A barrel roof is a curved roof that, especially from below, is curved like a cut-away barrel. They have some advantages over dome roofs, especially being able to cover rectangular buildings., due to their uniform cross-section.
Barrel vaults are a particular form of barrel roof.
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- "Glossary of Architectural Terms - Barrel roof". Archiseek. Archived from the original on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
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