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22:20 Jan 4, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture / architecture
Catalan term or phrase: pis entremig
"[El Col·legi Teresià era] un edifici molt simple de planta rectangular que feia descansar el pes sobre murs de càrrega de maó. Gaudí va continuar amb la mateixa estructura —suprimint els murs de càrrega del **pis entremig** ..."
xxxJon Zuber
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4 +1mezzanine
Hazel Whiteley
3ground floor / first floor?
Sheila Hardie
2middle floor
Berni Armstrong


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mezzanine


Explanation:

Mezzanine is defined in the OED as: low storey between two others, usually between the ground and first floor.


    OED
Hazel Whiteley
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish

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middle floor


Explanation:
I guess this means that architectural genius managed to come up with a way of missing out the supports on one floor. Find it hard to imagine if they're brick supports... but...

I agree that entresol would have meant mezzanine... and I don't think that is implied here.

Berni Armstrong
Local time: 02:08
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ground floor / first floor?


Explanation:
I found this rather strange translation of a French (?) article on the place. Apparently, Gaudí eliminated the supporting walls this unknown architect had built. They probably translated 'ground floor' from rez-de-chaussée, which would be ground floor or first floor (depending if it's GB or UK English). So, could this be what is being referred to by pis entremig? I was in this building myself (several years ago) and all I can remember are lots of huge arches everywhere.

I hope this will be of some help, even if very little!

Sheila

El Collegi de las Teresianes (1888-89)

77K, 342x595 The Collegi de les Teresianes is a convent of the St Therese of Avila monastic order. Gaudi took this project on the fly. It was started one year earlier by an unknown architect. The flat rectangular plan was already settled. The difficulties in this project were getting a low cost (the teresian order nuns is mean). Gaudi used bricks and ch-shaped archs in order to eliminate the two supporting walls that used the unknown architect for the ground floor. It results in a higher liberty for organizing space. In fact, these ch-shaped arches, essential element of the structure, are also used as a decorative pattern in all the building. We can point out one of Viollet le Duc's lessons: the decoration must be closely related to the structure.

http://art-nouveau.kubos.org/en/villes/barcelone/gaudi.htm
http://art-nouveau.kubos.org/en/villes/barcelone/models.htm

Colegio de las Teresianas
(1888-1890)

Ubicado en el barrio de Sant Gervasi de Barcelona, en la calle Ganduxer 85 se encuentra el Colegio Teresiano, obra realizada entre los años 1888 y 1890.

El proyecto inicial, del cual se desconoce el autor, preveía un conjunto de tres edificios colocados en forma de U. Por razones que se desconocen, el padre Ossó, fundador de la Compañía de Santa Teresa, traspasó el proyecto a Gaudí en Marzo de 1889.

Tal como le había sucedido en el Templo de la Sagrada Familia, al aceptar las obras, Gaudí se encontró con un proyecto ya iniciado en el que la planta ya estaba determinada; solamente un arquitecto con su gran capacidad creativa podía terminar en tan poco tiempo (menos de dos años) y con tan poco presupuesto, un edificio tan singular y funcional.

El edificio se compone de planta baja más tres pisos en una superficie más o menos rectangular de unos 58 x 18 metros. En planta baja y primer piso se encuentran las aulas y las dependencias adjuntas, mientras que los dormitorios de las monjas y alumnas internadas se sitúan en los otros dos pisos.

El acceso se hace a través de un porche con un gran arco parabólico realizado con hiladas de ladrillo avanzadas, cerrado por una espléndida puerta de hierro forjado de tres hojas, con los símbolos característicos de la orden Teresiana. Encima del porche hay una tribuna que llega hasta el segundo piso y en el frontón de la cual se encuentra una pieza cerámica con el escudo carmelitano de la congregación.

http://www.gaudiclub.com/esp/e_vida/teresian.html

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 02:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 27
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