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. Wild animals, snow, rain, wind, fire, storm and dangerous insects cannot get into a house with a roof. There are different roofing materials which have various features and qualities. The roof designs are uncountable, and new ones are being created. The roofing designs are created by engineers. Some engineers have come up with weird roofs. The following are some weird roofs you should see.
The Torajan roof was designed by an outstanding engineer. The Torajan roof has an exceptional shape. 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 Torajan roof is made according to a cultural tradition hence there are no many jokes about it. This website has more on houses with Torajan roofs.
La Pedrera is another weird roof you need to see. Casa Mila or La Pedrera is one of the unique buildings in the world. 1906 is the year when the building was commissioned when the more fortunate used to build big and prestigious houses. La Pedrera roof was designed by Antoni Gaudi. The many windows in the roof, stairways and statues of the head make La Pedrera weird.
California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California has a unique roof. The roof of the California Academy of Sciences is made of glass and artificial land elevations. On the roof of California Academy of Sciences, you will see a lot of animals and plants. The sunlight needed by a rainforest hidden by one of the hills passes through some glass openings.
The Leaf House, Brazil has a roof which was designed by a competent designer. The Leaf House has a roof which looks like a six-pointed star. Shapes which resemble arrow leafs make the six-pointed sides. Once you see the Leaf House roof, you will know why the roof is considered weird.
The other roof which was designed by a creative engineer is Acros. On the roof of this attractive building, there are plants which grow on the roof stepped roof. Ambasz an Argentine designer built this building for the government of Japan. The building was not approved at first since the proposed site was a park, but Ambasz designed the building and extended the park.
Casa Batllo Gaudi is another weird roof you need to see. The designer who comes up with Casa Batllo Gaudi is Antoni Gaudi. Casa Batllo Gaudi was supposed to be brought down buy Gaudi decided to make it better rather than destroying it as the page shows.