Reference : ROOF STACKING: Learned Lessons from Architects
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ROOF STACKING: Learned Lessons from Architects
Amer, Mohamed mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
[en] Roof Stacking ; Roof extension ; vertical extension ; Construction ; Architecture ; interview
[en] Roof Stacking represents an approach to accommodate increasing population in the major cities around Europe, new agendas for urban densification emerge in response of finding sustainable solutions to use existing urban infrastructure in the most efficient ways. Several methods for urban densification are being proposed and seen in real life. One of those methods is roof stacking, which is defined as the added structure over the rooftop of an existing building to create one or more stories of living spaces. This report represents the results of conducted investigation on roof stacking method as a sustainable approach for urban densification. The aim of this report is to present a guideline for roof stacking construction approaches and methods and present the learned lessons through interviewing notable architects from different European countries who applied roof stacking. This report identifies the challenges and opportunities when applying roof stacking in addition to proposing recommended solution for the different obstacles that are faced when adding extensions on the rooftops.

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