When admiring architectural feats, people often marvel at the building and landscaping designs and often fail to cast their gaze upwards to their roofing systems. This is understandable as most architectures tend to focus on the parts that people can easily see, like the exterior walls or the interiors of a building.
However, now and then, architects place all their attention on creating out-of-this-world roofing designs and structures. At BulletROOF, roofing is in our blood; we can’t resist the temptation to marvel and admire a beautiful rooftop when we see one. We’ve compiled a list of some of the world’s most beautiful and our favorite roofing systems for you to enjoy.
The Sydney Opera House
When one mentions the Sydney Opera House, many people’s first thought is of its spectacular rooftop. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and took him and his team 14 years to design and construct.
The architectural team considered several designs and architectural styles, including ellipsoid, parabolic, spherical geometry, before settling on the outstanding curvature of the seashell. The rooftop is made from 2,194 pre-cast concrete sections, supported by precast concrete ribs. Today, the Sydney Opera House is celebrated as an architectural feat of the 20th Century.
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
Thailand’s White Temple is an exquisitely designed art exhibit owned and created by artist Chalermachai Kositpipat. The building is a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional Buddhist architecture.
As the name suggests, the structure is completely white. The rooftop is made up of glass and plaster figurines, depicting various mythological creatures and imagery. The temple was designed to tell a Buddhist story and serves as a dedication to the Buddha. According to the artist, the white symbolizes Buddha’s purity, and the glass symbolizes his wisdom.
St Basil’s Cathedral
St Basil’s Cathedral is a beautiful, multicolored, multi-shaped cathedral that draws millions of tourists to the Russian capital every year. It was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1555, with each era adding their own unique flair since then.
The vivid colors of the domes were only added in the 18th century. These domes are said to give the impression of significant bonfires in the sky. According to Dmitry Shvidkovsky, a Russian architecture educator, the cathedral “is like no other Russian building. Nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century … a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity, and dazzling interleaving of the manifold details of its design.”
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