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Looking at their product offerings, they appear to have a version suited for visibility from ground level with higher pitch -- maybe this one simulating a metal roof (?):
http://usa.sarnafil.sika.com/en/solutio ... -roof.html
But, the elevations don't indicate the texture of simulated standing seams, so perhaps the intention is to appear monolithic (?).
Either way, there would need to be intentional detailing of the drip edge of the roof (during which the outer edge of the plywood decking would be terminated and covered). I've not seen a membrane system on a pitched roof used in this way. That's a product usually installed by a type of subcontractor that might be difficult to find for a quantity of roof so much smaller than they're used to. As far as I've noticed, that's the most exotic component.
Another interesting feature of the design is that the brick walls of the bathroom element continue above the bedroom to unite with the chimney mass. Even at
a single wythe for these panels the load would presumably require a hefty pair of beams. I wonder if the bedroom ceiling is divided into three planes, the
central one the width of the span between those beams. Section C-C would answer that question.
Sorry for the extra-wide page, the result of my side-by-side plans posted earlier.
is the bathroom, closed to the outside like the vestibule but generously skylighted; to the right is the bedroom, where two slot windows flank the opening to the space, while another large linear skylight showers the central chimney mass against
which is placed the head of the bed.
The diagonal centerline of the square-plan house is clear, bringing emphasis to those elements which depart from the diagonal symmetry. Looking up, light and space flow around the masonry mass, while everywhere around the perimeter flows
a light deck, not far above one's head. Visual movement to the left of the centerline is blocked below the deck by a wardrobe cabinet, so one moves to the right into the kitchen space, and thence, drawn by the first view of the exterior through a
large opening in the corner beyond, into the largest volume, terminating past the large fireplace in a cozy nook with built-in seating and a closed exterior wall. Above all is the tent-like ceiling, continuous light-colored planes invisibly lighted at the
perimeter, its distance from the eye thus a matter of mystery, expanding the space to an indeterminate degree.
Details of the skylights appear to answer my previous question about the bedroom ceiling . . .
Design and drawing Â© Copyright 2017 by Laurie Virr, Architect
Plan: weird sequence from the entry, through a bedroom, through the kitchen, to the living room ?
Not an inch is wasted on passageways in this simple house. I assume the client was on board with these choices . . .
cover, and the section labeled C-C on the plan.
Here's the carport plan again. The two roofs are intriguing; can't wait to see what's happening there. Note the architect manipulating his
double-wythe brickwork to present thicknesses as desired at wall terminations.
https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/04/rock- ... el_block_1
The differences between this little house -- we don't see a plan, unfortunately -- and Laurie's house for Bill Buck, are too numerous to name. What do they have in common, if anything ?
In medieval times, the nobility entertained guests in their bedrooms, so presentation was very important. The bedroom was a very public place. The taboo surrounding the space did not exist. Bill Buck will be greeting his guests in his bedroom. This is the most interesting conceptual aspect of the design to me. I wonder if there was much discussion about this unusual aspect or if it was merely a practical concern, maximizing square footage?