Poon Design Uses Parametric Algorithms to Create Geometric Trellis in Pasadena

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
(Courtesy Poon Design)

(Courtesy Poon Design)

Beverly Hills-based Poon Design has transformed a Pasadena home’s porch trellis into a modern mathematical marvel. Using a parametric algorithm, architects Anthony Poon and John Kim used translucent acrylic to create a perforated structure composed of water-jet-cut holes. Circles of varying sizes dot the trellis allowing light to softly filter in while still providing ample shade.

“The glowing pattern allows sunlight to stream in alongside constantly changing shadows,” said Poon. The wood frame of the 9-foot structure is supported by galvanized metal poles and covers a 550 square-foot deck made from wood and recycled plastic composite lumber planks. Hexagonal cut-outs pepper the deck reaching out towards the future pool, garden, and guest house. A tree will be planted in the largest opening and align with an aperture above for a truly contemporary look.

(Courtesy Poon Design)

(Courtesy Poon Design)

2 Responses to “Poon Design Uses Parametric Algorithms to Create Geometric Trellis in Pasadena”

  1. barbara riggs says:

    Highly attractive and oh, so many possibilities. I like the intrigue of “sunlight streaming in alongside constantly changing shadows”–truly an architectural marvel.

  2. chase says:

    What a stunning structure. I just had the chance to see this designer’s other work and it is WOW. And the math geek in me just can’t help but squeak with joy. More please!!

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