Piano nobile


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Piano nobile

The principal floor of a great or noble house, usually containing state rooms on the first floor above the ground or basement.

piano nobile

In Renaissance architecture and derivatives, a floor with formal reception and dining rooms; the principal story in a house, usually one flight above the ground.
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He upraises a palazzo with terrazzo on the piano nobile, with giallo antico ovolos and tondinos around an oculus.
This floor, or piano nobile, has no beginning, end, or even clear sequence.
This takes you up to the oak-panelled piano nobile, where there are two cafeterias and a conference room, separated by glazed doors that can slide away to create a large space for receptions.
The piano nobile was a huge salon, presumably stretching from one side of the Palazzo to the other.
With copious examples and descriptions of Florentine buildings, Burroughs proceeds into the fifteenth century and examines the emergence of the piano nobile as an area dedicated to reception and representation, surmounting a service floor.
107) By 1674, the ring, which was kept in a portable wooden altar, had been moved to a bedroom on the piano nobile.
The father-and-son collaboration will remain on exhibition for two weeks at Birmingham's Number Nine Gallery, in Brindleyplace, before moving to the Piano Nobile gallery, in Richmond, Armada Gallery, in Plymouth and Piers Feetham Gallery, in London's Fulham Road.
These have been published since his death and are now permanently displayed in the beautifully restored galleries of the piano nobile at Palazzo Cini (Cini's residence in Venice since 1919-20, when he acquired and merged the Palazzo Grimani and Palazzo Foscari; he set up the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore after the death of his son in 1949: see Apollo, July/August 2014).
Rising up to the piano nobile, to the left of the stair is a bedroom wing.
It has a palatial interior, a piano nobile with frescos by Giovan Zelotti and famed formal gardens set in 66 acres.
Ten years later Isaac de Caus published a series of plans of Wilton, and from these plans it is very clear that the four compartments which lay underneath the windows of the piano nobile were parterres de broderie(86) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 12 OMITTED].
It will continue to be held in its historical venue--the late-baroque Palazzo Corsini, with its breathtaking outdoor terrace facing on to the Arno --but this year the sumptuous Throne Room on the piano nobile will be left vacant, so that visitors can fully appreciate the quality of the location.