Private Residence in the British Virgin Islands

When Huber & Associates was asked to provide the owner with a Japanese style roof using cooper roofing the answer was quick and design work was soon to follow. A "S" shaped copper tile with other Japanese style cooper accents.

There were challenges to creating the desired aesthetic with enduring function. First, a tile with a curved profile in hurricane zone meant firm attachment and ability to lock the tiles in place. Second, given the lower slope, dependable water shedding in wind driven rain. And third, the building design required an access to a large built in gutter at the roof's midpoint and obviously, walking on copper tiles would not yield a good result.


Design details were made into working models. Then, to overcome access, matching stairs (ascents) were designed into the roof.