The Unique Roofs of the World
A building without a roof is incomplete. The top-most part of a home is known as the roof. Wild animals, snow, rain, wind, fire, storm and dangerous insects cannot get into a house with a roof. The primary materials used in roofing are concrete, wood, bricks and glass.
The roof designs are uncountable, and new ones are being created. The roofing designs are created by engineers. There are some roofs which were created by more creative roofing experts. Below are some roofs which were built by creative engineers.
The first weird roof you need to see is the Torajan Roof. The shape of this roof looks outstanding. The engineer of this roof come up with a boat shape. At the middle, the roof goes down while at the sides, it goes up. The design of Torajan roof comes from a cultural tradition. Click here to learn more about the Torajan roof.
Another creative roof you need to see is La Pedrera. La Pedrera is very famous because of its weirdness. The year 1906 is when this building was approved when the rich wanted big houses. The design of La Pedrera was created by Antoni Gaudi. Some of the creative features of the La Pedrera are many windows a lot of stairways and archways and statues which look the head and used in guarding this place.
Another weird roof you need to see is the roof of California Academy of Sciences. The roof of the California Academy of Sciences is made of glass and artificial land elevations. There are a lot of plants and local animals which grow and live on this roof respectively. One hill covers a rainforest which receives sunshine through some openings covered with glass.
The other must-see weird roof is Leaf House in Brazil. The Leaf House’s roof has six sides which look like leaves and are pointed. The roof Leaf House sides look like six leaves which have been joined at the center. You need to see the roof to identify more features since art is better seen than explained.
The other roof which was designed by a creative engineer is Acros. Acros is a 14-storied building whose roof resembles a staircase with growing plants. The designer behind Acros was Ambasz, and the owner is Japanese Government. Acros building was constructed on a park, but the roof of this building has increased the size of the park.
The other roof which was designed by a creative designer is Casa Batllo Gaudi. As its name suggests, the roof was designed by Antoni Gaudi who got the design from his teacher. In the late 1800s, Gaudi’s teacher built this building but in 1904, Gaudi improved the structure instead of demolishing it as he was directed.