85 Exterior A Frame Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

Rummer built over 700 post-and-beam midcentury modern homes in the Portland area.
A bright-yellow “R” sign, from a truck that used to deliver furniture from Jens Risom Design, sets off the southern facade. When Jens designed the house, he stipulated that he wanted cedar shingles, not the asphalt ones that came with the original design from the catalog.
On the north-facing facade, it’s easy to discern where the original glass doors used to open directly to the deck. In spring of 2012, Block Island contractor John Spier replaced the entire wall of glass panels.
Originally, glass doors opened to the deck, but after years of gusty winds, it was decided that a side entrance, protected by a sliding steel door, would be the preferred entrance.
Mid-century designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land.
Every year Marlboro College, which is located in rural Vermont, hosts the Marlboro Music Festival in which 80 of the most prominent classical musicians join together and work to hone their craft. For seven weeks, they work, live, and rehearse together and also host select public performances. Since its inception in 1951, the program has steadily welcomed more people to participate, outgrowing its accommodations. Enter architects Joan Soranno and John Cook of HGA who developed five site-specific cabins that tread lightly on the land and respect the festival's roots. Soranno and Cook created deceptively simple-looking structures that update the regional vernacular. 

"In Marlboro, you get a different way of not only looking at the world, but also looking at life," stated Mitsuko Uchida, the festival's current artistic director, in a release. "If you spend weeks together, day in and day out, eating meals together, chatting and sitting around, you begin to get the basic outline of what it means to be a musician. Ultimately Marlboro is about the concept of time. We have time to rehearse and time simply to think."
Lanefab Design/Build demolished the existing carport and replaced it with a new addition that included the new entry, dining room, family room, mud room, and garage.
This dark-blue 1907 home appears to be typical of the Victorian character that was evident in early 1900's residential architecture. Unbeknownst from the outside are the bright, light-filled interiors and modern interventions.
Materials used for the exterior include stucco, wood, metal, and concrete.
The back of the home opens up to an outdoor patio, hot tub, and fire pit.
Originally built in 1974 as a kit home, the A-Frame was constructed with cedar siding and metal roofing. The house faces east toward the water.
The floating sauna was completed last fall.
After: As part of the redesign, the exterior of the cabin was painted black.
The chiflonera leads to the entrance of the cabin.
Silvertop Ash shiplap siding clads the facade.
The triangular floor-to-ceiling window, which features seven glass pieces, allows natural daylight to illuminate the interiors.
Front of the 111 House with keyless entry for easy coming and going!
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facade at main entrance
“The cabin is elevated from the ground, and has slopes on the terraces and two floors. The slopes blends with the natural terrain and help reduce costs in foundations. The roof also has a steep slope to protect it from snowfall in the winter,” explains Lagos.
The Nolla Cabin was primarily built from Kerto LVL, a lightweight and durable Finnish plywood. It was then fastened together with screws.
The Wallas stove, seen next to the entrance, runs on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The Fiskars kettle that sits atop the stove was crafted from at least 70 percent recycled content that includes old kettles and pans.
Mirror panels cover one side of the roof to reflect heat and prevent the cabin from overheating.
Nolla Cabin can be accessed via a 20-minute boat ride from the Helsinki market square.
The cabin's "paws" elevate the structure, making it easy to transport and assemble. This also helps to not leave a trace on the landscape.
South street facing facade
Front facade with ipe wood slat siding, standing seam metal roofing and central "factory window"
Front view of ipe wood facade, standing seam metal roofing, central "factory window"
Black steel covers the steeply pitched roof, while the exterior walls are wrapped in charred cedar.
The architects say that the mirrored finish hasn't caused any problems with the local wildlife.
A view of the cabin from the frozen lake. Here, the existing property can be seen to the right of the cabin.
A Whistler A-Frame | British Columbia, Canada

Scott & Scott Architects design an outdoorsy Vancouver family’s dream cabin
A MODERN GLASS ADDITION IN BELGIUM

For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.
Lightweight corrugated zinc roof sheeting clads the exterior.
David Ferguson of Kimo Estate took construction into his own hands in a two-person owner-builder team.
The glazed door and other openings allow guests to enjoy sunset views from bed.
The A-frame structure is elevated on pad footings.
Stargazing is easy thanks to the lack of light pollution.
JR's Hut is an off-grid glamping destination near Gundagai, NSW.
“I didn’t want the kind of manicured garden that would mean I’d have to come out on weekends and mow the lawn,” says Jean-Baptiste Barache of the country home he built, mostly by himself, over a year and a half.
Lushna's dwellings are available in Europe and the U.S., though for customers in the latter, prices can vary based on shipping costs and taxes. The baseline price of Villa Massive, seen here, is approximately $9,375. The canvas-lined Villa Air's is $4,453. To see Lushna's full range of products, visit their website here!
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local building ordinances allowed, but the architects at dmvA found that a single wing extended out to the side gave resident Rini van Beek all the storage and living space that she needs.
The house can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests.
A lakeside vacation home near the village of Agger in Denmark.

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.