The idea of rational use of premises under the roof belongs to the French architect Francois Mansart. The name Mansarde has become firmly established in the languages of various European nations for the designation of rooms located in whole or in part as if inside a gable roof.
At first they were servants’ rooms, storerooms, workshops. The real revolution in the development of mansards occurred in the 40s of the last century, since the housing problem was acute in big cities. Then began the active development of empty attics – with the device ventilation, lighting and heating.
In recent years, this problem has become relevant in our country. Continue reading