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    Question Double Pyramid Roofs

    Yeah, they look good, but is that all there is to it? Seems like a lot of extra craftsmanship to achieve a purpose. Or, am I missing something?

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    can you post a pic of what you are talking about please

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    its ok i found one.
    good for ventilation.


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    Oh, I thought he meant.....





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    Quote Originally Posted by splitlid View Post
    can you post a pic of what you are talking about please
    Thanks, splitlid... I don't have an image handy, but there is one atop the wat in this brief (5 min.) family video, taken last summer when we were back in the village. Seems like a lot of extra roofing to achieve the purpose or is there really a design purpose behind so much roofing?


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    Depending upon the scale of the building and roof feature you are describing I would call it a 'cupola' if the scale is small in relationship to the main roof - if it is a large raised roof feature I would describe it as a 'mansard'. Depending upon the interior requirement they can be used as an indirect light source using clerestory windows or ventitlation in hot climates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Depending upon the scale of the building and roof feature you are describing I would call it a 'cupola' if the scale is small in relationship to the main roof - if it is a large raised roof feature I would describe it as a 'mansard'. Depending upon the interior requirement they can be used as an indirect light source using clerestory windows or ventitlation in hot climates.
    No, I mean the nested roof design depicted in this pic:
    Beautiful Thai Roofs at Wat Phrae Kaew pictures from thailand photos on webshots

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    Doesn't look much like a pyramid to me.
    The roof layering in the photo you linked is decorative.

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