Architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, gingerly approached their idyllic setting in Seattle, Washington, designing a structure that looks as if it grew up right alongside the surrounding trees. A galvanized grating br
Both the bridge and front deck which extends an extra 18 feet off the side of the house, are made from galvanized grating. "We wanted to minimize the amount of nonporous surfaces," explains Pellecchia. "The beauty of [galvanized grating] is that the rain is able to pass through it, so vegetation can grow." Designing features like the bridge within standard-sized parameters kept the material quiet economical.
From girders to grating, steel has long been a popular, highly recyclable, and relatively inexpensive material for architects, designers, and builders.
January 25, 2013