The World’s Most Famous Roofs From India To Australia
There are many beautiful roofs all over the world that are very unique, this blog aims to expand your knowledge on a few!
The Marble Dome Roof – Taj Mahal
The marble dome, which is the tomb’s most impressive feature, is emphasised by the fact that it rests on a cylindrical “drum” that is around 23 feet high. The dome is frequently referred to as an onion dome due to its form. The top is embellished with a lotus pattern, which highlights its height. Four smaller domed chattris (kiosks) positioned in its corners, which mimic the central dome’s onion-shaped design, emphasise the dome’s form. The inside of the tomb is illuminated by their columned bases, which open through the ceiling of the tomb. Tall ornate spires provide visual emphasis to the dome’s height as they protrude from the base walls’ borders.
Sydney Opera House
Jorn Utzon and his team of architects back in Hallebaek investigated how to create the Opera House’s shell-shaped roof as the podium’s construction got underway in Sydney. To get to the final shape of the shells, Utzon and his colleagues pursued parabolic, ellipsoid, and eventually spherical geometry between 1958 and 1962. This led to several variations of the Sydney Opera House roof design. A turning point in 20th-century architecture came with the understanding that the shells of the Sydney Opera House could be generated from the sphere’s surface.
Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou’s architecture is a fusion of the historic and contemporary, reflecting its 1980s roots. It is richly coloured in red, which is the traditional Chinese colour of luck and good fortune, and draws from Taoist, Confucian, and Buddhist temple traditions. Paper lanterns are strung everywhere, while red and yellow decorations in the form of dragons stand guard at the entrance to the temple. Thean Hou is a magnificent example of the beauty and creativity of Asian roof building, and it makes for a wonderful stop if you chance to be travelling through Southeast Asia at any time.
King’s College Chapel
The King’s College Chapel, which Henry IIV finished building over 500 years ago, has the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling. Additionally, it features around 30 enormous panels of stained glass that have miraculously endured several bombs and village destruction over the past five centuries. Currently serving as a collegiate chapel, it regularly hosts numerous social and religious gatherings.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a collection of structures located in Bangkok, Thailand. Since 1782, the palace has served as the King of Siam’s main home. The Grand Palace houses many government agencies, official gatherings, royal occasions, and tourist attractions. The building’s peculiar architecture is a result of its natural growth, which included renovations and extensions done throughout its 200-year history.
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