The World’s Weirdest Roofs
In a house or building, the roof plays a lot of roles. 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.
Roofs are also made of different designs. Roofing experts and engineers are always looking for new roofing ways. Some engineers have come up with weird roofs. The following are some weird roofs you should see.
The first weird roof you need to see is the Torajan Roof. The shape of this roof looks outstanding. The Torajan roof is boat-shaped. At the middle, the roof goes down while at the sides, it goes up. We can’t joke about the Torajan roof since it was built in cultural design. This website has more on houses with Torajan roofs.
La Pedrera roof was also designed by a creative engineer. Casa Mila or La Pedrera is one of the unique buildings in the world. 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. The many windows in the roof, stairways and statues of the head make La Pedrera weird.
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. The roof is environmentally friendly and offers habitat to a lot of animals and plants. One hill covers a rainforest which receives sunshine through some openings covered with glass.
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. The roof of Acros which has fourteen stories look like a staircase, and the steps offer a garden to green plants. Ambasz an Argentine designer built this building for the government of Japan. The Japanese government was reluctant in approving this building since the proposed site was a park but Ambasz increased the size of the park as this website states.
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.