If you’re thinking about building or renovating, you’ve probably already thought about changing the tiles or changing the facade of the house. But have you ever thought about using the built-in roof in your construction? This type of roof has already conquered many construction and architecture professionals and, therefore, it can already be seen in many constructions out there. In fact, this roof cannot be seen, because it is hidden, leaving the building with a more modern and minimalist look.

With that in mind, in this article we’ll explain what a built-in roof is, what are its advantages and disadvantages, how to build it, in addition to presenting you with several images of amazing projects that have this type of roof. All this to help you choose the ideal roof for your project.

What is a built-in roof?

The built-in roof is a type of roof in which the tiles are protected by platbands, which are small walls built into the slab or as a continuation of the structure of the previous floor. That way, when looking at the facade of the building, you will have the impression that it does not have a roof. However, in fact, this structure is hidden, making the construction acquire a more modern and updated appearance, as the project starts to draw attention due to the presence of straight and striking lines.

Image 1: The built-in roof left this house with a minimalist and modern facade.

White house with two floors and modern design.

What are its advantages and disadvantages of the built-in roof?

When it comes to construction, that popular knowledge that everything has its good and bad sides can also be applied. Therefore, before choosing to use a built-in roof in your construction, it is important that you know the advantages and disadvantages of this type of roof.

Benefits

The main advantage of the embedded roof is the saving of money spent on its structure, since it is not necessary to invest in the volume of materials that is generally used in the construction of a conventional roof. In addition, this type of roof is widely used by professionals who want to build modern houses or constructions that are more in line with up-to-date architectural standards, due to the aesthetic appeal provided by the emphasis on straight lines in the project.

Disadvantages

As it’s not all flowers, the use of the built-in roof also has its drawbacks. The main one is that, during its construction, it is necessary to invest in thermal blankets, gutters and flashings with high flow capacity to provide good water flow and prevent the appearance of infiltrations, in addition to the construction of platinbands, which are essential to create this look of hidden roof.

Image 2: As the roof is not visible, it is possible to save on the structure and use metallic tiles, for example.

Modern house with built-in roof.

How to build a built-in roof?

The way the built-in roof is constructed is not much different from the conventional roof. In fact, not even the structure changes much, however, it will not be necessary to invest in wooden elements that could give an aesthetic appeal to the project, if they were exposed. In addition, generally, lighter tiles are used in the construction of this roof, which also requires less of the structure. In this way, this structure is smaller and leaner, reducing the cost of construction.

Therefore, the basic structure of a built-in roof usually features shears, purlins, gutters, flashings, and ridges. In addition, it is common for this type of roof to have only one or two slopes, which are simpler to build. However, it is also possible to find projects with three or four slopes.

Types of Inlaid Roof Tile

There are several types of tile available in the market. However, when it comes to built-in roofing, designers generally prefer simpler and lighter tiles, as they do not influence the appearance of the building’s facade. Therefore, fiber cement tiles and metallic or galvanized tiles are very suitable for this type of construction. These last two tiles still stand out for their low price, strength, durability and ease of installation.

But if you want more lighting in a specific room, you can also use transparent, glass or polypropylene tiles in your building, because they let in sunlight.

Remember that each type of tile requires a specific inclination for its installation, so that the water can drain correctly. Therefore, it is necessary to check which of them can be used in your project, so that the roof is really hidden and that it does not present infiltration problems, for example.

Image 3: This small one-story house was also built with a built-in roof.

Single storey house with simple built-in roof.

+77 photos of houses with built-in roofs

Now that you know some basic features of the built-in roof, it’s time to get to know the façade designs of beautiful houses built with this type of roof. Check out our selection below!

Image 4: You can make your country house look more modern by opting for the built-in roof.

Modern single storey house with built-in roof.

Image 5: But you can use this type of covering in buildings with a futuristic facade.

One-story house with built-in roof fixed window.

Image 6: In addition, it is possible to create a modern townhouse with this structure.

Two storey house with built-in roof.

Image 7: This white and minimalist townhouse draws attention for its clean and modern appearance.

White house with two stories and a built-in roof.

Image 8: This type of roof is also used in houses built in sets or condominiums.

Housing complex with houses with built-in roof.

Image 9: However, you can also use it in modern and differentiated construction.

