Treehouse Solling a two-story tower by Baumraum is located in Uslar North Germany. Its clever roof structure was formed using curving sheets of zinc and incorporates a skylight – perfect for stargazing. Designed by Finnish architecture studio Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy the two-story Villa Musu portrays an almost organic form naturally flowing and blending with the surrounding landscape. Its gently rounded roof has a bean-like configuration when viewed from above.
This house in Naha City Okinawa Japan was designed by Matsuyama Architect and Associates. A truly modern structure whose top floor cantilevers towards the city its form sits perfectly at odds with the surrounding urban vernacular.
Built in Katowice Poland and designed by KWK Promes architects this home features a vast cantilevered ledge supported by two concrete walls. These walls are covered with mirrors so adding a vivid impact and emphasizing the almost gravity-defying cantilever.
The “Lift” house in Sendai Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates features a stark and protruding geometric overhang. Slots in the front-facing facade allow views onto the street whilst maintaining the privacy of the home’s residents.
Complete with a TV room a bar a BBQ bar and a pool along with a spacious outdoor lounge the home is fully decked out yet it is natural materials such as cane and bamboo that become its most distinct features. The extensive use of cool neutral hues natural materials and decor that complements the color scheme ensures that the interior of the house has a chic coastal vibe that is both inviting and elegant.
Less a contemporary roof per se but rather a contemporary roof installation LoftCube was installed at the top of Hotel Daniel Graz in Austria. Billed as “the highest suite in town” and conceived by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger the LoftCube offers residents panoramic views of Graz and a well-appointed interior space.
That roof over your head can offer much more than mere cover or shade. With a myriad of contemporary designs roofs are organic sculptural pitched flat and curved. They are walkways viewing platforms places to relax to swim and garden. And increasingly the roof can provide a building’s energy needs. These fifteen contemporary roofs showcase the array of designs utilized by architects in order to raise the roof.