Attached Sukkah

The initial catalyst for this project was a desire for a Sukkah for the harvest celebration in the Jewish faith. The Sukkah pergola became a lovely permanent addition to the back of the house providing shade for the small, but attractive patio in the summer months.
We created a privacy wall using a combination of lattice and translucent acrylic sheets placed upon a brick wall. This in turn supported the overhead structure which incorporated uniquely suspended rafters from the main beams.

his pergola for a large community garden in Boston was designed as a central meeting and activity space.

Half of the roof is shingled for total sun and rain protection. The other half is in a traditional pergola style using purlins to provide 50% to 70% shade.
Gutters were used to channel rain water onto two rain chains and then into cisterns.
An Adirondack style was chosen for the structure and detailing was kept simple.