In a house or building, the roof plays a lot of roles. The top-most part of a home is known as the roof. One of the roles of the roof is to protect the building occupants from biting flies such as mosquitoes, lousy weather and thieves. Roofs are made of different materials such as bricks, concrete, wood, and asbestos. 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.
One of the odd roofs you need to watch is Torajan roof. The Torajan roof is made of a creative 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 Torajan roof is made according to a cultural tradition hence there are no many jokes about it. Click here to learn more about the Torajan roof.
La Pedrera is another weird roof you need to see. Casa Mila or La Pedrera is one of the unique buildings in the world. In the early 1900s, the full-bodied were building huge 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.
The roof of California Academy of Sciences was created by an experienced engineer. The roof of this academic institution is made of artificial hills and glass. There are a lot of plants and local animals which grow and live on this roof respectively. The sunlight needed by a rainforest hidden by one of the hills passes through some glass openings.
The other must-see weird roof is Leaf House in Brazil. 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.
Acros in Japan is another creative roof you need to see. Acros is a 14-storied building whose roof resembles a staircase with growing 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. The designer who comes up with Casa Batllo Gaudi is Antoni Gaudi. 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.