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for French architects thus named, use Mansart.



a space (usually living space) in the attic of a building that has a pitched roof consisting of two parts: a gently sloping upper part and a steep lower part. A mansard serves as a useful additional space, and the roof itself extends the dimensions of a building. This type of roof construction was extensively used for the first time in France by the architect N. F. Mansart, after whom it was named. In the broad sense, the Russian term mansarda is any room set up in an attic under a high roof.


1. a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper
2. an attic having such a roof
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Different interior decoration options are available across the hotel room types, with the rooms on the fifth floor providing a particularly welcoming atmosphere with their mansard roofs and minimalist decoration.
WASA has already completed a detailed exterior condition study to determine the condition of slate mansard roofs, flat roofs, waterproof membranes and substrates, ornamental metalwork, flashings, roof drainage systems, skylights and exterior masonry including all chimneys, windows, porch woodwork and roofing systems.
Photo: In Strasbourg square, Germanic influences show in wood balconies, half-timber, high roofs; French, in shuttered windows, mansard roofs.
Construction of new mansard roofs over existing blocks and new link extensions to provide new flats.
Along with Philadelphia's grand City Hall, it is one of the city's earliest and finest examples of the second empire style -- that unique French silhouette defined by mansard roofs.
The circa 1885 Queen Anne Victorian homes, which are the signature of the Garden Street block, feature mansard roofs with decorative half timbered gables, cutaway bay windows, shingled second stories, and entry porches with extensive millwork, beveled glass door lites and stained glass transoms.
The development is distinguished by its gabled and mansard roofs, abundant, oversized windows, large balconies, and strong angular design inspired by classic turn-of-the-century architecture.