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quinta muraria

English translation: Curtain wall

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08:01 Oct 23, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
Italian term or phrase: quinta muraria
Can anyone help me with the translation of this term?
It's part of a title (da quinta muraria a emblema della città)

Thanks!
Lindsay Watts
Italy
Local time: 06:29
English translation:Curtain wall
Explanation:
How about curtain wall? Sounds reasonable to me as the term has historical roots in castle architecture as well as the modern usage to describe a non-load-bearing facade. It also fits with what I understand as the modern use of quinta muraria as a kind of architectural backdrop or screen...
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Neil Davenport
Italy
Local time: 06:29
Grading comment
Thanks Neil!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +2Curtain wall
Neil Davenport


  

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Curtain wall


Explanation:
How about curtain wall? Sounds reasonable to me as the term has historical roots in castle architecture as well as the modern usage to describe a non-load-bearing facade. It also fits with what I understand as the modern use of quinta muraria as a kind of architectural backdrop or screen...

Neil Davenport
Italy
Local time: 06:29
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Neil!

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