When a House Leaks, It’s Not a House Anymore
Not leaking is a home’s Prime Directive. The most essential thing a house can do is to get you out of the rain. It is a reasonable baseline assumption that when you pay the vast majority of your net worth to live in a place, it should keep you dry. Whether it is a flat roof’s vain attempt at controlling gravity with materiality or the spec home’s 27 different valleys all intersecting each other or multiple generations of roof forms crashing into each other in an older home when roofs are chronically leaky you don’t live in a home anymore, you live in a sculpture that happens to have space in it where you seek refuge – but not comfort.