板瓦 bǎnwǎ

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Terms

  • plate tiles (preferred) (English)1
  • 板瓦 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 板瓦 (Simplified Chinese)
  • bǎnwǎ (Pinyin)
  • pan-wa (Wade-Giles)
  • plate tile; plank tile (lit.) (English)
  • flat tiles (English)2

Note (brief)

    Roof tile of shallow concave shape; can serve as a gutter tile or a covering tile. Eaves tiles of this type have an overhanging lip to allow water to drip away from the bottom edge. These are categorized according to decorative treatment of the lip. The two most common types are the chongchun banwa 重唇板瓦 (lit. multi-lipped plate tile) and huatou banwa 華頭板瓦 (lit. flower/ornamented head plate tile).

Works Cited

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  • 1 ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 391.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: Roofing Tiles

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板瓦 bǎnwǎ” in Architectura Sinica last modified January 17, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000104.

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板瓦 bǎnwǎ.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published January 17, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000104.

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Entry Title: 板瓦 bǎnwǎ

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • Yuh-Fen Benda, associate editor, Architectural Terminology

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  • Data entry, proofreading and revision by Yuh-Fen Benda, Tracy Miller
  • Adding citations CHEN Yiyang 陳祎陽
  • Revising title statement by SUN Zheng 孫正

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