Modern construction with built-in roof.

Image 10: In this example, in addition to the built-in roof, the conventional roof was also used in the garage.

Small, modern townhouse with built-in roof.

Image 11: However, you can opt for this type of coverage in your commercial and modern building.

Modern design with fixed windows and built-in roof.

Image 12: Even a facade with neutral colors is more interesting with this design full of straight lines.

Mansion with fixed windows and built-in roof.

Image 13: You can still use the built-in roof in your contemporary project.

One-story house with wooden gate and built-in roof.

Image 14: Another example of a contemporary, minimalist design that uses the hidden roof.

Modern construction with straight lines and built-in roof.

Image 15: This modern facade also draws attention, especially for the sunshade in strategic parts of the building.

Two storey house with modern design and built-in roof.

Image 16: A modern house with straight lines also combines with a beautiful swimming pool.

House with pool and built-in roof.

Image 17: In this project, even the small pool was built with an elegant rectangular outline, like the rest of the house.

Luxurious one-story house with built-in roof.

Image 18: The embedded roof is also widely used in projects with more than two floors.

Three storey house with built-in roof.

Image 19: But you can also use it in a small and simple construction.

Small, square house with built-in roof.

Image 20: This house has gained contemporary air with so many current and differentiated architectural elements.

Small and modern townhouse with built-in roof.

Image 21: In this project, even the wooden structures reinforce the architectural trend indicated by the coverage of straight lines.

Modern house with gray cladding and pergolas.

Image 22: Despite the discreet facade, this construction draws attention for its minimalism.

Modern white house with built-in roof.

Image 23: This modern house, with wood cladding and ceiling, was also built with a hidden roof.

Modern house with wood cladding and built-in roof.

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Image 24: Like the previous example, this building also has a hidden roof and a facade full of details.

Two-story house with porch and built-in roof.

Image 25: But you can also opt for a townhouse with a facade full of geometric references.

Modern house with two floors and square design.

Image 26: Already in this project, the hidden roof allows the architectural detail to be highlighted in the roof.

Ground floor project with wood finish detailing.

Image 27: However, it is important to remember that this type of roof can also be used in modern and amazing constructions.

Luxury house with gray cladding and built-in roof.

Image 28: Ceramic nameplate coating gives this modern facade a rustic feel.

Modern one-story house with ceramic nameplate coating.

Image 29: Already in this small project, a wall with stone cladding was used to compose this modern facade.

Small and simple one-story house with built-in roof.

Image 30: However, you can still use this type of roof in square and contemporary buildings.

House with modern architectural design and built-in roof.

Image 31: The pergolas reinforce the modern look of this facade.

House with underground garage and built-in roof.

Image 32: On the other hand, in this house, the walls with stone cladding make it look more rustic, despite its modern lines.

Two storey house with stone cladding.

Image 33: The straight lines and grid of the conservatory stand out in this two-story building.

Luxury mansion with built-in roof.

Image 34: The platbands with curved lines stand out in this luxurious house.

Luxurious mansion with decorated plaster ceiling and inlaid roof.

Image 35: And you can still use light fixtures on the outside to highlight the facade of the house.

Modern house with built-in roof and entrance to two garages.

Image 36: Despite the built-in roof, this project gained a delicate air due to the colors and coatings used.

Simple pink house with inlaid roof.

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Image 37: But this type of roof can also be used in modern and luxurious houses like this one, which still have a planned outdoor area.

Modern house with swimming pool and built-in roof.

Image 38: Roofs on different levels stand out in this project.

Modern house facade with wood cladding and built-in roof.

Image 39: A one-story house can also have a modern and luxurious facade.

Modern single storey house with open garage and built-in roof.

Image 40: This luxurious construction draws attention with its straight contours and wooden lining and cladding.

Luxurious construction with wood lining and inlaid roof.

Image 41: But you can also invest in decorated plaster details to outline the platbands.

Two storey green house with built-in roof.

Image 42: The modernity originated from the straight lines and the glass doors draws attention in this construction.

Modern construction with glass walls and rectangular pool.

Image 43: Even the wooden pergolas contribute to the modern facade of this two-story house.

Construction with gray cladding and built-in roof.

