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07:20 Jul 4, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
French term or phrase: oeil de mouche
Contexte:
Au-dessus, le bâtiment fait l’œil de mouche et se développe en surplomb, percé par une fenêtre généreuse, habile solution du traitement d’angle.

bulges on either side?
Miranda Joubioux
Local time: 13:38
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2(many-)facetedxxxEuqinimod
3fly eye
Odette Grille
2array of windowsJonathan Stitt
2fly's eye viewMelzie


Discussion entries: 7





  

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array of windows


Explanation:
This is a bit of a shot in the dark but 'oeil de mouche', when used in reference to architecture, usually seems to refer to windows that resemble the repeating geometric shapes of a fly's compound eye. Perhaps something along the lines of:

Above, the building has an array of windows leading to an overhang pierced by a generous window - a clever solution to the problem of corner treatment.

Again, it's hard to say without more context. Good luck!

Jonathan Stitt
Local time: 06:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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fly eye


Explanation:

The top develops in an overhanging, fly eye like, corner....

Odette Grille
Canada
Local time: 07:38
Native speaker of: French
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fly's eye view


Explanation:
following on from Alain's idea

Melzie
Local time: 13:38
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(many-)faceted


Explanation:
That is cut into several faces like gems.

xxxEuqinimod
Local time: 13:38
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes they're in the same plane!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: I was thinking of this too, though it rather looks from Miranda's description as if these windows are all in the same plane.
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agree  silviantonia
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