5 Exterior Mansard Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

When artist Birgitta Burling and her husband Staffan decided to build a house on the idyllic Swedish island of Gotland, they set their ambitions high. "The brief was to make a house that can do several things…to create a house with very little boundaries and infinite possibilities," says French architecture and landscape firm Collectif Encore.
The back of the house showing the warm-hued Cumaru wood cladding with garden design executed by Jane Brockbank.
Every room can be directly accessed from the garden. The house has six entrances in total.
The clients' request for a mouse-proof house informed the shape of the home and the use of cast concrete for the foundation.
Located on the Swedish island of Gotland, the house is designed to look like a large boulder to blend in with the landscape. “It is a stone among other stones,” the designers say.

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.