"A Balustrade is a range of balusters, together with the cornice of coping which they support, used as a parapet for bridges or the roofs of buildings, or as a mere termination to a structure; also serving as a fence or inclosure for altars, balconies, terraces, staircases, etc."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Balustrade

"A Balustrade is a range of balusters, together with the cornice of coping which they support, used…

A barge board is nailed against the outer face of a wall, along the slopes of a gable end of a house to hide the rafter and to make a neat finish.

Barge Board

A barge board is nailed against the outer face of a wall, along the slopes of a gable end of a house…

A canopy is an overhead roof or structure that is able to provide shade or shelter. A canopy can also be a tent, generally without a floor. This canopy is an architectural projection that provides weather protection, identity or decoration, and is supported by its own ground mounting.

Building Canopy

A canopy is an overhead roof or structure that is able to provide shade or shelter. A canopy can also…

This Modern clock-case was mostly made with a roof.

Modern Clock-Case

This Modern clock-case was mostly made with a roof.

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." — Harcourt, 1889

Triangular coop

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." —…

The entablature resting on the columns has three parts: a plain architrave divided into two, or more generally three, bands, with a frieze resting on it that may be richly sculptural, and a cornice built up with dentils, with a corona and cyma molding to support the projecting roof.

Ionic Cornice from the Temple of Minerva Polias at Priene

The entablature resting on the columns has three parts: a plain architrave divided into two, or more…

The Corinthian cornice is only distinguished from the Ionic by its mutules and modillions, which take the place of the dentels in the latter style. They are fewer in number, but richer and more ornamented, as well as more projecting.

Corinthian Cornice

The Corinthian cornice is only distinguished from the Ionic by its mutules and modillions, which take…

The gothic cresting border is a design that is found on the ridge or the top of a roof. Popular in France it is mostly a design of perforated work with the top having a varied mass shape.

Gothic Cresting Border

The gothic cresting border is a design that is found on the ridge or the top of a roof. Popular in France…

The graeco-italic cresting border is a valence-like border on the ridge or top of a roof. It has a downward growth design.

Graeco-Italic Cresting Border

The graeco-italic cresting border is a valence-like border on the ridge or top of a roof. It has a downward…

The graeco-italic cresting border is a valence-like border on the ridge or top of a roof. It has a downward growth design.

Graeco-Italic Cresting Border

The graeco-italic cresting border is a valence-like border on the ridge or top of a roof. It has a downward…

This modern french cresting border is a design found in the castle of Pierrefonds in France. It is found on the ridge or top of a roof.

Modern French Cresting Border

This modern french cresting border is a design found in the castle of Pierrefonds in France. It is found…

This modern french cresting border is found in Cour de Cassation (French Judiciary court) in Paris, France. It is found on the ridge or top of roof.

Modern French Cresting Border

This modern french cresting border is found in Cour de Cassation (French Judiciary court) in Paris,…

This modern German cresting border was designed by Gropius of Berlin an Architect. It is found on the ridge or top of a roof.

Modern German Cresting Border

This modern German cresting border was designed by Gropius of Berlin an Architect. It is found on the…

The modern gothic cresting border is made out of cast-iron. It is a design popular in France that is found on the ridge or the top of a roof. The design is a perforated work with a top having a varied mass shape.

Modern Gothic Cresting Border

The modern gothic cresting border is made out of cast-iron. It is a design popular in France that is…

"A one-storied house with gambrel roof, New England, 18th century. A similar design is used at the present time." —Kinne, 1920

One-storied gambrel roof

"A one-storied house with gambrel roof, New England, 18th century. A similar design is used at the present…

Two-story house.

House

Two-story house.

"A 'lean-to' of plain design. New England, about 1750." —Kinne, 1920

Lean-to

"A 'lean-to' of plain design. New England, about 1750." —Kinne, 1920

The modern Gothic parapet is a stone design of a wall-like barrier found on the edge of a roof or structure. This style includes tracery, a series of intersecting ribbed lines.