Image 44: The white facade with large glass windows, cut-out slab and white cladding has great aesthetic appeal.

White luxury house facade.

Image 45: But this house with a gray facade and wooden door at the height of the two floors also attracts attention.

House facade with square and modern shape.

Image 46: Your country house can also have a contemporary look.

Two storey country house with modern design.

Image 47: Already this construction draws attention for so many modern elements, such as wood and stone cladding, in addition to the wooden lining on the roof.

Modern chalet design with glass balcony.

Image 48: This two-story building also has a modern design and different types of coatings.

House facade with coating that imitates wood.

Image 49: But you can also use the built-in roof on a small one-story house.

Small house facade with exposed brick cladding and built-in roof.

Image 50: However, this type of roof is also widely used in large houses with two floors.

Modern house facade with square design and two floors.

Image 51: And you can still opt for a mixed roof, so that part of the building has a conventional roof and another part is covered by a built-in roof.

Two-story mansion with mixed roof.

Image 52: This small project was designed to present a simple and minimalist façade.

Small, square construction with a built-in roof.

Image 53: This building, on the other hand, with large fixed glass windows, stands out for having different tiered roofs.

Modern house with fixed glass wall.

Image 54: The facade of this modern house was built with solid bricks.

Facade of a modern house with exposed brick cladding.

Image 55: This two-story luxury house has its facade transformed by the use of the built-in roof.

Modern house facade.

Image 56: The landscape design complements the façade decoration of this project.

Small house facade with a garage.

Image 57: However, you can also decorate the outside space to enhance the contemporary look of your building.

Modern house with swimming pool.

Image 58: In addition, it is possible to combine wood and concrete elements in your modern home.

Modern house facade with garden.

Image 59: This townhouse also features a mixed roof.

Simple two-story house with mixed roof.

Image 60: On the other hand, in this two-story house, the glass windows and exposed brick walls complement the contemporary look of the façade.

Modern house facade with square design.

Image 61: And remember to invest in lighting your home’s façade, to highlight its composition.

Modern house with several levels.

Image 62: In this project, the architect chose to use a conventional roof only in the garage.

Simple small house with built-in roof.

Image 63: Like the previous project, this house also has a mixed roof.

Facade of a modern house with two floors and details with pergolas.

Image 64: But you can also use a built-in roof in a modern house with openings closed by sliding glass doors.

House facade with span closed by glass doors.

Image 65: The plat band of this house stands out for its asymmetrical outline.

House facade with inlaid roof with geometric design.

Image 66: Another simple one-story house project with a conventional roof only in the garage.

One-story house facade with neutral finishes.

Image 67: On the other hand, this construction with two floors draws attention for its modern lines and for presenting doors, windows and wood coverings.

Two-story modern house facade.

Image 68: But you can also have a modern house with stone cladding.

House facade with stone cladding.

Image 69: On the other hand, this façade composed of light colored elements has a modern and elegant look.

House facade with two floors and built-in roof.

Image 70: But a house with two floors, gray facade, in addition to wooden doors and windows, is also prettier with a built-in roof.

Modern townhouse facade with wooden windows.

Image 71: Another modern one-story house with tiles on different levels.

Modern one-story house facade.

Image 72: A white house with two floors and a hidden roof takes on a modern, minimalist look.

White and modern house facade.

Image 73: The way the fixed windows were distributed in this facade, as well as the building elements in straight lines, will make this house much more modern.

House facade with balcony and modern design.

Image 74: In this house, the landscaping project also accompanies the building’s façade.

Modern house with rectangular pool.

Image 75: The modern house with a built-in roof can also be built on land with a steep slope.

House facade built on sloping terrain.

Image 76: This one-story, modern house stands out for its glass windows and concrete look.

One-story house facade with wide glass doors and windows.

Image 77: However, in this building, the stone-clad wall breaks a bit of the modern look of the building.

Facade of a modern two-story house with stone clad wall.

Image 78: Another example of a modern house with ceramic plate lining.

Facade of a modern house and exposed brick cladding.

Image 79: But you can also use the built-in roof on the one-story and small house.

Facade of a single-storey house with a built-in roof.

Image 80: The built-in roof complements the composition of the modern, square facade of this house.

Two-story house with built-in roof.

