The Shed Roof - An Architect's Review

In this video I discuss the reasons for choosing a shed roof shape as well as the design implications of the choice. Sheds are structurally simple, site responsive forms that are finely tuned to passive solar collection. With opportunities for daylighting via clerestories, rainwater harvesting and other aesthetic benefits they're a great choice to meld traditional and contemporary design languages.

I like the shed form for its humble roots and its directional nature. I've designed a few projects that utilize the shed roof:

Naskeag House

House on the Neck