a forcipe

English translation: forceps-shaped atrium

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Italian term or phrase:a forcipe
English translation:forceps-shaped atrium
Entered by: Romina Minucci

10:54 Oct 25, 2004
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Architecture
Italian term or phrase: a forcipe
atrio a forcipe - referring to structure of a building
Diocletian
forceps-shaped atrium
Explanation:
vedi esempio sotto:

On the opposite side of the church is the original, very imposing, "forceps-shaped" entrance, so called because it consists of a series of exedrae built in the form of a rounded lozenge, which was formerly preceded by an atrium. This narthex is set asymmetrically with respect to the building's main axis so that the whole lenght does not rest against one of the sides of the octagon, but against one of its corners.


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forceps-shaped atrium


Explanation:
vedi esempio sotto:

On the opposite side of the church is the original, very imposing, "forceps-shaped" entrance, so called because it consists of a series of exedrae built in the form of a rounded lozenge, which was formerly preceded by an atrium. This narthex is set asymmetrically with respect to the building's main axis so that the whole lenght does not rest against one of the sides of the octagon, but against one of its corners.


buon lavoro!


Romina Minucci
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