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English translation: barrel roof

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Dutch term or phrase:kuipdak
English translation:barrel roof
Entered by: Dave Greatrix
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16:20 Jul 15, 2002
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: kuipdak
This is a new one on me. has anyone been confronted with this term in the past? It is a roof of some sort. Three of these "kuipdaken" are joined together to make the roof of a pump house. I have got a feeling that it is similar to the type of roof seen on portaloos. (polyester)

Any leads appreciated.
Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:40
Barrel roof
Explanation:
A bit of guess I'm afraid, but could it be 'barrel roof'?

e.g. "From the East Stand the North Stand is to your right, covered with a plain barrel roof, which houses the away supporters. Underneath the North Stand roof hangs a sign commemorating the fact that the original structure was donated by E J Grant."



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Note added at 2002-07-15 19:35:34 (GMT)
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Or barrel-vaulted roof:

\"An unknown architect of the Metropolitan Transit Authority designed this Cambridge landmark, which was built as the kiosk for the Harvard Square subway terminal in 1928. The copper-covered, barrel-vaulted roof with its exposed steel supports distinguishes the structure, while its corner piers of alternating \"Harvard-Bond\" brick and limestone visually connect it with the buildings and gates of Harvard University. The kiosk was moved to its present location in 1985 when the Harvard subway station underwent significant reconstruction. \"

ref. http://hodge.trouserarousal.net/industry---photos/other.html


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Note added at 2002-07-15 19:36:47 (GMT)
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East Hull Pumping Station
Cast in situ glass block barrel vaulted rooflights.

ref. http://www.luxcrete.co.uk/luxnoted.html
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Adam Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:40
Grading comment
I can live with that. Barrel roofs seem to be used frequently on pump houses and stations. Cheers medabs.
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Barrel roof


Explanation:
A bit of guess I'm afraid, but could it be 'barrel roof'?

e.g. "From the East Stand the North Stand is to your right, covered with a plain barrel roof, which houses the away supporters. Underneath the North Stand roof hangs a sign commemorating the fact that the original structure was donated by E J Grant."



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Note added at 2002-07-15 19:35:34 (GMT)
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Or barrel-vaulted roof:

\"An unknown architect of the Metropolitan Transit Authority designed this Cambridge landmark, which was built as the kiosk for the Harvard Square subway terminal in 1928. The copper-covered, barrel-vaulted roof with its exposed steel supports distinguishes the structure, while its corner piers of alternating \"Harvard-Bond\" brick and limestone visually connect it with the buildings and gates of Harvard University. The kiosk was moved to its present location in 1985 when the Harvard subway station underwent significant reconstruction. \"

ref. http://hodge.trouserarousal.net/industry---photos/other.html


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Note added at 2002-07-15 19:36:47 (GMT)
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East Hull Pumping Station
Cast in situ glass block barrel vaulted rooflights.

ref. http://www.luxcrete.co.uk/luxnoted.html


    Reference: http://www.southendunited.co.uk/club/view/stadium/0,,10444,0...
Adam Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1145
Grading comment
I can live with that. Barrel roofs seem to be used frequently on pump houses and stations. Cheers medabs.
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