Sloped and Flat Roofs, a brief history

Sloped roof on the left, flat roof on the right, all else equal.
Both farm villages and Victorian London had sloped roofs made of wood, thatch, tile, or slate.
Built up roof with alternating layers of felt and tar over wood deck.
Note how sloped roof has to build an attic, while flat roofs don’t.
NYC roofs
A Old West false front.
The Bauhaus architecture school
Am Fischtal, Berlin
Asphalt shingles
Little boxes
A modern false front building.
Three approaches to sloped roof look on a large apartment.




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