Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
(LAW jee a; LAHJ ee a)
Outdoor corridor or gallery with a fully covered roof and an outer wall that is open to the elements. Traditionally, loggias either ran along the facade of a building or could exist as a stand-alone feature.
Loggia etymology: From the Italian word for 'lodge'
Found especially in Italian Renaissance style
Differs from an arcade, which is a covered walk.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Loggia della Signoria, Florence, Italy
- Ospedale degli Innocenti (Foundling Hospital), Florence, Italy
- Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
- Basilica of Sante Croce, Florence, Italy
- Wawel Castle, Cracow (Krakow), Poland
- Monastery, Jasna Gora, Czestochowa, Poland