Arcade (architecture)

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An arcade is a succession of contiguous arches, with each arch supported by columns, piers.wikipedia
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Romanesque architecture

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Blind arcades are a feature of Romanesque architecture that influenced Gothic architecture.
Combining features of ancient Roman and Byzantine buildings and other local traditions, Romanesque architecture is known by its massive quality, thick walls, round arches, sturdy pillars, barrel vaults, large towers and decorative arcading.

Blind arcade

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Alternatively, a blind arcade superimposes arcading against a solid wall.
A blind arcade or blind window is an arcade that is composed of a series of arches that has no actual openings and that is applied to the surface of a wall as a decorative element: i.e. the arches are not windows or openings but are part of the masonry face.

Arch

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An arcade is a succession of contiguous arches, with each arch supported by columns, piers.
Arches can also be configured to produce vaults and arcades.

Cloister

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In the Gothic architectural tradition, the arcade can be located in the interior, in the lowest part of the wall of the nave, supporting the triforium and the clerestory in a cathedral, or on the exterior, in which they are usually part of the walkways that surround the courtyard and cloisters.
A cloister (from Latin claustrum, "enclosure") is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth.

Nave

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In the Gothic architectural tradition, the arcade can be located in the interior, in the lowest part of the wall of the nave, supporting the triforium and the clerestory in a cathedral, or on the exterior, in which they are usually part of the walkways that surround the courtyard and cloisters.
The nave extends from the entry—which may have a separate vestibule (the narthex)—to the chancel and may be flanked by lower side-aisles separated from the nave by an arcade.

Triforium

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In the Gothic architectural tradition, the arcade can be located in the interior, in the lowest part of the wall of the nave, supporting the triforium and the clerestory in a cathedral, or on the exterior, in which they are usually part of the walkways that surround the courtyard and cloisters.
Masonry triforia are generally vaulted and separated from the central space by arcades.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

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Other notable nineteenth century grand arcades include the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels which was inaugurated in 1847 and Istanbul's Çiçek Pasajı opened in 1870.
The Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries (Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen) are an ensemble of glazed shopping arcades in Brussels, Belgium.

Shopping mall

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Shopping arcades were the precursor to the modern shopping mall, and the word "arcade" is now often used for malls which do not use the architectural form at all.
Outside of North America, "shopping precinct" and "shopping arcade" are also used.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Examples of these grand shopping arcades include: Palais Royal in Paris (opened in 1784); Passage de Feydeau in Paris (opened in 1791); London's Piccadilly Arcade (1810) and Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (1878).
Housed within a four-story double arcade in the center of town, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy.

Islamic architecture

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Islamic architecture very often uses arcades in and outside mosques in particular.
The double-arched system of arcades of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba is generally considered to be derived from Roman aqueducts like the nearby aqueduct of Los Milagros.

Clerestory

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In the Gothic architectural tradition, the arcade can be located in the interior, in the lowest part of the wall of the nave, supporting the triforium and the clerestory in a cathedral, or on the exterior, in which they are usually part of the walkways that surround the courtyard and cloisters.
Initially the nave of a large aisled and clerestoried church was of two levels, arcade and clerestory.

Çiçek Pasajı

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Other notable nineteenth century grand arcades include the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels which was inaugurated in 1847 and Istanbul's Çiçek Pasajı opened in 1870.
Çiçek Pasajı (literally Flower Passage in Turkish), originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage (galleria or arcade) on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey.

Colosseum

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Arcades go back to at least the Ancient Greek architecture of the Hellenistic period, and were much used by the Romans, for example at the base of the Colosseum.
The surviving part of the outer wall's monumental façade comprises three stories of superimposed arcades surmounted by a podium on which stands a tall attic, both of which are pierced by windows interspersed at regular intervals.

Block Arcade, Melbourne

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The Block Arcade is a shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

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While a road now leads up to the sanctuary, it is also possible to reach it along a 3.8 km monumental roofed arcade (Portico di San Luca) consisting of 666 arches, which was built in 1674-1793.

Burlington Arcade

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Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in London, England, United Kingdom.

Camayo Arcade

The Camayo Arcade is a historic shopping arcade located along Winchester Avenue in downtown Ashland, Kentucky.

Cathedral Arcade

Cathedral Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne, Victoria.

Mosque

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Islamic architecture very often uses arcades in and outside mosques in particular.
Frequently, hypostyle mosques have outer arcades so that visitors can enjoy the shade.

Cleveland Arcade

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The Arcade in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a Victorian-era structure of two nine-story buildings, joined by a five-story arcade with a glass skylight spanning over 300 feet (91 m), along the four balconies.

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Cleveland's architectural treasures also include the Cleveland Trust Company Building, completed in 1907 and renovated in 2015 as a downtown Heinen's supermarket, and the Cleveland Arcade (sometimes called the Old Arcade), a five-story arcade built in 1890 and renovated in 2001 as a Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Toronto Eaton Centre

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The main retail mall in the centre is organized around a long arcade, running parallel to Yonge Street.

Loggia del Mercato Nuovo

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Examples of the earliest open loggias include: Mercato Nuovo (1547) by Giovanni Battista del Tasso (and funded by the Medici family); Mercato Vecchio, Florence by Giorgio Vasari (1567) and Loggia del Grano (1619) by Giulio Parigi.

Nashville Arcade

The Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.. It was built in 1902.

Great Western Arcade

The Great Western Arcade is a covered Grade II listed Victorian shopping arcade lying between Colmore Row and Temple Row in Birmingham City Centre, England.