Minka (Japanese:, lit. "house of the people") are vernacular houses constructed in any one of several traditional Japanese building styles. In the context of the four divisions of society, minka were the dwellings of farmers, artisans, and merchants (i.e., the three non-samurai castes).
THE LUNDBY GOTHENBURG DOLLHOUSE. ITS EVOLUTION AND SURVIVAL. FROM "MODERN" TO "TRADITIONAL" by . Jennifer McKendry ©. home page . ROOF FORM On the whole, dollhouses until the 1950s were constructed w ith roofs that have the main ridge running parallel to the front wall.
All roofs, even ones that look flat, need to slope to some degree so that snowmelt and rainfall can drain off. But beyond that basic requirement, architects and builders have a lot of leeway, and they've used that creative freedom to invent a wonderful array of roof designs.
From natural materials like slate and wood to manmade products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers; there are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before. While each has its advantages and shortcomings, they all can add a distinctive design element to your ...