What are your thoughts on a curved roof over a house entrance?

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I'm planning an entrance that will be a pleasure to walk past. I hope you can see from the pictures what is meant. The photos are the current state and the planned layout.

The roof (white here) will be covered with sheet metal. The door will be moved slightly outward.

What should I look out for?




I would fabricate/make this on a roller tensioner out of 2 pieces of aluminum.

Cant to the wall for attachment, weld in the middle and hook two brackets to the rafters.

Paint the whole thing with a bright color powder coat afterwards.


Totally whether I like it or not – with a tin roof, I would definitely also think about how it behaves when it rains. It can be quite noisy. If the bedroom window is next to it, I would definitely consider something else.

With a roof like that, you will definitely draw attention to yourself.


How will the water drain from such a roof if it all goes up?

— Drainage?

— Statics? How will it go up?

— What material should it be made of? A roof of sheet metal, and underneath it?

That reminds me of sacred buildings in Asia. Is that what you want?

  • Right now, the water from the canopy drains through the air onto the lawn on one side. On my plan, it also hits the lawn, on both sides. It will be covered (as a first idea) with metal sheeting – which will also be used for the two new skylights on the roof. The metal sheeting will lie on top of the wood, which, in turn, will be attached to the metal frame. (And possibly with support at the front).
  • The second plan is concrete. I know an artist-scientist who works with concrete. His studio has a variety of sophisticated techniques and materials for building with concrete. I'm thinking of "pouring" (mortar) a curved concrete surface according to his technical suggestions, which will look like my project, will be dense – and will hold up. However, I have to admit: this will be an experiment, and it could certainly go wrong. But that's the fun part.

Very.... interesting. It's a matter of taste... it wouldn't be mine. I don't think it would go with anything else.

I would personally start with concrete slabs or terra cotta tiles before proceeding with a canopy.

  •  My life's work is designing things. I pay very little attention to whether something "fits" in the interior because, in my opinion, it's much more important how nice the thing itself is. There are old houses where the whole building is devoid of any features and there is only, for example, a balcony of curved wrought iron in the middle. It would be about the same here.
  • For me, the stones on the floor are part of the entrance and are naturally incorporated into the interior. However, I have to say that I don't like 90% of all architecture today, and it wouldn't be surprising if 90% of people thought my ideas didn't make sense. I think there is too little looseness, fun, humor, fun and that kind of content in house building right now. When I look at where urban tourists go, it's not new cities. Even in New York City, old skyscrapers built in the 1930 are popular

If you cut and shape two thicker sheets and then weld them together with a center seam, you don't need a substructure. It just needs to be done fairly accurately, but then it would be a highlight in terms of craftsmanship. I wouldn't worry about rainwater. I wouldn't keep the roof width at 1m, then there should at least be a dry place to find the keys when it rains when the wind is not too strong.

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