Our customer requested a stylish, motorised retractable shade sail to cover an outdoor seating area at their private residence in Queenstown. They specified that the system should complement the architectural design of the house and not have too many external poles at ground level. They also wanted an easy to operate system. We designed a 50m2 square motorised retractable shade sail mounted by 3 points on the house and one external pole to ground level. We had to carefully consider how to brace the structural walls where we would attach our poles and not compromise the COR-TEN Steel external cladding.