testudinate


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ridge roof

A pitched roof; the rafters meet at the apex of a ridge; the end view is that of a gable roof.
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Although a testudinate atrium of this size was not imaginable due to structural problems of the roof, the same typological model was insisted because a complete enclosure (testudinate form) was thought to be the only alternative to a compluviate roof.
Based on these models, he also opposes the "recent tendency to see the testudinate atrium without side rooms as an 'original' form of the impluviate atrium with siderooms." He argues that accepting "a complex historical reality 'emerging' from one simple ideal is ahistorical" and that the evolutionary models are unreliable and also ideologically and nationally biased.