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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
Italian term or phrase: cocci e cartocci
"X, in un articolo sul supplemento domenicale de 'Il Sole 24 ORE', ha definito le opere di Libeskind e di Gehry come 'cocci e cartocci'...."
calleklen
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Summary of answers provided
4ceramic shards and cardboard cutouts
simon tanner
3coconuts and paper bags
Gad Kohenov
3broken cups and paper wrappers
Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche


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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ceramic shards and cardboard cutouts


Explanation:
more or less the meaning, and keeps the use of consonance - something a bit 'poetic' needed here, I think. Also gives an idea of his architecture, I hope - see his site:
http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/projects/visual-browser/

simon tanner
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broken cups and paper wrappers


Explanation:
just to say they look like buildings made of paper ,an idea

Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche
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coconuts and paper bags


Explanation:
Another suggestion.

Gad Kohenov
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