Joseph Sandy graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004.
He has a passion for building and designing, and has worked for a design-build company in Southern California and an architecture firm focusing on senior housing and assisted living communities.
He’s currently doing freelance work, and came up with this design for a tiny house a few years ago.
The focal point of the structure is a large (by tiny house standards) 6 foot sliding glass door.
Everything is designed around the single, large open space.
To the left is a fold out bed. On the right is a kitchen, desk, and more storage cabinets. The sleeping loft is above the bathroom, on the rear wall.
Two roof sections slant in opposite directions.
The main roof is slanted to allow the largest entry door possible, while the rear roof slants up to give maximum head room in the loft and fit a queen size bed. Both roof sections feed a rain water collection system.
After he had designed the double-slanted roof, Joseph realized that he’d have to use a lot of flashing around the windows. It looks angular and modern, but the construction could prove to be difficult.
I really like the opposing roof lines and how that might help push the rain water around and direct it to a cistern. Nice use of interior space too and the cantilevered loft space.