The world's most amazing atriums
Impressive atria you need to see
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The ancient Romans conceived the idea of the atrium. Theirs was an open central court with enclosed rooms on all sides that became a central architectural feature of a domus, or large town house. Today, modern-day atria represent some of the most impressive and dramatic design signatures of numerous hotels, shopping malls, museums, libraries, office complexes, and even cruise ships. So, where can you admire these expansive open-air or skylight-covered spaces?
Click through and appreciate the world's most amazing atriums.
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