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Kelly Beamon

Metropolis Magazine Senior Editor

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Gabled Roofs Experience a Revival Across North America

Nova Scotia–based MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has built several steel-clad gabled houses like the East Dover House, shown here, because the material blends in with cliffside landscapes, rusts to fit geology, and needs zero maintenance.. Image Courtesy of James Brittain Photography
Nova Scotia–based MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has built several steel-clad gabled houses like the East Dover House, shown here, because the material blends in with cliffside landscapes, rusts to fit geology, and needs zero maintenance.. Image Courtesy of James Brittain Photography

In this week's piece by Metropolis, author Kelly Beamon explores in her original article "the patriotism associated with pitched roofs and shares how architects are reimagining this staple of suburban house styles". According to its definition, a gable roof is a classic roof shape, usually in cold or temperate climates, consisting of two roof sections sloping in opposite directions and placed such that the highest, horizontal edges meet to form the roof ridge. Emblematic of the US, this article discusses its return to the urban fabric.

A Planned Reprint of a Popular Book on Louis Kahn Brings His Drawings within Reach

There are plenty of books about the buildings of late American architect Louis I. Kahn, including those he authored. But his drawings hold a special fascination for his peers and fans, which explains why the blog Designers and Books is launching a Kickstarter to fund the reissue of one 1962 compilation of his sketches, which has been out of print for decades.