Oftentimes, roofs are mainly only praised for their function and performance. They need to be sturdy and durable, and they should be suitable to the local climate. However, in some parts of the world, roof aesthetics is also given importance and taken to a higher level. Below are five of the most famous and beautiful roofs across the globe:
Sydney Opera House, Australia
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most unique structures in the world, and much of its fame can be attributed to the curvaceous design of its roof. The “shell” roofs are precast concrete panels, which are covered by over a million Swedish tiles.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
St. Peter’s Basilica is often regarded as one of the largest and holiest places of worship for Catholic devotees. Built in the Renaissance style, the structure is easily recognizable due to its central dome – one of the largest domes in the world.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, took 22 years to build. It is an outstanding complex with five major structures surrounding the center, which is a mausoleum. The main tomb has a domed roof that is composed of various types of white marble bricks that came all the way from China, Tibet, Arabia and Afghanistan. Furthermore, around 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious gems were used to create the decorative inlay work.
Grand Palace, Thailand
The Grand Palace is the official residence of the King of Siam. The entire structure is designed with intricate details. The roof alone is made up of complex and elaborate ornaments that are symbolic to Thai culture and heritage.
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is a famous landmark boasting of vivid colors and exceptional design of eight domed spires. These vibrant and intricately patterned domes were added to the structure in multiple stages starting from the 1680s to the 1860s.
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