Cloisters

Enclosed spaces composed of a garth and surrounding walkways, which are generally arcaded on the courtyard side and walled on the other; usually found in Christian religious building complexes. Use for such features in secular buildings only when closely resembling the prototype.

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cloister
cloisters
kloostergangen Dutch
kloostergang Dutch
claustros Spanish
claustro Spanish
claustra Spanish

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Enclosed spaces composed of a garth and surrounding walkways, which are generally arcaded on the courtyard side and walled on the other; usually found in Christian religious building complexes. Use for such features in secular buildings only when closely resembling the prototype.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007423. The J. Paul Getty Trust.