Luxury villa on Felicite Island, the Seychelles. A glass-bottomed swimming pool acts as the roof of the reception room. Photo via telegraph.co.uk.
There are two types of wood roofing: shingles and shakes. Wood shingles are machine-cut and tapered for a trim, crisp appearance. Wood shakes are hand-split, giving them a more rustic appeal. While not as practical as modern asphalt shingles, there is no denying the appeal of a wood roof on a traditional or historical-style house.
roof made from recycled plastic bottles- what a great idea for third world countries!
thisoldhouse.com |The life of a roof depends on local weather conditions, proper building and design, material quality, and adequate maintenance. Slate, copper, and clay/concrete roofs have the longest life expectancy—over 50 years. Roofs made of asphalt shingles last for about 20 years while roofs made of fiber cement shingles have a life expectancy of about 25 years, and roofs made of wood shakes can be expected to last for about 30 years.
Raise the Roof :: With some DIY and design smarts, a crumbling early 1900s shed was converted into an airy living space to entertain guests. The roof of the shed was raised to give the 22x13-foot structure a bit of breathing room and was then re-covered with leftover shingles. Sustainable solutions were used, such as reusing furniture already in their collection and repainting vintage shutters.
Property Values: A quiet rear courtyard leads to a lovely garden pavilion. Topped with a tentlike roof, the folly would make an ideal office, guest room, or entertaining space.
House with a Large Hipped Roof / Naoi Architecture & Design Office. The house has an open square plan intersected by living room in the middle, and master bedroom, bathroom, dining/kitchen and closet located along both outer zones. The living space can be freely subdivided by sliding doors, providing both privacy and a feeling of togetherness as in traditional Japanese houses. www.archdaily.com...
SolTech Glass Tiles...these transparent shingles are able to heat your home by using a simple system to store energy from the sun Read more: SolTech’s Gorgeous Glass Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building