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Jo Gibbs
Although I am general very traditional in my architectural preferences, these homes - especially the Caterpillar House and the home in Austin- are so inspiring! Does the break in the roofline allow for water collection on the Austin home? When there is rain....
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John Hill
jeg0657 - Most likely there are either internal downspouts or a scupper at one end of the house for collecting the rainwater, which can then be reused (for irrigation, for example) or sent to the sewer; I'm not sure of the details in this case. A butterfly roof offers a great opportunity for rainwater collection. One of my favorites is this over-the-top contraption by Dan Rockhill, which also integrates the machinery for the garage doors:
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These are just beautiful and functionally practical.
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