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22:17 Jan 3, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Architecture / architecture
Catalan term or phrase: pati de llums
(A la Casa Calvet)
"Des del punt de vista arquitectònic estructural, Gaudí assaja la fusió dels **patis de llums** i d’escala, que aconseguirà plenament a la Casa Batlló.
Però l’element més notable de les Teresianes, el de més bellesa, és el sistema de corredors amb arcs parabòlics de la planta baixa i primer pis. Es tracta d’una complicada composició basada en un **pati de llums** central que alimenta amb llum zenital el corredor central que divideix la planta baixa en dos, tot al llarg de l’edifici. Quan arribem a la primera planta, als costats d’aquest pati hi apareixen dos corredors paral·lels d’arcs parabòlics que, segons el lloc, se sustenten sobre fines columnes o sobre parets.
xxxJon Zuber

Summary of answers provided
5well p air-well
Carolina Lopez Garcia
4 +1air shaft
Sheila Hardie
4air wellxxxLia Fail



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well p air-well

Pots trobar-ho a l'Oxford, et deixe aquesta adreca també perquè ho pugas comprobar:


Note added at 2002-01-03 22:27:43 (GMT)

Perdó: volia dir well or air-well.

I\'m sorry. Good luck.

Carolina Lopez Garcia
Local time: 11:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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I'm going with "light well", but thank you.
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air shaft

I think this is what I would call air shaft in English. I know what it is in Catalan, but don't often translate it into English!



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Note added at 2002-01-03 23:33:03 (GMT)

As I said for pati de veïns, I think you could also call this an inner patio.



http://www.google.com/search?hl=es&q= inner patio&btnG=Bsqu...

Sheila Hardie
Local time: 11:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 27
Grading comment
For me, air shaft is the one the bathroom window opens onto.

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agree  Carolina Lopez Garcia: I think inner patio is correct.
21 hrs
  -> thanks:)
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Comment: For me, air shaft is the one the bathroom window opens onto.

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air well

References (if term chosen please award first answer, this is just to provide a ref) Parallel translation below:

El programa no cabe en el antiguo contenedor sin menoscabar la esencia arquitectónica del propio edificio. La ampliación es necesaria. ¿Cómo adueñarse de un espacio tan característico, respetando al mismo tiempo la rigurosa normativa municipal en cuanto a la exteriorización de la arquitectura? La respuesta la hallamos en el propio entorno, nos la ofrece la iglesia arciprestal y la plaza de toros: ocultarse en el terreno. Para alterar lo menos posible el paisaje, los necesarios elementos de ventilación e iluminación de las nuevas estancias se manifiestan como una reinterpretación de otros que ya pertenecen al contexto. El muro de contención se convierte en fachada, el patio inglés en calle, y el vacío de los claustros aparece al exterior como *****patio de luces*****. La cubierta desaparece como tal, ora transformada en zona de juegos o pista deportiva, ora recuperada por la propia naturaleza. La antigua circulación bianular en torno a dos claustros queda incluida en una nueva ortogonal, de mayor rango. La articulación entre la ampliación y la rehabilitación la marca la propia composición del edificio primitivo.

The brief does not fit into the old container without diminishing the architectural essence of the building. An extension is essential. How can we take possession of such a spatial feature while at the same time obeying the strict municipal rules concerning exteriorisation of the architecture? The answer is to be found in the surroundings. It is suggested by the archiprestal church and the bullring: concealment in the ground. To alter the scenery as little as possible, the lighting and ventilation elements required by the new areas take the form of a reinterpretation of others that already belong in that context. The retaining wall becomes a façade, the forecourt a street, and the empty space of the cloistered quadrangles seems from the exterior to be an ******air-well.****** The roof disappears as such, now transformed into a playground or sports area, now returned to nature. The former double loop circulation around the two cloisters is united into a new, larger quadrangle. The articulation between the extension and the renovation is marked by the composition of the original building


xxxLia Fail
Local time: 11:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Maybe, but "air well" is also the shaft outside bathrooms.
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