When it comes to the topic of roofs, many people tend to not pay them too much attention. After all, to most people, it is just a component that covers their home and protects their property from the elements. However, there are some roofs around the world that simply turn heads, drawing attention to their spectacular design.
1. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
Also one of the most iconic places around the world, the Taj Mahal or the “Crown Palace” is an incredible complex of five major structures surrounding the center, which is actually a mausoleum. It took 22 years to build, completed in 1653 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a memorial.
2. Sydney Opera House – Australia
Sydney Opera House is famous around the world for the shape of its roof. It constitutes a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture with each precast concrete panel of shells covered by over a million Swedish tiles.
3. Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand
The Grand Palace has been the official residence of the monarchy of Thailand. The complex of the Grand Palace is roughly rectangular in shape and has a combined area of 218,400 square meters enclosed by four walls. The roofs are made up of ornaments symbolic of Thai culture and heritage, and often decorated with green and orange tiles.
4. Red Tiled Houses – Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
These roofs are fairly new for a 13,00-year old settlement. Clay or terracotta roofing tiles are among the most eye-catching materials used in medieval buildings. The shapes, colors and textures – including the patchwork of old and new tiles – lend a distinct character to the historic structure, with simplicity and functionality being their main appeal.
5. Domed Roofs – Santorini, Greece
The famous iconic churches with indigo domed roofs are in Oia and Fira on the island of Santorini, Greece. It can be noted that the color combination of white and blue is thought to reflect the colors of the Greek flag. The dome-shaped roof allows strong winds or storm surges to pass over without creating structural pressure.
Quality Assurance Roofing has been given the honor of repairing and restoring the roofs of historic buildings in the area because of our knowledgeable roofers and dependable service. With over 20 years of combined experience, our roofing team has the skills to accurately assess any roofing issue and to find an appropriate solution while maintaining a building’s historic integrity.
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