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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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.
The Breezehouse is centered around its beautiful signature Breezespace(TM), a glass-enclosed living area situated under a distinctive butterfly roof.
Two rectangular units capped by a butterfly roof, which is well suited to capturing and using sunlight and rainwater, form the house.
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.
The low, dark entry projects to a dramatic open living space with lake and mountain views, and the butterfly roof accommodates clerestory windows to draw light in.
The new cabinets are available in ten door styles: Post Modern, Cubist, Split Level, Biscayne Bay, Barcelona, Butterfly Roof, Golden Gate, Route 66, Flat Frame and Dominoes.
Concrete countertops in the bath and kitchen bear the imprints of oak leaves, and the butterfly roof "makes the house feel like it sits lightly on the land," says architect Richard Osborn, who designed the home with Mary Dooley and Kent Chilcott.
A long, low, white block is capped with a butterfly roof apparently hovering above the building, an illusion conjured by the broad strip of clerestory glazing that extends the length of the main facade.
Instead, the two halves flank a broad concourse with a butterfly roof.