This course will examine the ways in which motorized pergola systems can help to create memorable, adaptable outdoor spaces. The health benefits of being outdoors, as well as biophilic design in hotels, restaurants, and high-end residential projects, will also be discussed.

In addition, the course will help learners determine the ways in which retractable and louvered pergola systems provide solar protection and adaptive lighting for outdoor spaces.


Learning Objectives

  • Examine the importance of connecting to the outdoors, including design considerations for hotels, restaurants, and high-end residential projects.
  • Discover movable, motorized shading solutions that provide solar and rain protection and adaptive lighting for outdoor spaces.
  • Explore design options, features, and accessories for retractable and louvered pergolas.
  • Review case studies where a retractable, motorized roof pergolas were specified in project design.

Pre-Requisite: Basic understanding of biophilic design.