butterfly roof

butterfly roof

A roof shape that has two surfaces that rise from a valley at the roof’s centerline to the eaves.
See also: Roof

butterfly roof

A roof shape which has two surfaces that rise from the center to the eaves with a valley in the center; resembles the wings of a butterfly.
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Keeping the original cutting edge building design of William Pereira and Charles Luckman that embodied the spirit of flight in the inverted butterfly roof architecture, The Gravity company and Burns & McDonnell have designed the restoration to meet guidelines and preservation requirements of the Texas Historic Commission and keep this building an aviation landmark of Dallas.
Hotel designer (and partner) Chris Pardo kept with the city's iconic mid-century theme and built a butterfly roof and clerestory windows to let light in, while the pool and inside/outside restaurant seamlessly blend into each other (guests actually check-in at the bar instead of a standard registration desk).
5-bath house designed by architect Joel Sanders with butterfly roof and view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains from every room.
The main living area consists of a lofty combination living-dining room, a colossal kitchen with window-lined dining area, and a penthouse-level office suite under a butterfly roof that opens to a roof terrace.
Them-foot ceilings, distinctive butterfly roof, and the open concept's flow into the kitchen and outdoor living spaces are hallmarks of architect Michelle Kaufmann's original design.
9m (2ft 6in-3ft) high and is used to hide a roof format that is not found in the North East, a butterfly roof.
Two rectangular units capped by a butterfly roof, which is well suited to capturing and using sunlight and rainwater, form the house.
An upturned butterfly roof creates the frame for an expansive wall of windows.
A planning officers' report said the design of the proposed pharmacy nearby with its aluminium-clad butterfly roof "does not provide a prestigious building, of an appropriate scale and character, to mark the (park) entrance".
Capped by cantilevered butterfly roof, the four-storey blocks are permeable, to encourage air flow, with balconies, large open spaces and vented outdoor screens.
Somebody wanted to add a second story to it, so one of the first things we did was have it declared a historic-cultural monument to save it," she says about her house, a sleek structure with large plate-glass walls, exposed wood beams, articulated concrete block and a floating butterfly roof.
A butterfly roof tilted slightly screens the panels, while its center drains rain into a cistern for gray water use.