Famous Roofs Around the World


Famous roofs capture our imagination and celebrate all the beauty of architecture, design, culture, and amazing innovation. No cost was spared in these examples and they will surely inspire future architects and tourists for generations to come. Let’s explore these famous roofs from around the world.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House

Australians must really want to steal the show with this masterfully designed roof in Sydney, Australia. We often see this opera house come up on many lists of famous roofs and there are many reasons why. Here is a unique view all lit up! Famous simply for its one-of-a kind roof and as a masterpiece of 20th century architecture, its significance is based on its unparalleled design and construction, its exceptional engineering achievements, and its technological innovation.

Kuala Lumpur Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Thean Hou Temple

The Kuala Lumpur Thean Hou Temple is famous for being one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia. It has a very ornate roof with a 6-tier temple, is rich in colors, and offers impeccable views.

747 Home, Malibu, California, United States

747 House Roof

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This residential home is a famous structural and engineering achievement creating a famous roof from a 747 airplane. The use of this retired aircraft encloses a lot of space using the least amount of materials in a very resourceful and efficient manner. The recycling of the 4.5 million parts of the plane is a magnificent and famous example of sustainable reuse for a roof and home.

Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Center

The famous Wales Millennium Centre is constructed from steel. The architect wanted the dome to maintain its bronze color throughout its lifespan, so it is made with steel that had been treated with copper oxide and the entire Centre covers 4.7 acres in Cardiff, Wales.

Warsaw Palace, Warsaw Poland

Warsaw Palace

Copper roofs are famous around our world and this one in Warsaw, Poland is no exception. This palace was burnt out by German forces following the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

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