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The roof is an utterly indispensable part of architecture. Needless to say, it bears the functional significance of protection from the elements such as rain, snow or the direct sun, particularly so in the monsoon climates of Southeast and East Asia. Yet, speculation on the importance of the roof does not end there. The roof is also an important architectural component for its large role in the grammar of spatial formation, signifying a variety of meanings, and gathered together from a cityscape.
This issue presents 14 contemporary works of architecture which explores the potential of roofs.
 
 
Roof Dynamics
 
ESSAY
The Behavior of Roofs
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
 
ESSAY
The Origin of Roofs
Akihisa Hirata
 
INTRODUCTION
Roofs and Japanese Architecture
Ise Jingu / Horyuji / Jodoji Jododo / Cyojuji Hondo / Eihoji Kaizando / Himejijo / Katsurarikyu / Todaiji Kondo / Agatsumake Jutaku / Summer House at Karuizawa / Maekawa's Own House / Saito House / Japan World Exposition '70 Festival Plaza / Tanikawa House / House in Nago / Eishin Gakuen Higashino High School
 
WORKS
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Jun Aoki & Associates
 
HIGASHIAZABU SAN-AI Bldg.
Toshiaki Ishida Architect & Associates
 
House in Fuchu
Yasushi Horibe Architect & Associates
 
House with Gardens
Tetsuo Kondo Architects
 
House in a Forest
Go Hasegawa & Associates
 
momonga
Ken Takahashi Architects
 
House S
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office + Satoko Kojima
 
House T
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office
 
Nora House
T.I.T. Tsukamoto Lab. + Atelier Bow-Wow
 
Weekendhouse in Nasu
Masamitsu Nozawa Building Workshop
 
Kakuda Dental Clinic
Sambuichi Architects
 
Lamune Onsen
Terunobu Fujimori + Yoshiaki Irie (IGA ProjeKt)
 
Marine Station Naoshima
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
 
Meisou no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects