5 Amazing Roofs Around the World
19th September 2019
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Weird and Wonderful Roofs

Here is a fun blog post we have put together featuring some of the most weird and wonderful roofs that we have been able to find around the internet. Check out these awesome photographs of some of the most impressive roofs from around the World.

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The Core at the Eden Project

The Core at the Eden Project
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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. (Info)

Beth Sholom Congregation

Beth Sholom Congregation
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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. (Info)

Namba Parks

Namba Parks
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Namba Parks, an office building and shopping mall complex with an eight level roof garden and waterfalls in Osaka, Japan. Developed by Jon Jerde. (Info)

Casa Del Acantilado in Spain

Casa Del Acantilado in Spain
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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. (Info)

The Heydar Aliyev Centre of Baku

The Heydar Aliyev Centre of Baku
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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. (Info)

World Trade Center station (PATH)

World Trade Center station (PATH)
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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. (Info)

Casa Milá

Casa Milá in Barcelona, Spain
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Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera, means ‘The Quarry’) in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antonio Gaudí and built between 1906 and 1912. (Info)

Pagaruyung Palace in Sumatra

Pagaruyung Palace in Sumatra
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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. (Info)

A villa atop a cliff, on a 26-story building in Beijing, China

A villa atop a cliff, on a 26-story building in Beijing, China
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A Chinese doctor named Zhang Biqing spent the six years constructing this $2.4 million (illegally built) villa on a roof, but the 10,000 square foot complex had to be demolished in 2013. (Info)

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple
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Designed by Fariborz Sahba, 1986, New Delhi. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. (Info)

Verdant Roof With Steps

Verdant Roof With Steps
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An energy independent single-family home has been built in the San Isidro district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Throughout the residence, there is a focus on natural light, landscaping and garden views. The plan is punctuated with landscaped courtyards and vegetable gardens which appear on the multileveled roof. (Info)

The Dancing Light House

The Dancing Light House
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Kendle Design Collaborative were inspired by desert forms, natural light, and mountain views, when they designed this house in Paradise Valley, Arizona. (Info)

Biesbosch Museum, the Netherlands

Biesbosch Museum, the Netherlands
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A mix of herbs and grass blankets the transformed Biesbosch Museum, located in a national park near Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Architecture firm Studio Marco Vermeulen kept the previous building’s hexagonal structure and added a wing that looks out onto a water tidal park and the waterways that were dug around the museum, turning the site into an island. (Info)

The Headington Shark

The Headington Shark
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The Headington Shark (proper name Untitled 1986) is a rooftop sculpture located at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford, England, depicting a large shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house. (Info)

Many thanks to evolution from Teoti who inspired us to do this post.

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