-- / --
Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical Arrange the roofs of a building so that each distinct roof corresponds to an identifiable social span in the building. Place the largest roofs - those which are the highest and have the largest span - over the most important and most communal spaces; build the lesser roofs off these largest and highest roofs; and build the smallest roofs of all off these lesser roofs, in the form of half-vaults and sheds over alcoves and thick walls. The overall arrangement should form a self- buttressing cascade in which each lower roof helps to take up the horizontal thrust generated by the higher roofs.
Broader Patterning integrative superstructure; Containment by integrative superstructure; Functional integration of unstructured internal domains; Integration of non-linearity into integrative superstructure; Efficient enclosure of spaces with minimal structural distinctions; Organization of structures to permit two sources of external insight.
For further updates on this site, subscribe here