often nevertheless, the pergola leans to the house to shade a patio on which to lunch during the hottest hours. If the pergola is endowed with an extra roof and serves as a shelter in the car, then it is called carport.
For a metal pergola has a lean dwelling costs around 250 euros per m2.
JOSE MARCOS ARCHITECTEUR
Today pergolas that build on the home can be self-supporting. They are especially prized by architects who place above large bay windows. Caroline cabinet Bars Bars Coquet Architects explained that in contemporary homes » This solution allows for better integration of housing in the outside. It is also a smooth transition to the outside. » Rates are variable depending on the size and the selected material.
The straight side of the pergola is an element interesting geometric garden can serve as a pretext for design effects. As an arch, it allows users to frame the views and enhance certain selected areas. To this end, there has guard here that the basic structure of the pergola. Shade is provided by three sails shade that cling to it and create original color keys.
Last Evolution dated, bioclimatic pergola means a structure has slats aluminum which once fermees by a crank or a motorized system, transforming it into waterproof roof. Somehow, the pergola, shade structure, becomes awning structure protection against the rain.
The approach consists of bioclimatic architecture is to use the most natural Elements possible to improve the comfort of life of the inhabitants. The blades of the pergola, which can be slightly open centric focus as those of venetian blinds, allow to ventilate the terrace in case of hot weather and avoid the greenhouse effect. They also control the brightness entering the house, generant of energy savings.
INSIDE CREATION — Samantha Didero
Bioclimatic pergola responds well the current trend to want to live on the outside as inside. Testifies in fashion as outdoor kitchens above. To protect these costly equipment from the weather but not completely cover the space to enjoy the sunny pleasantly times bioclimatic pergola is assuredly the best solution. Expect to pay about 500 euros per square meter nonetheless.
AND YOU ?
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