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7 Incredible Rooflines

Many architects say that the roof is the fifth facade. Here, we prove how true that sentiment is with 7 projects from our archives that allow the roof to be the star attraction.

A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred. The roofline, set on top of glass clerestories on a transparent central volume, begat the building’s local nickname: Butterfly House. Photo by Brent Humphreys.

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