Here is a collection of some of the most weird and wonderful roofs from around the World with a little bit of information about each one:
The Core at the Eden Project
The entire architecture of the Core is based on ‘biomimicry’ – at least according to its designer Jolyon Brewis. Meaning the whole structure draws inspiration from nature and natural architectures.
Beth Sholom Congregation
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1959, Elkins Park (suburb of Philadelphia). Wright cites Mount Sinai as the inspiration for the the roof. It borrows design elements from Art Deco and Mayan Revival styles. Made largely of corrugated fiberglass, Wright intentionally chose the translucent material to let light in during the day and out during the night.
Namba Parks, an office building and shopping mall complex with an eight level roof garden and waterfalls in Osaka, Japan. Developed by Jon Jerde.
Casa Del Acantilado in Spain
This house was designed by GilBartolome Architects in 2015. The practice is known for their innovative use of both modern technology and traditional techniques to create amazing architectural forms.
The Heydar Aliyev Centre of Baku
This impressive building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and seems to be the perfect place for any cultural activities. The irregular shape of this building has become a tourist magnet.
World Trade Center station (PATH)
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, 2016, New York. Looking like something out of a Superman comic book, Calatrava’s redesign* of the WTC PATH station house has a roof made up of interlocking ribs with a skylight running through the middle.
Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera, means ‘The Quarry’) in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antonio Gaudí and built between 1906 and 1912.
Pagaruyung Palace in Sumatra
Pagaruyung Palace near Batusangkar, Sumatra, Indonesia. Before it was destroyed by fire in February 2007. The building has three roofs which rise in tiers; the first two rise laterally and the top room transversally.
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