If you have a square building (equal length sides) that converge at line rather than a point, but it's not a central part of the feature would you call it pyramidal or hipped?

This is not a satellitealt text artifact, we have a lot of these in the neighborhood.

Is this a pyramidal or hipped roof?

asked 06 Sep, 16:41

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If there are convex edges from the corners that don't all meet at the same point then hipped.

The exception to this would be if there appears to be a change in slope part way up which would make it mansard.

See the illustrations here for a nice summary.

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answered 06 Sep, 19:47

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So not "pyramidal" just "pyramid"?

(06 Sep, 19:54) Evan Carroll

The linked page says pyramidal. But neither in this case.

(06 Sep, 22:17) InsertUser

As already suggested by InsertUser, this is "hipped".

(07 Sep, 08:56) scai ♦

Yes, it is hipped because it has a short horizontal section of ridge between the two hips.

(08 Sep, 08:06) BCNorwich
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