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Built-in Roof: Advantages +80 houses to inspire you

If you’re thinking about building or renovating, you’ve probably already thought about changing the tiles or changing the facade of the house. But have you ever thought about using the built-in roof in your construction? This type of roof has already conquered many construction and architecture professionals and, therefore, it can already be seen in many constructions out there. In fact, this roof cannot be seen, because it is hidden, leaving the building with a more modern and minimalist look.

With that in mind, in this article we’ll explain what a built-in roof is, what are its advantages and disadvantages, how to build it, in addition to presenting you with several images of amazing projects that have this type of roof. All this to help you choose the ideal roof for your project.

What is a built-in roof?

The built-in roof is a type of roof in which the tiles are protected by platbands, which are small walls built into the slab or as a continuation of the structure of the previous floor. That way, when looking at the facade of the building, you will have the impression that it does not have a roof. However, in fact, this structure is hidden, making the construction acquire a more modern and updated appearance, as the project starts to draw attention due to the presence of straight and striking lines.

Image 1: The built-in roof left this house with a minimalist and modern facade.

White house with two floors and modern design.

What are its advantages and disadvantages of the built-in roof?

When it comes to construction, that popular knowledge that everything has its good and bad sides can also be applied. Therefore, before choosing to use a built-in roof in your construction, it is important that you know the advantages and disadvantages of this type of roof.

Benefits

The main advantage of the embedded roof is the saving of money spent on its structure, since it is not necessary to invest in the volume of materials that is generally used in the construction of a conventional roof. In addition, this type of roof is widely used by professionals who want to build modern houses or constructions that are more in line with up-to-date architectural standards, due to the aesthetic appeal provided by the emphasis on straight lines in the project.

Disadvantages

As it’s not all flowers, the use of the built-in roof also has its drawbacks. The main one is that, during its construction, it is necessary to invest in thermal blankets, gutters and flashings with high flow capacity to provide good water flow and prevent the appearance of infiltrations, in addition to the construction of platinbands, which are essential to create this look of hidden roof.

Image 2: As the roof is not visible, it is possible to save on the structure and use metallic tiles, for example.

Modern house with built-in roof.

How to build a built-in roof?

The way the built-in roof is constructed is not much different from the conventional roof. In fact, not even the structure changes much, however, it will not be necessary to invest in wooden elements that could give an aesthetic appeal to the project, if they were exposed. In addition, generally, lighter tiles are used in the construction of this roof, which also requires less of the structure. In this way, this structure is smaller and leaner, reducing the cost of construction.

Therefore, the basic structure of a built-in roof usually features shears, purlins, gutters, flashings, and ridges. In addition, it is common for this type of roof to have only one or two slopes, which are simpler to build. However, it is also possible to find projects with three or four slopes.

Types of Inlaid Roof Tile

There are several types of tile available in the market. However, when it comes to built-in roofing, designers generally prefer simpler and lighter tiles, as they do not influence the appearance of the building’s facade. Therefore, fiber cement tiles and metallic or galvanized tiles are very suitable for this type of construction. These last two tiles still stand out for their low price, strength, durability and ease of installation.

But if you want more lighting in a specific room, you can also use transparent, glass or polypropylene tiles in your building, because they let in sunlight.

Remember that each type of tile requires a specific inclination for its installation, so that the water can drain correctly. Therefore, it is necessary to check which of them can be used in your project, so that the roof is really hidden and that it does not present infiltration problems, for example.

Image 3: This small one-story house was also built with a built-in roof.

Single storey house with simple built-in roof.

+77 photos of houses with built-in roofs

Now that you know some basic features of the built-in roof, it’s time to get to know the façade designs of beautiful houses built with this type of roof. Check out our selection below!

Image 4: You can make your country house look more modern by opting for the built-in roof.

Modern single storey house with built-in roof.

Image 5: But you can use this type of covering in buildings with a futuristic facade.

One-story house with built-in roof fixed window.

Image 6: In addition, it is possible to create a modern townhouse with this structure.

Two storey house with built-in roof.

Image 7: This white and minimalist townhouse draws attention for its clean and modern appearance.

White house with two stories and a built-in roof.

Image 8: This type of roof is also used in houses built in sets or condominiums.

Housing complex with houses with built-in roof.

