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  • n. Plural form of piloti.


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  • The building illustrates the close dialogue between Russian and European Modernists: Taking up Le Corbusier's principles, it was elevated on pilotis, had banded fenestration and a roof garden.

    Ideology Through Geometry

  • I saw a SNCF-TGV flying on pilotis across farm fields as I approached Grenoble along the freeway—pas de problem.

    Olympic Line (short) closure notice « Stephen Rees's blog

  • Flat roofs, smooth plaster and pilotis (stilts) reveal the connection to the International Style.

    Architects in Palestine: 1920-1948.

  • The holes are the negative space of the pilotis, meeting the ground, from beneath rather than from above.

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  • The slab tower rests on poured-in-place-concrete pilotis, which hold it, heroically, 56 feet off the ground and 30 feet above the track bed of the High Line.

    New York's Standard Hotel

  • That decade apparently also informed the Polshek Partnership's dreadful Standard Hotel of 2006 – 2008, an angular concrete-and-glass slab raised atop gigantic pilotis.

    Up in the Park

  • The main part was connected to a caboose-like guest house by a bridge elevated on slender pilotis.

    The 10 Best Houses in the Hamptons

  • Rather than being constructed on the tree, the project wraps itself around the mature pine tree and is supported on three pilotis above an S-shaped bench that skirts around the columns, tree trunk and slide pole.


  • For the Chapel no pilotis, nor any form of podium whatsoever; the chapel has no crypt, and the floor follows the natural slope of the hilltop, as an act of devotion.


  • Sidestepping his more abstract and Steve Reid-inflected recent work, Hebden delivers some beautifully pulsing techno, pilotis under a delicately arranged harmonic terrain.



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