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07:44 Feb 21, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Architecture
German term or phrase:einander durchdringend
Der ökologisch vorbildliche Neubau der Universität Toronto inszeniert mittels **einander durchdringender**Baukörper die Verschränkung von Innen- und Aussenräumen. Die einheitliche Faserzementhaut des einen Traktes, dessen Wetterfassade beim Schnitt mit dem zweiten Volumen zur inneren Trennwand wird, betont diese räumliche Kontinuität.
Explanation: This would need to be used together with my other responses.
The whole sentence according to me would be something like:
"The ... of the University of Toronto bridges interior and exterior spaces by attaching one building to another."
Again here is the passage from my answer to Verschränkung, from which I am deriving my answer in light of the musical connotations of Verschränkung.
A transition can be thought of as a bridge: it is attached at one end to the old idea, and at the
other to the new idea. The bridge leads clearly and gradually from one idea to another. It is
possible to "measure" the difference between any two musical ideas by comparing their
constituent characteristics: line, texture, harmony, register, timbre, rhythm, etc. The more
elements differ, the more contrasting the ideas, and the more stages will be required for a gradual
transition. Since it is fairly easy to surprise the listener (the beginner's most common fault!) we
will concentrate here on how to construct more gradual transitions.
· gradual evolution: here the transition is a more or less fully developed section in its own
right, acting as a bridge, as described above. Once the composer determines the main
differences between the ideas to be connected, the next step is to devise a step by step
progression between them. If there are important differences in more than one musical
element, it is best not to change more than one at a time. For example: do not change
register at the same time as changing rhythm. While this rule is not absolute, the principle
is useful in that it can help the composer to gauge where a given transition needs to be
compressed or expanded.