Australia is home to some beautiful and innovative roofs. In this post, we share some of the best roofs around the country - to show you what’s possible and inspire you to create the roof of your dreams.
1. The storage solution at Monash University’s Clayton Campus
In June of this year, they came up with a roof and battery storage system that creates renewable energy supply for tens of thousands of daily visitors. This is a great example of the power of commercial solar applications in Australia.
2. Chadstone Shopping Centre, Victoria
Chadstone shopping centre, known as The Fashion Capital of Australia, earlier this year added an office towers and a soon-to-open luxury hotel to the area. This roof takes innovative roof design to the next level - not only is it spectacular, but it is functional as well. Taking cues from its already existing innovative roof of arched glass that covers the internal shopping malls (seen above), they have added a 15m-high arch passageway which floods the walkway with natural light and shelters passengers from weather.
3. Southern House by Fergus Scott
Sydney-based Fergus Scott studied desert architecture in the United States and he is well versed in passive solar and thermal design—techniques incorporated into the jaw-dropping Southern House in Australia. Clad in metal and topped with a sloped roof with deep overhangs, this gorgeous home boasts incredible views of the coastal surroundings. Once again showing things can be BOTH beautiful and functional.
4. Modern Roofs All Over The Country
In the past decade, we’ve seen modern roofs pop up all over the country. These ‘modern roofs’ have a streamlined design, often using curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical elements. These designs often utilise modern and environmentally friendly roofing materials, such as Colorbond.