Oct 24th 2009
The simple skillion roof was built over the western wall of the house and serves five important functions.
1. It protects the kitchen entrance from wind and rain, reducing the impact of weathering on the building and providing shelter .
2. It protects the western wall of the house from heating up when the afternoon summer sun hits
3.The gap at the top allows the hot air to flow up and out from the wall of the house.
4. It allows the kitchen door to stay open in rainy weather, providing natural ventilation during a humid time of the year.
5. It provides another vertical surface to grow food or other “green wall” vegetation
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