At this clifftop home in Maui, a single zig-zagging roof stretches over 5,380 square feet. The residents say it is the ideal spot for sunset cocktails and whale-watching.
This sculptural 97-square-foot meditation hut in Illinois opens skyward, casting a dramatic V silhouette.
At another butterfly roof outbuilding, five slightly canted steel columns pierce a cedar exterior. Of the complex construction process, architect Chris Kempel says, “It was like taking a box and poking it with chopsticks."
The earthen roof at this angular Connecticut cottage peaks upward in the middle, creating a slightly off-kilter feeling.
A steep drop breaks this roofline's linearity at a family-oriented home in Syndey.
This roofline in Jersey City is angled at an unconventional 30 degrees to maximize sun exposure on the south side, where a 260-square-foot solar array is installed.
The crowning architectural achievement at this eco-friendly El Salvador home is the freestanding concrete roof that wraps around the structure.