This book includes a fascinating selection of roofs, from the most classical to the most avant- garde, all of which lend style as well as functionality to the buildings they crown. The featured projects provide a thorough, up-to-date study of trends in roof design, according to their type, materials used and the respective characteristics they provide. Works by leading architects are included, as well as some by up-and-coming new talent, all of them fully illustrated with plans and building details which help to give a better understanding of the enormous range of possibilities that exist in roof design in contemporary architecture.
* > Carles Broto, an architecture scholar and one of the founders of the IAC (institute for alternative culture). Following a successful period at the Atrium Group (Barcelona), he has now joined Grupo Links – Structure as the publishing director of various contemporary architecture collections. He is currently investigating the evolution of new American housing, as part of multi-country project. He lives in Barcelona.