a quatre vents

English translation: facing the four compass/cardinal points/directions / Detached house

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Catalan term or phrase:a quatre vents
English translation:facing the four compass/cardinal points/directions / Detached house
Entered by: Berni Armstrong

16:36 Dec 20, 2013
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
Catalan term or phrase: a quatre vents
In a description of a building. "....amb finestres a quatre vents".

I have come across this term used for a "detached" house before, but that does not appear to be the case here. Anyone know the technical term for this?
Berni Armstrong
Spain
Local time: 11:40
facing the four compass/cardinal points/directions
Explanation:
My paper edition of the Gran Larousse Català has:

'Punt cardinal - Els quatre vents'

I would the house has windows facing north, south, west and east.

Another reference:

http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_cardinal

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=G5goAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA381&lpg...

Té sis pisos, és a dir, sis arcs cecs que alberguen als quatre vents finestres geminades.

http://espaisendes.blogspot.com.es/2009/08/romanic-boi-taull...

Many houses are not built directly facing these main points of the compass, so observe how the light changes throughout the day in your rooms, and remember that sky conditions vary constantly, affecting the quality of daylight that reaches your home.

http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6840/Buildingaspect.htm

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Note added at 2 hrs (2013-12-20 18:56:41 GMT)
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Sorry, I would SAY the house has windows facing...
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Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 11:40
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facing the four compass/cardinal points/directions


Explanation:
My paper edition of the Gran Larousse Català has:

'Punt cardinal - Els quatre vents'

I would the house has windows facing north, south, west and east.

Another reference:

http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_cardinal

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=G5goAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA381&lpg...

Té sis pisos, és a dir, sis arcs cecs que alberguen als quatre vents finestres geminades.

http://espaisendes.blogspot.com.es/2009/08/romanic-boi-taull...

Many houses are not built directly facing these main points of the compass, so observe how the light changes throughout the day in your rooms, and remember that sky conditions vary constantly, affecting the quality of daylight that reaches your home.

http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6840/Buildingaspect.htm

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Note added at 2 hrs (2013-12-20 18:56:41 GMT)
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Sorry, I would SAY the house has windows facing...

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 11:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 35
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