In view is Domestic Hat 2 by Jennifer Bonner (@JBonn90057
), recently displayed at Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, at Harvard GSD (@HarvardGSD
). Developed out of her research and among other things, for an exhibition in 2014 at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, Domestic Hats explores ordinary roof typologies and reconsiders the role of the massing model in architectural representation.
From the architect:
“Roof Typologies: A quick drive around a few neighborhoods demonstrate stylistic differences in the domestic architecture of Atlanta. Arguably the single most common element of these houses is the roof. Whether located in English Avenue, Old Fourth Ward, or Ansley Park, shared rooflines crisscross neighborhood boundaries. Ordinary and simplistic, yet highly repetitive, gable and hip roofs dominate the scene while butterfly and mansard roofs represent a rarer species. Dormers, A-frame, and shed roofs are combined to make a complex system of functional rooftops with countless variations. These copy-paste forms not only populate the housing stock, but represent house figures and house shapes widely accepted by the public.”