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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.
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Unfortunately the rest of the text doesn't really give any clues. A photo of the house shows a fairly plain rectangular building with three rows of casement windows, which is very different to the maison carrée in Nîmes. I think, for the purposes of this translation I will use something along the lines of 'maison carrée, a rectangular manor house'.