Custom Solar Panel Shade
Construction Completed 2012
Glendale, CA

The existing residence, built in the 1940s, overlooks a deck on top of the street-level garage. THe deck has wonderful views of the city, but was too hot to use during the summer months. The new shade structure over the deck incorporates photovoltaic panels in an integrated system that provides on-site renewable power for the house, and increases the functionality of the deck by providing much needed shade. The shade structure is conceived of as a striking design feature, emphasizing form as much as function.

design team: tracy stone, donatella cusma, jennifer gilman