Types of Roofs from Around the World 2

A collection of roofs from around the world.

Tiled.

A straw hat rests on a stack of unusual red roof tiles, shaped like the pickets on a picket fence. (Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.)Hat on a stack of unusual red roof tiles in a temple in Bangkok, ThailandThe way these tiles look when layered on the roof of the temple.Unusual red roof tiles on a temple in Bangkok, ThailandYellow roof tiles on the Royal Palace in Hue, Vietnam.Yellow roof tiles on the Royal Palace in Hue, VietnamThe traditional rooflines of Dutch houses translate just as well in wood as in the more typical brick (Edam, Holland).The traditional rooflines of Dutch houses translate just as well in wood as in the more typical brick (Edam, Holland)Tiled roofs in Segovia, Spain. Tiled roofs in Segovia, Spain

Copper.

Copper toppers on buildings in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copper-topped buildings in Copenhagen, Denmark A verdigris ‘chapeau’ on the Hotel Vancouver in Canada. Copper verdigris roof on the Hotel Vancouver, Canada

Slate.

Slate roof in a mountain village in Portugal. Slate roof in a mountain village in PortugalA slate roof top overgrown with green vines and a stone cross in Kinsale, Ireland. Someone told me that the best thing about slate roofs is that they look good if it rains and it rains a lot in Ireland.A slate roof top overgrown with green vines and a stone cross in Kinsale, IrelandThis slate roof in San Martíno de Mondoñedo, Spain is so overgrown with plants that it qualifies as a ‘green’ roof.Slate Roof in San Martín de Mondoñedo, SpainSlate roofs and chimneys overtop of stone houses in Stamford, England. Slate roofs and chimneys overtop of stone houses in Stamford, England

Green.

The latest trend seems to be to create funky roof gardens on top of high-rises in Vancouver, Canada.Funky roof garden and hut on top of a Vancouver high-riseAn old thatched roof cottage in Nordenbro, Denmark.An old thatched roof cottage in Nordenbro, DenmarkFrom the outside this roof looked like a coarsely thatched roof but the woven palm leaf roof made an unusual pattern on the ceiling. (Beach café in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.)  Woven palm leaf roof makes a pattern on the ceiling of a beach café in Puerto Escondido, MexicoOld made new again, the latest in sod roofs in Skagen, Denmark. Grass sod roof in Skagen, Denmark

Asphalt.

Looking down on a red asphalt roof in Vancouver, Canada. Looking down on a red roof from 'The Lookout' at Harbour Centre in Downtown Vancouver, CanadaI thought this roof was made of slate but now I think it might be asphalt shingles. (Main market in Rouen, France.) The roof of the main market in Rouen, France

Tin.

Corrugated tin roofs in Bangkok, Thailand. Corrugated tin roofs in Bangkok, ThailandHot tin roof in Malaysia.
Rusting corrugated metal roof in Malaysia

Wood Shingles.

A wooden Viking longhouse with a wood shingle roof in Trelleborg, Denmark. A wooden Viking long house with a wood shingle roof in Trelleborg, DenmarkOld wood barn with a cedar shake roof in Kamloops, Canada.  Old wood barn in Kamloops, CanadaCee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs.

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