Roofs have the power to dramatically shape how we understand space. As key architectural elements that define volume, atmosphere and light, roofs create openness, security or continuity. They can uplift or inspire. Iconic roofs become symbols of place, from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the revered Sistine Chapel, moving beyond purely practical considerations and building cultural resonance. The following collection takes a closer look at buildings that have been recognized by the A+Awards and were designed with free-form roofs.
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Rope Wave OfficebyJing-Rui Lin (Atelier Ten), Shanghai, China
Located in the QSW Culture Center in Shanghai, this office was made to promote creativity, sharing and community. Formed with steel, wood and rope, the design creates a dynamic interior roof plane around multiple spaces.
Sea SongbyForm4架构, Big Sur, Calif., United States
Inspired by ocean views and manta rays, the Sea Song project creates flowing roof forms for three private structures. Formed as self-sustaining, net-zero energy buildings, the design includes curving, lyrical forms oriented out to the sea.
löylybyAvanto Architects Ltd., Helsinki, Finland
Inspired by sauna bathing and culture, Löyly was made as a public sauna space for year-round use. A free-form wooden “cloak” wraps the project with heat-treated pine to provide visual privacy and areas for people to sit and gather.
The Camps at Coos Bay LagoonbyR＆A建筑+ Design Inc., Coos Bay, Ore., United States
Sited along the Coos Bay inlet, this beachfront shelter was designed to conceptually link the site to its natural riparian past. The main pavilion includes an angled and sloping roof that reflects the local seaside vernacular.
The Bahá’í Temple of South AmericabyHariri Pontarini Architects, Santiago, Chile
Inspired by light and its spiritual qualities, this temple in Chile is located in the foothills of the Andes. As the last of the eight continental temples commissioned by the Bahá’í Community, the project uses translucent marble from the Portuguese Estremoz quarries to create an incredible, rising roof form.
Port HousebyZaha Hadid Architects, Antwerp, Belgium
Repurposing a derelict fire station, ZHA’s new extension to the Port House boldly expands to the sky. Floating above the old building, the project includes a rippling glazed surface that transitions between roof and wall.
2016 Serpentine PavilionbyBIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, London, United Kingdom
Made to embody opposites like modular and sculptural, transparent and opaque, BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion design was formed as an unzipped wall. As a cave-like canyon, the design includes fiberglass frames and shifted boxes that play with light and shadow.
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of ArtbySO – ILandBohlin Cywinski Jackson, Davis, Calif., United States
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