barrel roof

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barrel roof

[′bar·əl ‚rüf]
(building construction)
A roof of semicylindrical section; capable of spanning long distances parallel to the axis of the cylinder.

barrel roof

A roof of semicylindrical section capable of spanning long distances, parallel to the axis of the cylinder.
See also: Roof

barrel roof, barrel shell roof

1. A roof of semicylindrical section; capable of spanning long distances parallel to the axis of the cylinder.

barrel vault, barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagonhead vault, wagon vault

A masonry vault of plain, semicircular cross section, supported by parallel walls or arcades and adapted to longitudinal areas.
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For example, it set new standards in the tented roof design of the Olympic Stadium in Munich in the early 1970s.
The lavish entertainment took place in a spacious pounds 1m inauguration suite built over just two weeks by a workforce of hundreds, with tented roof and walls, and due to disappear just as quickly after the end of the festivities.
One is for the demolition of the existing 1960s terminal, with its familiar tented roof, while a second is for a three-storey ferry terminal building on the same site.
Birmingham Civic Society has designed a 'canopy of honour', a tented roof, to be draped over the statue.
With its tented roof, Dynamic Earth has become one of Edinburgh's most striking landmarks since it opened five years ago.
The tented roof is divided into a grid of 25 x II m bays.
Electronic auction: works on the overhaul of the tented roof of the building of the school of the secondary school # 25 in stavropol with the implementation of a complex of emergency response measures
Yet the latter has a tented roof steeply rising to a point - hardly a solid building.
And as everyone with a core interest in Welsh artistic affairs knows, this happens to be the bringing together of all nations in a colour display of creative play under one tented roof in Llangollen.
With its slatted timber hull and translucent tented roof, Hungary's pavilion is like a great ark beached on the foreign shores of Expo.
But whereas the gallery was enclosed by steel-framed glass, the church has walls of clear plastic louvres and a tented roof of white teflon-coated fabric.