STRUCTURE OF THE ROOF TO THE SHOW IN DECKLED COVERS
Every roof needs a support, beams, pillars or scissors. The latter not only fulfill structural function but also serve as a decorative element when they become apparent. Get to know some models that draw attention inside the houses.
By Deborah Apsan, Elena Caldini (visual) e Lucila Vigneron Villaça (text)
Joint frame is featured in this design of the American office Caddis | Credit: Dan O'Connor
One question is basic: know that the scissors can be made of wood or metal, and yet combine both materials. They can also adopt this or that drawing, which has to do not only with aesthetics but with functionality. All of these definitions will depend on the architectural design and calculations performed by a specialist. The main variables are the size of the span to be overcome by the structure, the section of each of the components of the roof and the shears, and the weight of the roof (until the material and model of the tile influence that account).