anthony pellecchia utilizes steel, concrete, & wood in villa lucy carport
anthony pellecchia utilizes steel, concrete, & wood in villa lucy carport anthony pellecchia utilizes steel, concrete, & wood in villa lucy carport
oct 24, 2015

anthony pellecchia utilizes steel, concrete, & wood in villa lucy carport

anthony pellecchia utilizes steel, concrete, & wood in villa lucy carport
all images courtesy of anthony pellecchia




the ‘villa lucy carport’ by american architect anthony pellecchia is a three-sided structure of steel, concrete, and carefully-stacked wood. placed within a grove of trees, the form has three 27′ long steel walls arranged in a pinwheel configuration. the frame is subdivided into units of 9’x6’x1’8”, which are then broken down again into 3′ grid sections. all are bolted to a continuous concrete footing that encloses the entire ‘carport’. wood is stacked in the grid, allowing for easy stacking and removal for on-site purposes.

stacked wood grid




steel at ‘villa lucy carport’ is left unfinished to facilitate rusting over time. all units, nine in total, were fabricated off-site and transported to location for a one-day installation. a cantilevered roof provides cover for a single car, with two additional uncovered areas for guests. the corrugated roof is supported by painted steel beams, and bolted to the reinforced concrete wall.

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‘carport’ in relationship to the house

detail of concrete wall and roof


detail of steel boxes

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site plan



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