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Note the single sloped roof joists and the simplicity of the facade. I would prefer something slightly more dressed and varying in colour, but the basic elements are there.
I like the variation in building materials and colours. We will not be using a flat roof, but I do like the basic shapes such as the protruding rectangle as the focal point.
Good mix of claddings and colours. Notice alignment and placement of windows and narrower windows along ceilings on side elevations.
Notice arrangement of windows between structural elements all done in same colour to look like a large singular window arrangement wall. Clean and simple, yet exciting.
Notice the slight second floor projections over windows and doors which allow for recessed lighting. This can easily be achieved by cantilevers slightly passed the lower floor to accommodate a larger space upstairs. The added moisture protection over windows/doors in specific locations is a good idea.
The different materials and colours along with alignment of glazing looks interesting. Also, notice the differing heights and directions of roof forms.
Notice the differing heights of certain elements and the differing materials of those elements. Certain heavy horizontal elements are appealing.
Again, notice the heavily glazed wall with supports strategically located to make the entire wall look glazed.
Notice the structure of the rear yard from the supports, glazing, building form, paved surfaces and planting. I am not looking for this hard of a structure, but there is strength in repetition and order.
This home adds warmth to a contemporary design by the use of materials and heavy elements which remind us of traditional buildings.
This is visually interesting because of the various shapes of major forms, differing heights of grading and roofs.
This has good examples of what we are looking for. The single pitched roofs along with natural and contemporary materials with heavy glazing.
Obviously an unbelievable space due to the rushing river below, but this home uses single pitched roofs and has an angled portion at the end of the home which is used for over looking from above. This can be incorporated over an interesting space below.
Interesting use of single pitched roofs. I would keep our design slightly less traditional looking and more clean, but the stepping could be interesting.
Note the single sloping roofs with varying roof heights.
Single-sloped roofs with maximum glazing. Notice the protruding structure has a sloped structure parallel to the roof line above. Under it, there is an interior space at the lower corner with a casement opening with a balcony with glass railing under the higher roof space. The recessed structure to the right has a similar design approach. I believe the cladding is stucco.
Opposing single sloped roofs with floor to ceiling glazing below following angle of roof.
This roof is interesting because it takes single slopes to form gables and reverse gables. As long as the reverse gables are angled front to back as well as side to side, you can easily drain rainwater to the perimeter of the building. Something to consider as a feature item.
Single sloped roof that looks to be about 25 feet long. Notice the 'ribbon' of lights/windows under the high side of the ceiling. This is a great way to bring light into closets, washrooms, kitchens, etc. without compromising functionality. Also this home uses stucco cladding with duroid shingle roof.
Interesting use of varying roof heights with single sloped roofs, horizontal vinyl cladding with stained wood accents.
Notice the push-pulls of simple shapes and the large expanses of glazing interspersed with solid cladding.
The exaggerated main floor ceiling height and window heights against the shortened upper floor along with corner windows give a modern northwest feel to this home.
Interesting use of single sloped roofs to meet at varying angles and directions.
Interesting option to create 3 distinct 'wings' of a home with freespan bridges connecting them.
Great backyard possibility for family space spilling out onto deck(s).
Realistically, the home can take on much of this type of look. The stained wood can be used in areas such as these because they are weather-protected. The window organization is important. Large poured concrete elements can be used as guides and privacy screens.
A glass-panelled garage door is used to not only bring in a lot of natural light to the kitchen, but also to enjoy the outdoors as a view from the interior during cooler conditions and to entertain from in the summers.
Extensive windows towards the backyard will be desirable stepping out to large decks, some covered will be useful. The varying roof heights with single-sloped roofs and exaggerated overhangs on some sides.
This elevation uses many of the features I have discussed such as single-sloped roofs, lots of glazing, particularly at corners, interspersed with solid cladding and varying roof heights.
Same house as previously added. Same notes as previous.
Great use of simple geometric shapes for the home and the landscaping and walkways. Turning walls into roofs as feature areas. The varying heights with varying protrusions add dimensions to an exterior. Note wall masses with carefully chosen glazing.
Note the simplicity of the structure, materials, and utilities such as the gutters and downpipes, window treatments, cladding, and railings. Also note the post system used to hold the roof overhangs and decking below.
Note the single sloped roofs alternating from a lower simple shed roof with an upsloping upper roof for soaring interior ceilings.
Contemporary home, but clad in warm materials makes the elevation feel more inviting than typical homes of its type. Simple geometry of masses and landscaping works well.
Use of warm materials helps create an inviting facade and covered outdoor space. The neutral tan stone which protrudes from the wood cladding wraps around windows. The covered exterior space is possible by having bearing on the two adjacent walls.
Interesting play off of different materials to create a unified composition such as the gloss white paneling, copper panels in brick-lay pattern and stained wood posts and soffits along with exposed concrete for retaining/privacy. Notice the varied roof height even though the interior floors are not varied. Also, notice the play off of solid masses interspersed with glazing.
Notice the off-centre gable which extends from the home out over the covered deck. Nice mixture of simple materials and attention to scale. Exposed wood, horizontal siding, stone, and cedar shakes along with painted wood and glass.
I like that the stone posts read as one solid vertical element which carries itself into the home. The exaggerated overhangs provide a floating cover to the patio and deck spaces. The glass railing extends down to the bottom of the fascia for a clean-lined look.
Integrated aluminum, glass and wood railing. This allows for the warmth with the wood. The modern horizontal lines of the aluminum and the guard rail functionality of the glass.
Angled soffits effectively reduces the amount of wall space below the roof line above the windows for a more modern and 3-dimensional look.
This home uses the offset gable technique interspersed with single-sloped shed roofs and high soaring single-sloped roofs to create a dynamic and exciting contemporary, yet warm-looking home.
I like the grass flowing beneath the suspended roof cover on which you can drive.
Here is an example of how to treat the rear triangular projection from the grand hall and a deck off the space.
I like the use of strong post and wall elements which protrude from the main face of the building (not necessarily sloping, but may be) in large fibre-cement panels.
Simple way to apply large hard panel boards by simply flashing beneath each sheet. Vertical joints can be applied against wider finished furring strips which can then be painted to match hardi for a reveal. I would trim windows and corners for simpler finish.
Use of two storey and open single storey space together. Solid and glazed forms together. Two sides leading to outdoor gathering space.
How to make a 3 storey with under garage space interesting. Stairs lead from ground floor up to main level from exterior. Spaces broken and linked using masses and glazing.
Easy solution to add interesting 'lines' through your home with this single-sloped roof over the front of the garage protrusion. Also, break up flat wall massing with drastically different claddings.
Interestin forms and massing with offset garage door. Single sloped roof with windows directly under roofline.