Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Roof Tiles

Whereas many homes in Japan are made with wood and allow free-flow of air to combat humidity, typical modern homes in Okinawa are made from concrete with barred windows (protection from flying plant matter) to deal with regular typhoons. Roofs are also designed with strong winds in mind, with each tile cemented on and not merely layered as seen with many homes elsewhere in Japan.

1 comment:

  1. Hm, Okinawa is an island, right? It does seem very sensible to have a type of roofing there that's capable of protecting itself against bad weather like typhoons.