Image 9: However, you can also use it in modern and differentiated construction.

Modern construction with built-in roof.

Image 10: In this example, in addition to the built-in roof, the conventional roof was also used in the garage.

Small, modern townhouse with built-in roof.

Image 11: However, you can opt for this type of coverage in your commercial and modern building.

Modern design with fixed windows and built-in roof.

Image 12: Even a facade with neutral colors is more interesting with this design full of straight lines.

Mansion with fixed windows and built-in roof.

Image 13: You can still use the built-in roof in your contemporary project.

One-story house with wooden gate and built-in roof.

Image 14: Another example of a contemporary, minimalist design that uses the hidden roof.

Modern construction with straight lines and built-in roof.

Image 15: This modern facade also draws attention, especially for the sunshade in strategic parts of the building.

Two storey house with modern design and built-in roof.

Image 16: A modern house with straight lines also combines with a beautiful swimming pool.

House with pool and built-in roof.

Image 17: In this project, even the small pool was built with an elegant rectangular outline, like the rest of the house.

Luxurious one-story house with built-in roof.

Image 18: The embedded roof is also widely used in projects with more than two floors.

Three storey house with built-in roof.

Image 19: But you can also use it in a small and simple construction.

Small, square house with built-in roof.

Image 20: This house has gained contemporary air with so many current and differentiated architectural elements.

Small and modern townhouse with built-in roof.

Image 21: In this project, even the wooden structures reinforce the architectural trend indicated by the coverage of straight lines.

Modern house with gray cladding and pergolas.

Image 22: Despite the discreet facade, this construction draws attention for its minimalism.

Modern white house with built-in roof.

Image 23: This modern house, with wood cladding and ceiling, was also built with a hidden roof.

Modern house with wood cladding and built-in roof.

Image 24: Like the previous example, this building also has a hidden roof and a facade full of details.

Two-story house with porch and built-in roof.

Image 25: But you can also opt for a townhouse with a facade full of geometric references.

Modern house with two floors and square design.

Image 26: Already in this project, the hidden roof allows the architectural detail to be highlighted in the roof.

Ground floor project with wood finish detailing.

Image 27: However, it is important to remember that this type of roof can also be used in modern and amazing constructions.

Luxury house with gray cladding and built-in roof.

Image 28: Ceramic nameplate coating gives this modern facade a rustic feel.

Modern one-story house with ceramic nameplate coating.

Image 29: Already in this small project, a wall with stone cladding was used to compose this modern facade.

Small and simple one-story house with built-in roof.

Image 30: However, you can still use this type of roof in square and contemporary buildings.

House with modern architectural design and built-in roof.

Image 31: The pergolas reinforce the modern look of this facade.

House with underground garage and built-in roof.

Image 32: On the other hand, in this house, the walls with stone cladding make it look more rustic, despite its modern lines.

Two storey house with stone cladding.

Image 33: The straight lines and grid of the conservatory stand out in this two-story building.

Luxury mansion with built-in roof.

Image 34: The platbands with curved lines stand out in this luxurious house.

Luxurious mansion with decorated plaster ceiling and inlaid roof.

Image 35: And you can still use light fixtures on the outside to highlight the facade of the house.

Modern house with built-in roof and entrance to two garages.

Image 36: Despite the built-in roof, this project gained a delicate air due to the colors and coatings used.

Simple pink house with inlaid roof.

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Image 37: But this type of roof can also be used in modern and luxurious houses like this one, which still have a planned outdoor area.

Modern house with swimming pool and built-in roof.

Image 38: Roofs on different levels stand out in this project.

Modern house facade with wood cladding and built-in roof.

Image 39: A one-story house can also have a modern and luxurious facade.

Modern single storey house with open garage and built-in roof.

Image 40: This luxurious construction draws attention with its straight contours and wooden lining and cladding.

Luxurious construction with wood lining and inlaid roof.

Image 41: But you can also invest in decorated plaster details to outline the platbands.

Two storey green house with built-in roof.

Image 42: The modernity originated from the straight lines and the glass doors draws attention in this construction.

Modern construction with glass walls and rectangular pool.

Image 43: Even the wooden pergolas contribute to the modern facade of this two-story house.

Construction with gray cladding and built-in roof.

