This interesting project provides a good example of pushing the structural design to deliver great architectural features on a private residential scale.
The architect's vision was to have a kitchen and dininig area that could deliver both inside or out. This required a roof that floated out with no support at the end. To facilite this the structure was designed as a cantilever in two directions. To further complicate, there was no backspan to the cantilevers. Therefore, the columns supporting the beams and their foundations needed to be capable of controlling the stringent deflection criteria governed by the glazed door units.
Through precise detailing of these connections this was achieved and the architect's vision realised.