What is a pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid. They may be freestanding or attached to a house.
Pergolas are typically larger structures, often in every dimension ( height ,width and length).
The origin of the word is the Late latin pergola, referring to a projecting history. The English term was borrowed from Italian.
Traditional pergola design harks back to grand masonry pergolas of the Italian Renaissance. But the term, pergola is used more loosely now, and includes wooden structures.
National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) listed pergolas as one of 2019’s top trends.
Bioclimatic pergolas are the latest word of shadow structures.
They offer protection and optimizes living space by allowing to adjust to the sun, to create refreshing ventilation when it’s hot or even to shelter from more extreme elements (rain, snow and wind).