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Matthew Cadle | design+make

Flint Hills Trellis


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Understanding Context......................................04 Positioning.................................06 Manipulation..............................08

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Envisioning Placement.................................10 Orientation.................................12 Receding...................................14

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Experimenting Details........................................16 Material Studies.........................18 Prototyping.................................20


CONTEXT Researching Existing Conditions Sited in the beautiful rolling terrain of the Flint Hills, the house aims to become a subsidiary element to it’s surroundings. Material choices allow the house to blend in and its low, linear profile leads attention back out to the landscape. The trellis already constructed on the site, adjacent to the house, acts as a precedent in the most literal sense. Respect to its detailing, materiality, and performance must be provided in the design of the pool trellis.

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


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POSITIONING Trellis Location Studies

Investigation into where the trellis is located requires consideration into sun angles, constraints driven by the existing build environment, and respectful responses to views created and blocked.

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The guidelines given asked that a trellis was designed to provide supplemental shading to the pool house somewhere adjacent to the pool deck. Since the pool house will provide complete shading, the trellis is being considered as a partial shading device that focuses on providing a comfortable setting for laying or sitting next to the pool during the hottest parts of the day.

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The Southern side of the pool deck provides the most beneficial aspects when taking all constraints and opportunities into consideration. In this position, the shading angles are directed towards the pool deck, in comparison to the North side, which would push the shading onto the ground north of the pool deck. This location also utilizes the wider dimension of the pool deck. The east and west sides of the pool deck are very limited in regards to space, which in turn would provide limited areas of shading and room to place lounge chairs.


MANIPULATIONS Shading Studies To begin to understand the properties of shading devices I began manipulating, one variable at a time, the existing trellis and studying the implications caused by that manipulation. The images to the right indicate the changes in the shading properties when the louver’s dimensions are increased, when they are angled 30°, and when the overall height of the trellis is decreased. The shading diagrams emulate the shadows that would occur on the summer solstice, July 21 at 12:00 p.m..

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


No Modifications (base)

Louvers Angled 30째

Louver Depth Increased

Overall Height Decreased


PLACEMENT Envisioning Adjacencies

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


ORIENTATION Louver Design

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


RECEDING Blending Into Context Stemming from the concept of the house I envision the trellis as an object that blends into the surrounding landscape. By studying the original trellis, I learned many lessons in the properties of shading. Both trellises will operate as shading devices, however they serve different programmatic needs. Human interaction is more important for the pool trellis then the trellis adjacent to the house. Using wood as the support structure will provide a more human friendly surface and also allows the trellis to blend into it’s surroundings better then if it were constructed out of metal.

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


DETAILS Zooming In

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


MATERIAL STUDIES Finishing Explorations

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


PROTOTYPE Realizing Material Consequences Prototyping serves to link together the idea and its material consequences. It is not the execution of the design, it is part of the creative process allowing the designer to expand their knowledge and test ideas. Upon this experimentation, the flaws of ideas will become evident and, in moving forward, steps can be taken to improve the design. Issues that were not apparent on the computer screen became obvious as I began working with real material constraints.

Matthew Cadle | design + make | fall 2013 Flint Hills Trellis


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