compluvium


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compluvium

(kəmˈpluːvɪəm)
n, pl compluvia
an unroofed space over the atrium in a Roman house, through which rain fell and was collected
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He states that there were no columns at the corners of the impluvium (the catch-basin on the floor) to support the frame of the compluvium (skylight) (Vitruvius, 1960; McKay, 1998, 17).
We find in every house a Tuscan atrium, with a cavaedium or gangway running round the rectangular impluvium, the tank or piscine which catches the rain and drippings falling through the compluvium or central opening in the roof.
Luego, el atrio, embellecido y ampliado con el compluvium y el impluvium, fue el principio de la casa romana.