The most primitive of
buildings are little more than a roof. If the roof cannot be felt visually around
the home it doesn't satisfy the psychological need for shelter.
shelters if it embraces, covers and surrounds the process of living.
advice is to make the entire surface of the roof visible, bring the eaves low to
about 6’6” (2m) where people gather, like entrances and seats and build the top
storey of the building right into the roof.
This beautiful home (right) is a rubble stone lime mortar
thatched cottage in
Hamlet near Bristol, England. It was designed by John Nash, a master of the
picturesque architectural style and designer of a very famous house in London,
namely Buckingham Palace. The
cottage, along with the rest of the hamlet, is owned by the UK's National Trust.
The home also demonstrates other external patterns making it
attractive such as No.116 'Cascade of Roofs',
Panes', No.242 'Front Door Bench' and No.231 'Dormer Windows'.
Picture with permission © 2009