72 Exterior Curved Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

The landscaped garden had to have a strong connection to the addition, while including aspects of the owners' heritage.
View from outdoor garden to addition interior
Mill Valley Cabins
The rooftop, made of polyester and reinforced fiberglass, retracts to bring the sky indoors.
Large acrylic windows provide expansive views of the outdoors.
The stainless steel ladder doubles as a helpful staircase for entering the chassis on land, as well as a railing in water.
The Sealander motor reaches speeds of up to 5.6mph on water for comfortable cruising.
Developed by Daniel Straub, the Sealander combines the German entrepreneur’s love of the outdoors with his background in industrial design.
A lightweight frame enclosed with taut fabric and sheets of Jobert Okume marine plywood are used for this 44-square-foot hybrid prefab trailer house.
A teardrop trailer from teardrop trailer rental company Camp Weathered.
The Kind of Blue 1959 Airstream is the newest addition.
The property is outfitted with solar-powered lights that automatically turn on at night.
Unsurprisingly, yoga retreats are popular at Joshua Tree Acres.
Pictured from left to right: Andrew Uhlhorn, Justine Bennett, and Joseph August.
The green-roofed studio was reinforced to support the weight of wet soils.
The Globetrotter's aluminum shell catches the evening light. Power stabilizer jacks, an optional power awning, and a window awning package with Sunbrella fabrics help make it a true vehicle of leisure and adventure.
New, structurally sound walls allowed them more freedom to design the interior spaces.
Thick extruding windows  help prevent rainwater seepage.
Two balconies increase cross ventilation.
The smoothness of the poured concrete is strikingly juxtaposed against the rugged surrounding terrain.
The wave-shaped structure glows from within.
The simple stunning structure that houses the public restroom features a concrete ceiling that emulates the shape of a wave forming from the surface of the terrace.
The stucco volumes create a sculptural composition within the landscape.
Another view of the studio.
Modern yurts haven’t abandoned this consideration of the spiritual—just ask Adrian Larralde, an entrepreneur who designed and built a mountaintop yurt just outside Santa Barbara, California. Now available to rent through Glamping Hub, the yurt began as a personal project. Entranced by yurts and the serene experience of being in them, Larralde enlisted his father, a general contractor, to help build one on the family’s site on Refugio Mountain, overlooking the Channel Islands. The area, Larralde says, boasts a rich history.
One of the tenets of Treebones Resort is to build shelters that perch lightly on the land. The Autonomous Tent doesn't require a foundation, instead resting on a deck that is held to the ground with screws.
AO, Alpine Shelter “Bivak II na Jezerih”
A vintage trailer with two bikes in Dayton, Oregon’s bucolic Willamette Valley wine country.
Towable campers from Icelandic company Mink.
A Socal Teardrops “Krawler” from Off The Grid Rentals.
Mink Campers come equipped with solar panels, Webasto heater and thermostat, gas stove, illuminated ice chest, USB charging,  and BOSE sound system.
A trailer at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.
Austin by Ellsworth Kelly
The west façade off Ellsworth Kelly's
A stained glass
A stained glass design of
The west façade off Ellsworth Kelly's
"I like the more boxy, modern look," Herbert says, "and I think it fits the small space better. You have more space in a box. As soon as you put a peak on a roof, you lose a lot of that usable space."
The Leaf House is a lightweight, mobile trailer that was carefully engineered to weigh less than 5,000 pounds. The designer, Laird Herbert, used a metal-mesh, open-joint rainscreen as the cladding on the front end, and spruce pine at the back.
The structure is super-insulated, making use of quad-paned windows and vacuum-insulated panels.
Airbnb's fourth
LED lights illuminate the trailer at night.
Timberleaf Teardrops have aluminum siding and anodized top and sides available in a variety of colors.
Inspired by the principle of Biomimicry, Free Spirit Spheres’ goal is to “create new ways of living that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.” Based outside of Vancouver, the company specializes in tiny spherical tree houses that are works of art. You can even book an escape to spend the night in one at their forest hotels!
Clad in SPF lumber, zinc, and glass, David Bronskill and Mark Dilworth’s vacation home on Oblong Lake fans out to capture wide views of the forest. “Nothing is straight in the plan,” says architect Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW Design, who conceived the 2,500-square-foot escape. From left to right, there are three structures: a three-bedroom guest wing, a voluminous communal area, and a semi-detached master suite. Two of the wings share an unusual fin-shape design because of their varied ceiling heights.
Designer and writer Lynne Knowlton revamped her 1976 Airstream with a playful edge.
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
Meg Home | Olson Kundig

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.