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Encyclopedia > Tribune (architecture)
Interior of the Hagia Sophia. In this example the tribune is the first floor gallery beneath the clerestory
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Interior of the Hagia Sophia. In this example the tribune is the first floor gallery beneath the clerestory

Tribune is an ambiguous often misused architectural term which can have one of several meanings. Hagia Sofia Interior, Istanbul, June 1994, copyright User:Alex756 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Hagia Sofia Interior, Istanbul, June 1994, copyright User:Alex756 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1994 The Church of the Holy Wisdom, variously known as Hagia Sophia (Άγια Σοφία) in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin or Ayasofya in Turkish, is a former Greek Orthodox church converted to a mosque, now a museum, in Istanbul, formerly Constantinople. ... Clerestory or (clear storey), in architecture, denotes an upper storey of a Roman basilica or of the nave of a Romanesque or Gothic church, the walls of which rise above the rooflines of the lower aisles and are pierced with windows. ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...


1:The most common meaning is the area within a vaulted or semi-domed apse in a room or church. In this sense a tribune often contains an altar or a throne. These features where particularly common in Roman and Byzantine architecture, and the term may derive from the placing of a the Tribune's (Roman magistrate's) throne. In architecture, a vault is an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. ... St Peters Basilica, Rome A dome is a common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. ... APSE standing for Ada Programming Support Environment is a program or set of programs to support software development in the Ada programming language. ... A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... Picture of an altar from the Meyer Encyclopaedia An altar, (Hebrew mizbeah, from a word meaning to slay) is any structure on which sacrifices known as the korbanot as well as incense offerings are offered for religious purposes. ... The Throne of Canada Thrones for The Queen of Canada, and the Duke of Edinburgh and the Governor General, in the Canadian Senate, Ottawa. ... Tribune (Latin: tribunus) was a title shared by several elected magistracies and other governmental offices of the Roman Republic and Empire. ...


2: Tribune can also refer to a gallery or open arcade which overlooks the nave of a church or indeed any large hall, usually situated below a clerestory. Gallery can refer to several things: Short for Art gallery An element in architecture, a long hallway flanked with walls or rows of columns A horizontal passage in an underground mine A collection of digital photos hosted on websites, often called galleries. ... Arcade can mean several things: Arcade (architecture) - A passage or walkway, often including retailers. ... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... Clerestory or (clear storey), in architecture, denotes an upper storey of a Roman basilica or of the nave of a Romanesque or Gothic church, the walls of which rise above the rooflines of the lower aisles and are pierced with windows. ...


3: The term can also refer to a dais or stage like platform, or in a vaguer sense any place in a building from which a speech can be prominantly made. Stage has several meanings: In rocketry, a stage is one of several independent rockets used to reduce the need for fuel. ...


Nikolaus Pevsner in his books Buildings of Britain always points out that a Tribune and a Triforium while often confused are not the same thing. Nikolaus Pevsner (January 30, 1902 - August 18, 1983) was a German-born British historian of art and, especially, architecture. ... Triforium is an architectural term. ...


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Tribune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1072 words)
The tribunes of the plebs were elected by the Concilium Plebis.
The tribune also had the power to exercise capital punishment against any person who interfered in the performance of his duties (the favourite threat of the tribune was therefore to have someone thrown from the Tarpeian Rock).
The duties of the tribunes of the treasury (tribuni aerarii) are somewhat shrouded in mystery.
Tsui Design & Research Inc. | In The Media (7924 words)
Architecture is that living, ceaseless and invisible force which seeks visible expression in the sentient world.
Architecture that does not address our emotional needs is not architecture; it is utilitarian shelter contrived by the ignorant or by pompous fools of mediocre ability.
Architecture must help us to reach up, way up, for something noble in the human soul that affirms our human dignity and creative powers for all people in all circumstances!” Obviously Tsui is not just another celebrity architect but a man with deep thoughts and convictions.
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