676 Exterior Flat Roofline House Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

A midcentury property in Palm Springs, California.
“The geometry of the roof transforms from a typical pitched gable on the short northeast façade, to a flat roof on the opposite southwest facade. This transition creates a dynamic arrangement of folding roof planes,” says Ampuero Ernst.
It’s dark façade clad in vertically-oriented, stained softwood timber slats, resemble to black volcanic stone structures that are common in the region.
The second C folds towards the interior, and takes in the morning sun.
One volume serves as a home for Ortega, his wife and children, and the other, as the home for his elderly parents.
The house is composed of two volumes.
To enable the two families to live independently, and interdependently, Estudio A0 co-founder Ana María Durán Calisto came up with a 5,457-square-foot home that consists of two volumes, set in a Z formation.
A wooden screen provides privacy, and offers protection from the strong midday sun.
The property was meant to fade into its surroundings, which it does at a distance.
A deck on the southside of the home is the perfect place to take in the ocean view.
One end of the home connects to the existing access path, which helped make construction to the site as minimal as possible. Edwards also positioned the property so that a studio space could be built below in the future.
The two ends of the containers can be opened or closed at this pivot for more or less privacy. Native plants will grow on the roof and northside of the structure.
Another view of the studio.
The Hammerman House is truly a masterpiece of California Modernism.
Gwathmey had designed many private homes for a long list of exclusive clientele who appreciated his boldly geometric modernist style.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has a pool and an open air carport on a fourth-acre lot.
The longtime owner updated the landscaping in 2001 with Wexler's oversight.
Wexler and Harrison's original plan was to create affordable vacation homes for a growing middle class. When this home first went on the market with the others in 1962, it was competitively priced between $13,000 and $17,000.
Structural engineering firm Robert Silman Associates was key in helping the couple execute their design, particularly the cantilevered standing-seam aluminum roof.
The house’s concrete and metal are warmed by mahogany-framed windows from Duratherm.
Set on six acres in Sullivan County, New York, Jason Shannon and Paola Yañez’s weekend getaway is a study in minimalism. The couple chose to work within a small footprint for both aesthetic and financial reasons. On the patio, the Maya modular seating is from Room & Board and the Ball light is by Smart and Green. Jason and Paola designed the fire pit, which they also use as a grill.
Clerestory windows add to the clean, modernist vibe.
The wraparound deck provides stellar views and is perfect for entertaining.
“The project reverses the traditional suburban pattern of a house centered on its site and surrounded by empty space,” says Beer. Instead of a lawn, it has three courtyards behind a brick wall.
A view of the property at dusk.
Bay Elevation
Landside Elevation
Front Elevation with Glimpse of Bay
Entry Walk
Front Door
Because of the property's densely urbanised and developing location, the architect proposed a design that factors in the likelihood of tall buildings being constructed around it.
A hovering monolithic concrete volume forms the bedroom wing and covers the carport.
The roof is a low and flat sinuous slab. , and a curved volume of the rooms, sets up a T plan that defines the project.
A steel-framed canopy leads directly to the front entry of the dwelling. A concrete block fence provides privacy from the surrounding neighborhood. Drought-tolerant landscaping dots the landscape.
The low-lying, horizontal residence sits idyllically at the foothills  of  the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs.
Atelier Andy Carson has created a robust family home that actively explores the relationship between building and landscape.

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