Roof / Jiren Feng, Fang Zhenning, Stephan Petermann, Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom
By: Feng, Jiren.
Contributor(s): Zhenning, Fang | Petermann, Stephan | Koolhaas, Rem | Boom, Irma.Material type: BookSeries: Elements of architecture ; 4.Publisher: Venecia : Marsilio, 2014Description: 156 p. : il. col. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9788831720199; 9788891013101.DDC classification: 721 Summary: Perhaps as a result of our gratitude to the roof-over-our-head, it has always been super-charged with local cultural meaning. The paradox of the roof is that this indelible regionalism – styles are ultra-recognizable (the black forest roof, the Chinese roof) – coexists with universal principles and physical structures that must be adhered to in order to keep the roof up and the weather out. The roof used to be our clossest connection to the heavens, used to express and forge political, sacral, and societal connections. While ancient roof structures become fetishized, sustainability colors our roofs blue (photovoltaics), green (vegetation), and white (reflective), and our new political centers are made available through digital design. Though we lack the skills to articulate the roof’s political and primal quialities.
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Accompanying the exhibition elements of architecture at the 2014 Venice architecture biennale.