Shed style

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The Vanna Venturi House, one of the influences of the shed style (note the two shed roofs, rather than a single gable).

Shed Style refers to a style of architecture that makes use of single-sloped roofs (commonly called "shed roofs").

The style originated from the designs of architects Charles Willard Moore and Robert Venturi in the 1960s.[1] Their works were influential to the style that would include the Sea Ranch in California (Moore),[2] and the Vanna Venturi House (Venturi). Shed style architecture became very popular in the 1970s and 1980s.[3]


Common stylistic features of shed style include overall asymmetrical with strong lines, one to two story height, and seamless roof and wall integration.[4]


  1. ^ McAlester, Virginia and Lee (1996). A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 484. 
  2. ^ "Shed Style". Architectural Style Guide. Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Considering Shed Roofs in Home Additions". Retrieved 21 Nov 2015. 
  4. ^ "Architectural Style Guide - Shed". Retrieved 21 Nov 2015. 

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