When roof turns to sky
The roof over this outdoor dining area is comprised of automatic louvres, so if the owners want dappled sunlight on their alfresco setting – as seen here – then that can quickly be arranged.
Right from the approach this expansive, light-filled home exudes a classic-meets modern air. Owned by a high profile couple, the grand home also reflects a sustainable heart, while a rustic barn across the property offers, among other things, a charming guest retreat
Extended roofing gives this home the edge
The cantilevered roofs on this home protect and define the outdoor living and dining terraces that overlook the adjacent bay.
How connected is your home to its setting? This house celebrates an evocative sense of place
Childhood memories of courtyard houses in India and the vernacular architecture of Ireland inspired a mixed-heritage couple's creative vision for this home by William Duff Architects
The roof line on this home echoes the scenery
This home looks out to a soaring mountain range, a spectacle echoed in the gabled roof line. Plus, the central pavilion is taller and more prominent than its flanking pavilions – providing the ultimate wayfinder
Triple cone – the roof on this home seems to echo the bigger alpine picture
The guest wing of this home includes a double garage finished in standing seam steel, as is half of the cladding and the roof. Solar roof panels offer a hint of the home’s sustainable focus
Living room and master bedroom pavilions stretch out to the views in this lakeside family home – new home, roofing
This home responds to its mountain/lake setting with articulated roofs that avoid snow loading. The sloping roofs also have a rock-like aesthetic, appropriate to the craggy setting
Two-wing family home provides balance of family interaction and future independence as the kids get older – new homes, roofing
Galvanised corrugated iron roofing wrapping down the sides of this house is a nod to an iconic material seen on rural sheds and buildings. And just as with those sheds, it will also gently rust here as it ages
Sculpted steel roof and other passive strategies give this home control over the sun’s rays – new home, roof
Embedded with photovoltaics and lifted at one corner to optimise solar control through the day, this home’s sculptural, sail-like roof is the hero of its passive design strategies.
Lapping up the scenery – modern home with rooftop glass bottom pool in traditional neighbourhood – roofing
Not your cheapest roofing option but it does spell recreation on high! The view from Italian home Casa B's deck and pool over the bay is spectacular – water all but connecting with ocean.
By extending this home's roof all round, architect Tom Rowe has given sun and weather protection to its glazed living room pavilion that's open to the north, south and east.
Float like a butterfly
The butterfly roof design on this home conceals the photovoltaic panels that cover 60 per cent of its surface – plushe roof’s angles, pitches and pleats are designed to collect rainwater for tank storage.
Our most popular new home story of 2020
This property came out tops as our most popular new home story of 2020. Read on to find out more.
From cottage to scenic lakeside home
Take a classic log cabin and add a contemporary addition – on top! See how the architects approached this tricky renovation move. The outcome speaks for itself
Part of a major renovation and extension, floor-to-ceiling sliders open the main living areas up to this rear deck which is sheltered from the street by the carport. Feathered slats on the carport soften its form and admit natural light while a pergola roof defines the deck area
Connected to the past, open to the future
A classic sandstone cottage is opened up at the rear with a complementary yet contrasting extension in this light-bringing, sustainable renovation by Sanctum Design
Heart of light
This renovation's expanded interiors could have potentially lacked natural light. However with a section of roof removed and a skylight in its place, the home takes on a welcoming light-filled aesthetic
Lean on me
Continuing the tradition of refurbishment of Auckland’s heritage housing stock, this renovation is a re-interpretation of the ‘lean-to’ form. Traditionally used as service spaces, the ‘lean-to’ here is re-cast as living space, opening the house up to the north facing backyard
More space doesn't have to mean floor space
For this ensuite by Hither Consulting, the ceiling was removed to reveal the home’s traditional architectural lines, accentuated by uplighting
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Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form – new home, cladding
Want to match your feature cladding with a durable counterpoint? Here, schist walls are set off by sections of the same material on the roof. See more ideas at the Trends Roofing Hub
Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form– roofing
A stepped roofline helps define the pavilion design of this home – with the central main living pavilion being the most prominent
Why you should consider an outdoor kitchen
How about adding space and versatility to your home? Plus improved connections to the outdoors and greater entertaining opportunities
Dramatic move transforms cottage
Ruby red brick and oh so pretty but if the ceilings are low and outdoor links limited then a solution is called for. Who would have thought removing a floor could add so much more?