The Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre has a green roof – and at 5 acres and 400,000 indigenous plants, it's the largest one in North America.
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!
When it comes to transforming a house into a home, it’s the details that count. Each season, the Pantone Fashion Color Report is paired with Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Series Shingles to help you discover an exterior for your house that represents your family’s unique style. In this guide, we'll explore some Pantone and Owens Corning fashion color pairings.
Park Güell is a public park in Barcelona, Spain with gardens and some of the most interesting architecture in the world, including the fantastically shaped roofs. Built by famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, known for his flamboyant style.
Bob Hope's former home, which is topped by a giant domed curving copper roof that opens up over an interior courtyard, is considered one of the most iconic architectural examples in the world.
Architect Gabriel Fagan is a national icon in South Africa famous for celebrating the town's culture with his building designs. Here, the undulating roof shape "conforms directly to the plan by enhancing the cell-like separateness of each room, while lifting to frame alternate western sea and eastern mountain views."
Pole Pass Retreat is a residential cabin in the Pacific Northwest in which the top-floor bedroom has a view of the 54-by-24-foot green roof and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
La Pedrera ("stone quarry") is the more popular name for Casa Milà, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, who created a roof with sentinels to stand guard, and took six years to build (1906-1912). In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage building by UNESCO. You can even take a tour of this spectacular building!
The Hotel Marques de Riscal in Spain might look like a ball of tangled ribbon, but it is actually the work of renowned postmodernist architect Frank Gehry, who also designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Talk about "green" roofs! The Faroe Islands (this Denmark territory is situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland) gets nearly 300 days of rain each year, so it shouldn't be surprising that grass grows on the rooftops!