ready to accept the sky; roofless; not covered in; in the great outdoors atmosphere, as a court, inclosure, or destination.
In architecture hypethral is especially applied to a supposed ancient style of building lighted because of the omission of a sizable element of the roofing. This concept is dependent upon interpretations of Vitruvius as well as the negative proof afforded so far by the insufficient remains describing methods of illumination one of the damages of Greek temples. Its particular, but that no Greek temple with its contained art treasures had been ever intentionally exposed this way to the weather condition. The temples labeled as hypethral by Greek writers were roofless either from accident or from being unfinished. Inside smaller Greek temples it's likely that daylight was admitted just by the door, hence it had been supplemented by artificial light. In large temples, including the Parthenon at Athens, which the cella interior had been 100 feet long, its improbable your illumination had been completely artificial; but no satisfactory description features yet already been provided of their management. It has been conjectured that such interiors were lighted by a method of narrow open networks when you look at the roofing, throughout the part aisles, or by variety of apertures when you look at the roof serving as house windows, and effective at being closed. There clearly was no break-in the ridge-line of this root, with no superstructure or clearstory increasing over the roofing. See cut-under temple.