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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical Requirements governing the shape of a roof are: shelter; provision of habitable space within it; roughly rectangular layout; uncontrived, relaxed shape; reduction of bending (unless expensive tension materials are available); and of a steepness appropriate to the nature of any precipitation. Within these constraints a vaulted roof is the most appropriate.
Broader Progressive framework definition; Level generation of minimum tension; Containment by integrative superstructure; Boundary expansion permitting new level generation; Integration of non-linearity into integrative superstructure; Efficient enclosure of spaces with minimal structural distinctions; Primary inter-level connections at transitions in boundary orientation.
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