Translation of peristyle in Spanish:


peristilo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɛrɪstʌɪl//ˈpɛrəˌstaɪl/


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    peristilo masculine
    • The original building comprised a courtyard of enormous size with a full peristyle of eight columns on a side.
    • This form, upon which our modern atria are based, was enclosed on all sides by buildings with roofs sloping to a columned peristyle or walkway around a courtyard.
    • In it, he criticized the unity of place and time imposed by the classical theatre, which confined all the action to a banal peristyle and expelled all drama to the wings.
    • The presence of gardens and especially of a peristyle make one think of a domus, or patrician residence.
    • The sequence of these spaces in the palace suggests the atrium and peristyle of Roman houses, basic features of domestic architecture emphasized by the Roman writer Vitruvius.