Roofing Wednesdays

Roofing Wednesdays: Hundertwasser House

The Hundertwasser House is an apartment building in Vienna designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser who was considered an architectural rebel. His vision was of "free architecture for all," meaning without standards, specifications or straight lines — kind of like Dr. Seuss!

Roofing Wednesdays: St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral is the "mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese" and is considered the most important religious building in Vienna. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral stands on the ruins of two earlier churches and the roof is made up of 230,000 multi-colored and ornately patterned tiles.

Roofing Wednesdays: Clinic by Hkl Studio

The Asahicho Clinic in Japan was designed with a house-shaped roof to ensure that its elderly patients feel more at home. Architect Hikalu Tanabe of Hkl Studio created a series of triangular arches to look like the gable of a house and help it blend in with the residential homes in the neighborhood.