Plastics might seem incompatible with a rustic aesthetic, but polycarbonate shingles transformed this gabled Belgian "garden room" into a cool retreat from the summer sun.
A pitched roof helps this Auckland house blend in with its seaside neighbors, while aluminum cladding gives the structure a modern bent.
The new wing added to this derelict 1820s farmhouse is similar in proportion to the original gabled structure, but boasts a highly modern touch: a transparent portal of 22-foot-tall skyscraper glass.
For this home without a basement in Portland, Oregon, the roofline serves a practical purpose. As designer Scott Pitek explains, "a gabled-roof house is great because you’ve got all your storage up in the attic.”
In this eco-friendly sanctuary in the French countryside, battens form a double layer with louvers that allow daylight in at the top of the gabled volume.
Architect Chad Everhart wanted to modernize his Depression-era farmhouse without effacing its history. The home's roof pitch is the same as the original design, but now the Galvalume roofing rolls down to serve as sheathing.
Vernacular design needn't always look backward. Architect Huib van Zeijl envisioned this house outside Amsterdam as "a modern translation of a kid’s drawing of a typical Dutch house."
A modern take on a classic American design, the gabled roof on this modern Dallas family home is made of weathered Cor-Ten steel.