The Unique Roofs of the World
A building without a roof is incomplete. The roof is found at the top of the building and offers a cover to our heads. The roof also protects wild animals, unfavorable weather such as rain, wind, hail and snow, fire and biting insects from getting into the house. Roofs are made of different materials such as bricks, concrete, wood, and asbestos. Roofs are also made of different designs. Roofing experts and engineers are always looking for new roofing ways. There are some roofs which were created by more creative roofing experts. The following are some weird roofs you should see.
The first weird roof you need to see is the Torajan Roof. The Torajan roof has an exceptional shape. The engineer of this roof come up with a boat shape. The roof sinks at the middle and turns up at the edges. The design of Torajan roof comes from a cultural tradition. This site has detailed info about Torajan roof.
La Pedrera roof was also designed by a creative engineer. La Pedrera is very famous because of its weirdness. The year 1906 is when this building was approved when the rich wanted big houses. Antoni Gaudi is the designer behind La Pedrera. 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. On the roof, there are human-made hills and glass. On the roof of California Academy of Sciences, you will see a lot of animals and plants. 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 sides of Leaf House look like big leaves. Since it is challenging to elaborate on how the Leaf House looks like, you need to visit Brazil and see it.
Acros in Japan is another creative roof you need to see. On the roof of this attractive building, there are plants which grow on the roof stepped roof. The designer behind Acros was Ambasz, and the owner is Japanese Government. The building was not approved at first since the proposed site was a park, but Ambasz designed the building and extended 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.
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