Flat roofs are a very modern addition to apartments, houses, maisonettes and bungalows and can provide a plethora of benefits. They can add extra depth to a house by creating geometric shapes that are evident of modern day architecture and also provide a foundation for a roof terrace or roof garden! There are lots of possibilities with a flat roof with many of them allowing gorgeous views of the surrounding areas. As well as this, they provide a unique and interesting variation to traditionally styled houses.
Flat roofs are a very common element to modern homes, with most new builds having at least one flat roof built into the architecture. With lots of modern homes having very geometrically styled exteriors, it is no wonder that a flat roof works so well with this style of architecture. The overlapping volumes that are apparent in contemporary styled homes, make it the perfect foundation for flat roofs and help to keep the whole building within its masculine and structural theme.Read more
It isn’t just contemporary houses that make use of flat roofs, as traditionally styled houses as well as log cabins, woodland retreats and seaside homes make use of this architectural addition too. Traditionally styled homes usually only have one or two flat roofs, with the main roof being of a pointed or angular style. This being said, the flat roof is often turned into a gorgeous flower box or a little terraced area for social or family events. Log cabins often benefit from flat roofs as they are easier to build and they also provide a place for the owners to sit and admire the surroundings from a higher view point. You will often see flat roofs on houses that are located near the ocean, as this provides a fantastic spot to admire the sunset and the sea. The roofs are sometimes transformed into decking or terraced areas, where seating arrangements are added for social events.
Large houses often make better use of flat roofs, as they have more room to transform it into something amazing, but small houses can often make something truly magical out of the space they have. Some small flat roofs have been transformed into herb gardens for the keen chef and some have even been transformed into small balconies, with glass surrounds and potted plants. If you have a flat roof and are dying to transform it into something functional, then you will find lots of ideas in this section. If you are simply trying to find architectural ideas for your next build, then you too, will find lots of examples throughout this section.
Flat roofs can be anything you want them to be, they can be the icing on the cake when it comes to geometric and modern architecture or can provide you with the terrace of your dreams. The possibilities are simply endless! Why not have a look through some of the images in this section to see how flat roofs can transform a building! If there is something you like, why not share it to your Facebook or Twitter profile, so you can find the things you love easier and faster!