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To indicate a multiple object layout should I use four building layout or four buildings layout? Maybe they are both correct?

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Similar to a 16-foot drop versus a drop 16 feet long, it would be:

Four-building layout.

Layout consisting of four buildings.

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I think you've answered your question in your question by referring to it as a "multiple object layout" rather than a "multiple objects layout".

That being said, drop the s. You are describing the layout, not the individual elements.

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