SLOPING ROOF The sloped roof has a series of benefits to the pavilion. Rain water is able to flow easily into a hidden gutter at the end of the roof and flow into an underground reservoir. The roof also directs cool air in and warm air out. The roof allows for natural light to enter through the high fenestration. Because it faces north, it never recieves direct sunglight, minimizing the amount of glare in the space. The north fenestration captures a unique view of the sky, while the southern fenestration creates wide views of the natural landscape.
The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015