Posted by Manuel Oliveros on October 22, 2002 at 09:30:33:
In Reply to: rooftop living posted by dan-england on October 22, 2002 at 04:55:15:
Recently I read a Taschen book on the architect Lautner that has beautiful and clever uses of roof toop / terraces as pools and living areas.
Living at the rooftoop was most surely very relevant to the native Pueblo american indians.
Even older examples are found in the oldest cities reckoned as such in archeology. Roof living was one of the oldest ways of living, once humans settled. Access to the dwellings was sometimes by a hole in the roof, the dwelling as well many times being excavated. I have read descriptions of the life in that era in which all cooking etc was made outsides, weather permiting, for the small quarters so advised.
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