APL #116 – Cascade of Roofs

Custom home in Cheyenne, WY- Architectural re-drafting, 3D modeling & structural engineering by King Engineering

Visualize the whole building as a system of roofs.  Place the largest, highest, and widest roofs over those parts of the building which are most significant: when you come to lay the roofs out in detail, you will be able to make all lesser roofs cascade off these large roofs and form a stable self-buttressing system, which is congruent with the hierarchy of social spaces underneath the roofs.

From our blog series on "A Pattern Language", by Christopher Alexander

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