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(pl. loggie).

1 Roofed structure, open on at least one side, essentially a gallery, an arcade, or colonnade, affording a protected seating-place with a view, common in Italy, and often with architectural pretensions. It is usually part of a building, and subsidiary to the whole, although there are some loggie that have immense scale and overwhelming presence, such as the Sala Terrena, Valdštejn Gardens, Prague (C17).

2 Lodge, in the sense of a building in a park.

Subjects: Architecture.


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