Image 44: The white facade with large glass windows, cut-out slab and white cladding has great aesthetic appeal.

White luxury house facade.

Image 45: But this house with a gray facade and wooden door at the height of the two floors also attracts attention.

House facade with square and modern shape.

Image 46: Your country house can also have a contemporary look.

Two storey country house with modern design.

Image 47: Already this construction draws attention for so many modern elements, such as wood and stone cladding, in addition to the wooden lining on the roof.

Modern chalet design with glass balcony.

Image 48: This two-story building also has a modern design and different types of coatings.

House facade with coating that imitates wood.

Image 49: But you can also use the built-in roof on a small one-story house.

Small house facade with exposed brick cladding and built-in roof.

Image 50: However, this type of roof is also widely used in large houses with two floors.

Modern house facade with square design and two floors.

Image 51: And you can still opt for a mixed roof, so that part of the building has a conventional roof and another part is covered by a built-in roof.

Two-story mansion with mixed roof.

Image 52: This small project was designed to present a simple and minimalist façade.

Small, square construction with a built-in roof.

Image 53: This building, on the other hand, with large fixed glass windows, stands out for having different tiered roofs.

Modern house with fixed glass wall.

Image 54: The facade of this modern house was built with solid bricks.

Facade of a modern house with exposed brick cladding.

Image 55: This two-story luxury house has its facade transformed by the use of the built-in roof.

Modern house facade.

Image 56: The landscape design complements the façade decoration of this project.

Small house facade with a garage.

Image 57: However, you can also decorate the outside space to enhance the contemporary look of your building.

Modern house with swimming pool.

Image 58: In addition, it is possible to combine wood and concrete elements in your modern home.

Modern house facade with garden.

Image 59: This townhouse also features a mixed roof.

Simple two-story house with mixed roof.

Image 60: On the other hand, in this two-story house, the glass windows and exposed brick walls complement the contemporary look of the façade.

Modern house facade with square design.

Image 61: And remember to invest in lighting your home’s façade, to highlight its composition.

Modern house with several levels.

Image 62: In this project, the architect chose to use a conventional roof only in the garage.

Simple small house with built-in roof.

Image 63: Like the previous project, this house also has a mixed roof.

Facade of a modern house with two floors and details with pergolas.

Image 64: But you can also use a built-in roof in a modern house with openings closed by sliding glass doors.

House facade with span closed by glass doors.

Image 65: The plat band of this house stands out for its asymmetrical outline.

House facade with inlaid roof with geometric design.

Image 66: Another simple one-story house project with a conventional roof only in the garage.

One-story house facade with neutral finishes.

Image 67: On the other hand, this construction with two floors draws attention for its modern lines and for presenting doors, windows and wood coverings.

Two-story modern house facade.

Image 68: But you can also have a modern house with stone cladding.

House facade with stone cladding.

Image 69: On the other hand, this façade composed of light colored elements has a modern and elegant look.

House facade with two floors and built-in roof.

Image 70: But a house with two floors, gray facade, in addition to wooden doors and windows, is also prettier with a built-in roof.

Modern townhouse facade with wooden windows.

Image 71: Another modern one-story house with tiles on different levels.

Modern one-story house facade.

Image 72: A white house with two floors and a hidden roof takes on a modern, minimalist look.

White and modern house facade.

Image 73: The way the fixed windows were distributed in this facade, as well as the building elements in straight lines, will make this house much more modern.

House facade with balcony and modern design.

Image 74: In this house, the landscaping project also accompanies the building’s façade.

Modern house with rectangular pool.

Image 75: The modern house with a built-in roof can also be built on land with a steep slope.

House facade built on sloping terrain.

Image 76: This one-story, modern house stands out for its glass windows and concrete look.

One-story house facade with wide glass doors and windows.

Image 77: However, in this building, the stone-clad wall breaks a bit of the modern look of the building.

Facade of a modern two-story house with stone clad wall.

Image 78: Another example of a modern house with ceramic plate lining.

Facade of a modern house and exposed brick cladding.

Image 79: But you can also use the built-in roof on the one-story and small house.

Facade of a single-storey house with a built-in roof.

Image 80: The built-in roof complements the composition of the modern, square facade of this house.

Two-story house with built-in roof.

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