The French version of Houzz recently included an article about designs and materials for outdoor partitions, wall cladding, and shade structures.  They selected 12 outstanding examples of unique outdoor enclosures and creative ways to elevate the design of your outdoor entertaining spaces.

Krueger Architects was honored that Houzz choose to feature the shade structure we’d designed for the Joffre backyard.  This vertical metal slat structure is used to both create shade as well as an intimate conversation area with seating and a fire feature.

Outdoor lounge room with metal trellis enclosure for conversation and fire

Outdoor conversation lounge with firepit contemporary moden design


We detailed the construction process and the choice of steel for the vertical slats in another blog post about this project: Alternatives to Wood Slat Structures. This design was also selected in 2017 for Best of Houzz Exteriors in Los Angeles.

Learn more in our Portfolio about this project: Joffre Residence.