"If you're asking someone to do something that's never been done before, you must consider all of the obstacles."

– Jason Ciotti-Niebish

9.1 Knife-Edge Roof Fascia

Can a prototype be used to control the appearance and constructability of a challenging roof detail?

The roof edge needed to be strong, yet thin in order to create an overhang without taking attention away from the head house's main architectural feature: the cantilevered roof. 

Using metal working tools in the shop, the team broke and formed different gauges of aluminum before finding a thickness that provided stability while also maintaining the desired aesthetic.