There's a nostalgia about a how a pitched roof, a chimney and some perfectly positioned windows come together as an elevation. Really, thats all a house needs to be to please our inner child's eye. And what's so lovely about a simple pitched roof construction are the shapes they in-turn create on the interior.
The Shingle House, Dungeness, Kent - NORD
The Shingle House is designed by a young Scottish practice, NORD (Northern Office for Research and Design), who responded to the natural drama of the site with a simple monumental black house, finished in tarred black shingles on the outside and in a contrasting start white palette of concrete and timber within.
It is part of a series called '' which is a scheme initiated by writer Alain de Botton to create a series of vacation homes in picturesque locations, designed by prominent architects.
H House, Sóskút, Hungary - Budapesti Műhely
This farmhouse by architects Budapesti Műhely is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Hungarian peasant house. Like the older houses, the building is set back from the road by approximately 50 metres and features a pitched roof that follows the peasant architecture’s symmetrical, 41-degree form. The structure of the house is formed from 12-metre-wide modules, which split rooms into two rows with a corridor in between.