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19:13 Mar 19, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture / Literary/Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: bloque flotante
The following appears in an interior designing piece:

Por encima, en un primer piso, el gran bloque flotante horizontal.

Hay alguien que me pueda, por favor, ayudar a traducir el significado de "bloque flotante" en esta frase?

Can anyone please help me with the meaning of "bloque flotante" above please?
Soraya Canals
Local time: 15:17
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1floating block
patricia scott
3 +1suspended block
Robin Levey
4floorboardsSwatchka


  

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floorboards


Explanation:
I think they refer to the floor boards that are called "tarima flotante" , as it is seen as a bloque flotante on paper.

Swatchka
Spain
Local time: 16:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7
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suspended block


Explanation:
A photo would be very helpful, but the text conjours up the image of a large horizontal block forming the upper floor of the building, apparently suspended above a lighter ground floor.

Or maybe the house is on stilts?

Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 11:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 45

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agree  Vanesa Camarasa
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floating block


Explanation:
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In this case, the floating block for the TiPP power-. house has a length of 55 m (along the ... couraged by technological capabilities of the floating block ...

It is used in engineering and architecture environments - not sure exactly what it is, though. I'll check out more info.

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Note added at 44 mins (2007-03-19 19:57:27 GMT)
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Pompidou de París. Las habitaciones del hotel se contienen dentro de un bloque flotante, repetido en la fachada que identifica cada sitio. Debajo del bloque del hotel, los niveles inferiores del espacio comercial se identifican como una serie de doble-altura. En los niveles

patricia scott
Spain
Local time: 16:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Graham: I think it's merely a description of what it looks like, so a literal translation works fine.
14 hrs
  -> Thank you Nikki.
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