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22:37 Feb 25, 2012
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
French term or phrase: maison carrée / bâtisse carrée
This term describes the style of a manor house. 'Square house' or 'square building' doesn't seem quite right and I am wondering whether there is a better term in English.
Helen Hagon
Local time: 05:35

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4roman style house
Emiliano Pantoja

Discussion entries: 7



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roman style house

Imitation of a roman temple like the famous "Maison Carrée" in Nîmes.

Emiliano Pantoja
Local time: 06:35
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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neutral  cc in nyc: Main feature of some Roman homes was the atrium; other Roman homes were apartments. See http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/architecture/hous... or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Roman_architecture#Hous... Not sure applicable here.
6 hrs

neutral  fourth: Well, I don't know. We have a maison Carrée here in Nay and it is built around a courtyard
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