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  1. Protouring442

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    Currently having a house built, modern/contemporary design, very similar to many of the homes in this thread.

    Mix of flat roofs/barrels and some angles. The barrels will have metal on their roofs, but I was wondering if you guys had any insight or ideas on what could look cool for the other roofs which are flat and angled?!
     
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    Unbelievable. I was just reading an article online that the architect who designed this place, Gerhard Becker, was sentenced to a year in prison for killing a firefighter when this place burned down because of an illegally installed fire place.

    Architect Gerhard Becker Faces Manslaughter Charges After a Firefighter Died Trying to Save His Home - Page 1 - News - Los Angeles - LA Weekly
     
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    Amazing :)
     
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    very cool! I just devoured this issue of Dwell on an airplane last week, and just jumped back into this thread tonight! I don't have it in front of me, but what was the treatment on the interior cedar? an orange beeswax?
     
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    #1261 race4s, Jan 9, 2014
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    Thanks.

    Yes, after much debate we picked the Orange Bees Wax.

    You can see how bland it is unfinished. With the Orange Bees Wax it really brings out the woods richness and texture.
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    #1262 TheBigEasy, Jan 27, 2014
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    This is my 'perfect' house... Exactly my dream style and location... Drool... :eek:

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    #1265 TheBigEasy, Feb 15, 2014
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    Another one I really like:

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    This is a very nice home. Everything is very clean and easy to look at. Did you notice the 3 small sculptures in the niche behind the desk?
     
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    I really like this kind of architecture and modern design. I love the incorporation of high quality wood and exposed metal. There has been a push for this in pacific northwest architecture, here in the US, for some time. Even some of the Alaskan work has been published recently. Thanks for posting these... they are awesome.
     
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    I read this thread regularly and am soon enough about to embark on my own major build. It's a 45 acre flooded quarry but I can go into details later. I was hoping perhaps some of you could share your opinion.

    I live in Scotland, weather isn't the greatest however we do have some lovely days during the summer, a lot of rain and some snow etc during the winters. My design is about to be put to paper vis architect but I want to know something about flat roofs.

    I see so many beautiful modern designs with flat roofs and large overhangs coming off the roofs. Are these built purely in areas where they experience no wind or hardly any rain?

    Do the large overhangs serve a purpose? Design or shading?

    It will be a steel built framed house, possibly several, but I just don't know if the roof designs which are the ultra modern kind of ones or ones like falling waters etc, whether they would work in Scottish climates?

    Thanks

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    I am not sure whether your primary question is related to wind, snow load or sunlight & protection from direct sunlight?

    With steel construction you shouldn't have any problems with wind or snow loads. The architect should hire an engineer to design the steel structure. Make sure duct runs are accounted for, ask for open web steel joists if concerned.

    The direct light protection is nice during the summer months and can be annoying when the sun is low during the winter months. install shade blinds. They come in many levels of shading and still allow you see out during the day.
     
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    One thought is that flat roofs are angled to storm drains but you see an edge wrapped around the parameter that is higher than the actual surface. Does this make sense? Any dev / architect will have a tried answer. Please share pictures when applicable... sounds like it will become a really great property.
     
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    The large overhang had a purpose in the beginning, too shade the windows from the summer sun. In the winter the sun is much lower and allows the light in. Like TG wrote, the roofs may look flat but they're generally sloped. The Architect designs a parapet detail to conceal this. Every region and design will require a different approach to the construction technique. I been to Falling Walters and it is truly a beautiful masterpiece. The cantilevered sections had to be reinforced in 2000. This was due to Wrights stubbornness and technology. It's mind boggling on what an Architect and Engineer can build today and the cost is appropriate. I think it's a matter of how much you want to spend for the unique design vs. the functionality of the home. All the best and keep us informed.
     
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    All flat roofs should have a 2% slope. Parapets are not necessary unless drainage control is required. I have a cottage built this way. It works fine and I like the way the water comes off the roof in sheets. Some of the overhangs are 20 feet but have a reverse roof angle of about 18 to 1. The windows below them are 16 feet high and direct light is not a problem.
     
  26. Dodici Cilindri

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    As far north as you are the question of overhang is more aesthetic rather than solar control. Get as much light into the structure as you can. It is far easier to trim it down than to enlarge.
    A flat roof is defined as 1/8" rise for every 12" of run or 1 in 96. Nearly all commercial buildings today, that you think have a flat roof, actually utilize a taper rood system that directs the water to specific points for collection. All of this is behind the parapet, which is what you see. A taper roof system can be use for residential structures. I would suggest that you look at the Irwin home of Indianapolis, Indiana. The home was designed by Saarinen, you can find it on you tube.
     
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