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Contemporary roof design concepts: learning from vernacular architecture

Author
Lopez, J.; Coch, H.; Pardal, C.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Sustainable vernacular architecture: how the past enrich the future
First page
357
Last page
376
Publisher
Springer
Date of publication
2019-04
ISBN
978-3-030-06184-5 Open in new window
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06185-2
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/133014 Open in new window
URL
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030061845 Open in new window
Abstract
In this chapter, vernacular roofs are analyzed to learn the principles which define their performance. Unfortunately, many examples of this typology have disappeared, due to its fragility in front of weather conditions and their state of neglect; vernacular roofs are strongly linked to place and local resources, which are perishable. Despite this, they have fulfilled successfully their function, adapted to climate, for centuries. However, many changes in architecture design and materials changed...
Citation
Lopez, J.; Coch, H.; Pardal, C. Contemporary roof design concepts: learning from vernacular architecture. A: "Sustainable vernacular architecture: how the past enrich the future". Berlín: Springer, 2019, p. 357-376.
Keywords
Climate, Roof design, Roofs, Vernacular architecture
Group of research
AIEM - Architecture, energy and environment

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