Collection by Eujin Rhee

Roof There It Is


As the legendary American impresario Sol Hurok once said, "The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head.” Here we highlight eight of the best roofs from California to Poland, straight from the Dwell archives.

The winglike dips in the roofline situate and hold the house against the region’s brutal winds.
The Brook, a supportive housing building in the Bronx, occupies what had, for years, been a vacant lot.
The hydroponic rooftop garden grows out of volcanic stones. The home is conceived as a giant C-shaped spiral.
Before plopping panels on your roof, consider other ways to conserve electricity, like switching to CFL or LED...
Eliza takes in the view from her perch atop the house’s green roof, which Daniel believes to be the first of its kind...
The Kingston house remains unobtrusive and well camouflaged on its hillside site despite the architects’ use of...
Architect Konieczny lifted the existing ground and wrapped it around the roof and exterior rooftop staircase,...
With its easy access, the flat roof is never hard to maintain.