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for French architects thus named, use Mansart.
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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.

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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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Songs like Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa and Oxford Comma galvanised the masses while encore offerings Mansard Roof and Walcott ensured it was a buoyant ending.
The only major architectural change is the addition of mansard roofing to the property formerly occupied by the Midland Bank (centre of picture).
Intellectual New Yorkans Vampire Weekend kick-started their UK tour in fine style, with impeccable versions of Mansard Roof and Campus but it's the Simon and Garfunkelinspired single Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa which really sticks out above the palm trees.
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The four-storey, brick building is on lower ground, ground, first and second floors with a mansard roof level.
A lightweight single-layered screen was therefore face-fixed to the Vaudoyer building, yielding to the existing architectural detail by being cut around cornices and door heads, while a more solid screen envelopes Lahalle's building, including the three-tier mansard rood.
The daredevil method would have been to to use pump jacks on the first two floors and stand in the wood gutters to access the mansard roof.