The Pitched Roof House by Chenchow Little Architects is the kind of miraculous architectural masterpiece designed according to a series of strict regulations and needs from both the client and the city’s planning requirements. The client needed a personalized home that would not only respect the strict regulations that every house should have a pitched roof, but also offer views of the surroundings in the busy urban landscape. By reinterpreting the traditional pitched roof, the architects managed to create a fantastic contemporary residence described in the following words: “Unlike a traditional pitched roof, the triangles not only pitch up, but also invert to form a faceted roof plane. The triangular geometry of the roof is continued down onto the facades of the house, and became the basis for articulating openings.The variability of the triangular geometry gave us the freedom to push and pull the building form as required to suit the brief of the client, the local town planning codes, the scale of the neighboring roofs, and the requirement for solar access to the living rooms.The living rooms are located on the top floor to take advantage of the sculptural roof plane, the views across Sydney harbor, and sunlight. Bedrooms are located on the lower levels were outlook and solar access are compromised by neighboring houses.” I am amazed by how creative architects can be even in the presence of strict regulations and specific needs.
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