glossary of architectural terms

mansard < loggia  |  mullion >  

A mansard roof has two slopes on each side, the lower slope being steeper than the other. Often the upper slope cannot be seen from the ground.

A mansard roof maximises the space available for rooms within, and is very often accompanied by dormer windows.

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See also: dormer

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