A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.
An open court with a porch or gallery around three or more sides; especially at the entrance of a basilica or other church. The name was extended in the Middle Ages to the open churchyard or cemetery.
A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See Ascidioidea.
A cavity, entrance, or passage; as, the atrium, or atrial cavity, in the body wall of the amphioxus; an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs, etc.
The hallway or courtyard in a Roman house. The centre of the atrium was open to the sky.
entrance hall of a Roman house, generally covered by an inward sloping roof with a large central opening ( compluvium) through which rainwater fell into a cistern ( impluvium) below.
An inner court that is open to the exterior, usually surrounded on all sides by a roof
Courtyard, often with arcades, placed in front of some early Christian churches
An open court within a building
A floor opening or series of floor openings connecting two or more stories that is covered at the top of the series of openings and is used for purposes other than an enclosed stairway; elevator hoistway; escalator opening; or utility shaft used for plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, or communication facilities.
the entrance or forecourt in a home. It is sometimes uncovered.
Courtyard or central hall of a building
the central area in a building; open to the sky
an interior courtyard and could be covered with glazing or a transparent skylight, to allow direct and diffused sunlight into the building
Small entrance court of Roman House.
The traditional central open area to a typical Roman private house. It was usually entered through a vestebulum (vestibule).
In classical architecture, an interior courtyard that is open to the air.
The main lobby of a hotel, several stories high, with patterned off Roman architecture. It was instituted by John Portman as a way to bring the outside into North American hotels where both warm and cold climates need to be controlled.
An open court in a Roman house or in front of a church.
Atrium (Latin) the central court of a Roman house Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
An interior courtyard or room built with an opening in the roof, usually over a pool or garden. Most often found in Roman domestic buildings. Also, the vestibule of a Early Christian basilica- plan church, usually roofed.
The main room of a Roman house out of which one had access to other parts of the house (see alae). There were many types including ones that were completely roofed ( testudinate), ones with openings to the sky ( compluvium), which had, underneath the openings in the house floor, as small rectangular depression to catch rainwater ( impluvium).
Latin = entrance hall, adjective - atrial.
An interior court to which rooms open.
( atrium) an interior courtyard that is open to the weather; or a significant interior space, often skylighted.
The court of a Roman house that is partly open to the sky. Also the open, collonnaded court in front of and attached to a Christian basilica.
An interior, often sky-lit, multi-deck, open area of a ship. Typically, atriums are centrally located near elevators, shops, restaurants, caf¨¦s, and guest services. Shipboard atriums can extend anywhere from two to ten decks or more.
an inner courtyard of a house or building that is open to the sky or covered by a skylight.
An entrance hall of a building, often rising through a number of storeys and containing lifts, reception areas and plants. Originally the hall or chief apartment of a Roman house.
the main hall of a traditional Roman house, which may contain a compluvium and impluvium
In the Roman period this was the inner courtyard of a house, left open to the sky, and generally built by the affluent urbam classes. In the 20th century the word has been adopted to describe dramatic enclosed glass-roofed indoor spaces associated with high-rise hotels and office buildings that are treated as substitutes for the public realm.
Glass cover for a courtyard.
A large space in a building open to the ceiling. An atrium usually has a glass ceiling or many windows to let in a lot of light.
A courtyard, open to the sky, in an ancient Roman house; the term also applies to the courtyard nearest the entrance of an early Christian church.
the large, main room in a Mediterranean and traditional Roman house. It might be completely roofed ( testudinate), but usually had a central opening in the roof ( compluvium) to catch rain in a square pool ( impluvium) directly beneath
Enclosed space that served to access some temples or palaces. Room like a vestibule at the entrance to a house.
Atrium In an ancient Roman house, the central courtyard. Today, an atrium may be covered with glass rather than open to the sky.
an architectural term referring to an interior court which is partially open to the sky; the central hall of a Roman house; also the open colonnaded court preceding a Christian basilica [image
A large area, which forms a courtyard within a building; often enclosed in glass and open to sunlight and may be several stories high.
A central courtyard with surrounding rooms opening off it.
Court of a Roman house, roofed at the sides and open in the middle; also the entrance to a Byzantine church.
In an ancient Roman structure, a central room open to the sky, usually having a pool for the collection of rainwater. In Christian churches, a courtyard flanked by porticos.