Roofs

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Roofs are one of the primary components of a building envelope and are understood as the uppermost part of a building that gives protection from the environment, climate, and animals. Roofs are often designed uniquely for each region and building typology based on architectural traditions responding to specific materials, styles, and functions. Roofs generally function in two parts: a supporting structure and an outer skin for weatherproofing.

Roof shapes are greatly influenced by the varied properties of specific climates, regions, materials, and architectural styles. Because of the variety of design strategies, roof terminology is flexible and can range from flat roofs to steep pitches, domes, arches, or complex combinations of angles.
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Collection of diagrammatic axon drawings of 16 variations of Roof Shapes and styles
Roof shapes are greatly influenced by the varied properties of specific climates, regions, materials, and architectural styles. Because of the variety of design strategies, roof terminology is flexible and can range from flat roofs to steep pitches, domes, arches, or complex combinations of angles.
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Roof Slope Interior Clearances

Slope Starting Clearance: 3’-5’3” | 90-160 cm
Human Clearance (Height): 5’11” | 180 cm
Ceiling Clearance: 7’6” | 230 cm

Interior clearances for roof slopes provide guides for functional human spaces under angled roofs. It is advised that ceilings be set at a minimum of 7’6” | 230 cm with human clearances of 5’11” | 180 cm. Heights of 3’-5’3” | 90-160 cm should be provided at the base to allow for low furniture.
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Diagram drawing showing clearances for usable interior spaces below various roof slopes and angles
Interior clearances for roof slopes provide guides for functional human spaces under angled roofs. It is advised that ceilings be set at a minimum of 7’6” | 230 cm with human clearances of 5’11” | 180 cm. Heights of 3’-5’3” | 90-160 cm should be provided at the base to allow for low furniture.
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