Dwell's Favorite 146 Exterior Flat Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

Set on a 7.7-acre lot, the 3,400-square-foot residence is both spacious and compact with a natural flagstone facade and black-stained cedar framing.
The elongated, rectangular form is nestled into the slope.
Hide&Seek Game. Location of the windows and their size is not designer’s imagination.
Rising out of the earth like a natural rock outcropping, the holiday retreat is clad in a combination of stained Western Red Cedar and stained Alaskan Yellow Cedar on the upper volume, while the lower is wrapped in stone veneer.
Glazed walls allow the interior living areas to be seamlessly connected to the outdoors.
Windows of varying sizes punctuate the building, giving it a sculptural appearance.
A view of the ascent towards the property.
"Hemmed in by taller buildings on both sides, the original cottage was overwhelmed and neglected for decades—its identity compromised by inappropriate treatments. The new design provides a sensitive and recessive backdrop to the faithfully restored dwelling that originated more than 160 years ago in England,
The dwelling is fully immersed in nature, surrounded by scenic vistas and greenery.
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The use of numerous Sky-Frame frameless sliding doors and windows throughout the house creates a direct connection between the permeable nature of the interior spaces and the  picturesque countryside surrounding it
A concrete box.
copper & concrete facade
forrest view
Stone walls, made with rock excavated on site, frame the ascent with cement steps.
The home presents a narrow facade to the street.
The second floor, which houses Mark’s office, has aluminum-framed windows on three sides and opens to a roof deck.
The exterior of the home is clad in charred wood siding, which pays homage to summertime bonfires on the beach.
The home is approached from the south with views of Hood Canal below.
Exterior of Pink House from the street. The entryway is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of soild and void.
Front view of the FlatPak House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the architect first told his wife about his idea, she said, “It’s about time you focus on a house for me!” He continues, “It’s like the old story about the cobbler whose kids have no shoes.”
Front facade
The courtyard is just one of many open spaces that will be highly utilized—in the non-winter months anyway. Concrete worked well with developing the language of FlatPak. The second level is a wood panel that can be clad in corrugated metal or cedar—different layers that can be plugged in like covers on your cellphone.
Like the windows, the front door is also a square.
He worked around existing oak and eucalyptus trees for the new building, and retained the vernacular of an original barn, at right, where Frankel hosts concerts. Check out MVRDV's Balancing Barn.
All outposts are a two-hour drive (or less) from its respective city, without traffic.
The front deck, invisible from the road, is an extension of the wood paneling in the main living space.
Mori’s addition is constructed of steel, concrete, glass, and bluestone veneer. She decided to preserve the ceiling height of the main house (11’6”) and lined the roof with Voltaic solar panels.
The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior.
The Red House, 2002.
Located in Orinda, California, a three-bedroom house by architect Greg Faulkner took its first aesthetic cue from a large oak tree on the site. Cor-Ten steel panels clad the exterior, while white oak offers a material counterpoint on the interior. A 12-foot-wide sliding pocket wall opens the living/dining area to a terrace with a Wave Chaise longue by Paola Lenti. The landscape design is by Thuilot Associates.
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Large clerestory windows face the street at the Higashibatas’ house in Tokyo, optimizing both privacy and natural light within.
Outdoor walkway to the master bedroom
Each Getaway cabin has a hot shower with bath products, and electric toilet, mini-kitchen, hearing, and either one or two queen beds with, fresh linens, and pillows.
During the winter, the family can slide the screens open to let in the winter sun, in summer they can close the screens to provide shade, while still maintaining views and breezes through the timber battens.
A corrugated metal roofing, pine walls stained a warm blonde hue, and an abundance of glass make this modern prefab feel much roomier than its 1,600-square-feet size.
Bach to the BeachWith authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
The housees that circle San Francisco's Buena Vista Park run the gamut from wedding-cake Victorian to Scandinavian modern. Architect Cass Calder Smith aimed to create a façade that contextually relates to the adjacent ornate ones yet is purely modern.
“We wanted to make a delicate mark on the landscape, without blending into it outright,” says Andersson.
Here's the cover image in all its glory. Van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is the essential glass house (sorry Philip J) and looks pretty spectacular in the snow. One wonders if those windows are double-paned though. Photo by Jason Schmidt.
Delta Shelter | Olson Kundig
Large, dramatic openings bring transparency and contrast to the 10-inch-thick concrete facade, framing perspectival views of the landscape.
Two Black Sheds incorporates all the conventional aspects of a weekend retreat in a rather unconventional way.
Designers Christopher Robertson and Vivi Nguyen-Robertson conceived their house as an unfolding sequence of simple geometric forms: a low concrete wall, a concrete cube, and a boxclad in Siberian larch.
A bridge spans the home’s steep site for street access.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.