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Gabionenwand

English translation: gabion wall

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German term or phrase:Gabionenwand
English translation:gabion wall
Entered by: Fabio Descalzi
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22:25 Nov 26, 2006
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Tech/Engineering - Architecture
German term or phrase: Gabionenwand
Die Gestaltung der Passage greift diese Spannung auf, indem sie im Eingangsbereich und zur Straße hin eine städtische Gestalt zeigt, während sie entlang des Flusses durch eine Gabionenwand als Fassade die landschaftliche Gestaltung des Flussufers aufnimmt.
njbeckett
Germany
Local time: 12:13
gabion wall
Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabion

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Note added at 11 mins (2006-11-26 22:36:18 GMT)
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The word came from Italian gabbione = "big cage" from Italian gabbia = Latin cavea = "cage".

Historically, gabions were round cages with open tops and bottoms, made from wickerwork and filled with earth for use as military fortifications. Modern definitions include any caged riprap for erosion control, or cylindrical metal structures used to build dams or foundations.

The most common civil engineering use is to stabilize shore against erosion. Other uses include retaining walls, temporary floodwalls, to filter silt from runoff, and for small or temporary dams. They may be used to direct the force of a flow of flood water around a vulnerable structure.
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Fabio Descalzi
Uruguay
Local time: 07:13
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gabion wall


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabion

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Note added at 11 mins (2006-11-26 22:36:18 GMT)
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The word came from Italian gabbione = "big cage" from Italian gabbia = Latin cavea = "cage".

Historically, gabions were round cages with open tops and bottoms, made from wickerwork and filled with earth for use as military fortifications. Modern definitions include any caged riprap for erosion control, or cylindrical metal structures used to build dams or foundations.

The most common civil engineering use is to stabilize shore against erosion. Other uses include retaining walls, temporary floodwalls, to filter silt from runoff, and for small or temporary dams. They may be used to direct the force of a flow of flood water around a vulnerable structure.

Fabio Descalzi
Uruguay
Local time: 07:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Thanks again.

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agree  Alan Johnson
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agree  Andrew D
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agree  Steffen Walter
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Changes made by editors
Nov 27, 2006 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldArt/Literary » Tech/Engineering
Nov 26, 2006 - Changes made by Fabio Descalzi:
FieldTech/Engineering » Art/Literary


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