Modern Gothic Parapet

The modern Gothic parapet is a stone design of a wall-like barrier found on the edge of a roof or structure.…

The modern Gothic parapet is a stone design of a wall-like barrier found on the edge of a roof or structure. This style includes tracery, a series of intersecting ribbed lines.

Modern Gothic Parapet

The modern Gothic parapet is a stone design of a wall-like barrier found on the edge of a roof or structure.…

"The glass roof is commonly designed so as to form a uniform plane or slope from back to front in lean-to houses, and form center to sides in span-roofed houses. In some cases, however, the roof sashes are fitted up on the ridge-and-furrow principle invented by Sir Joseph Paxton." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Plant House

"The glass roof is commonly designed so as to form a uniform plane or slope from back to front in lean-to…

Sexpartite vault (or six-part vault), in architecture, is a rib vault divided into six bays by two diagonal ribs and three transverse ribs. Legend: a, transverse ribs (doubleaux); b, wall-ribs (formerets); c, groin-ribs (diagonaux). All the ribs are semi-circle.

Sexpartite Ribbed Vault, Showing Two Compartments with the Fillings Complete

Sexpartite vault (or six-part vault), in architecture, is a rib vault divided into six bays by two diagonal…

The cover or upper part of any house, barn, and the like.

Roof

The cover or upper part of any house, barn, and the like.

Scissors roof truss with dimensions labeled.

Roof Truss With Dimensions

Scissors roof truss with dimensions labeled.

Roof truss/floor plan of roof with dimensions labeled.

Roof Truss With Dimensions

Roof truss/floor plan of roof with dimensions labeled.

Roof with a slope of 30 degrees. Angle theta is the inclination to the horizontal of the line AB, drawn in the roof and making an angle of 35 degrees with the line of greatest slope.

Roof With 30 degree Inclination for Trigonometry Triangle Problems

Roof with a slope of 30 degrees. Angle theta is the inclination to the horizontal of the line AB, drawn…

A simple conical roof.

Conical Style Roof Type

A simple conical roof.

"House with gambrel roof, New England, 1765. The piazza is a recent and poor addition." —Kinne, 1920

Gambrel roof

"House with gambrel roof, New England, 1765. The piazza is a recent and poor addition." —Kinne,…

"The same house, as it might be. notice the fine effect of the windows." —Kinne, 1920

Gambrel roof

"The same house, as it might be. notice the fine effect of the windows." —Kinne, 1920

Gambrel roof truss/floor plan of roof with dimensions labeled.

Gambrel Roof Truss With Dimensions

Gambrel roof truss/floor plan of roof with dimensions labeled.

A simple hip roof.

Hip Style Roof Type

A simple hip roof.

A simple king-post roof.

King-post Roof

A simple king-post roof.

A simple m-roof.

Style M-Roof Type

A simple m-roof.

Illustration of roof and rafter with rise and run to show pitch.

Pitch of Roof

Illustration of roof and rafter with rise and run to show pitch.

Illustration of roof and rafter with rise and run to show pitch.

Pitch of Roof

Illustration of roof and rafter with rise and run to show pitch.

A simple queen-post roof.

Queen-post Roof

A simple queen-post roof.

A bundle of wooden roof shingles for market.

Shingles

A bundle of wooden roof shingles for market.

"c, a shingle; d, plain shingles laid on a roof." -Whitney, 1911

Shingles

"c, a shingle; d, plain shingles laid on a roof." -Whitney, 1911

Fancy cut shingles laid on a roof.

Shingles

Fancy cut shingles laid on a roof.

This is a simple little device for use on long ladders which have no more certain footing, sometimes, than a cement sidewalk or brick pavement.

Steel Ladder Shoe

This is a simple little device for use on long ladders which have no more certain footing, sometimes,…

A ceiling vault divided into four parts.

Quadripartite Vault

A ceiling vault divided into four parts.