Refined over several iterations, it was most recently used on our Anacortes Project . We stick to standard carpentry and a simple framing layouts to keep it cost effective while still providing a modern element. The roof needed to work with standard insulation and roofing materials, but at the same time have some delight and that PNW feel.
By laying out the homes in a linear fashion, we could bring in more light to the individual rooms. The floor and roof framing are simple single span affairs with repeated layout. Setting glulam beams along the parallel walls allowed for an expression of the structure and carried out the overhangs we needed. We are able to single span the building with standard framing, then roof and insulate. With a shallow pitch we could use standard shingles. The higher sidewall allowed for accessory building spaces to be attached and still have light penetrating. The high side of the roof opened up to capture uphill light for the home, while the low side frames the views.