lignes de forces en présence

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French term or phrase: lignes de forces en présence
English translation:existing lines of force
Entered by: pooja_chic

17:17 Nov 28, 2012
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French to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
French term or phrase: lignes de forces en présence
Articulation entre colline et fleuve, combiné à l’agencement du programme, le projet nous conduit naturellement à une implantation en longueur, conforme aux lignes de forces en présence, et de gabarit relativement bas, dans le respect du patrimoine environnant.
pooja_chic


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4contours (contour lines)
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4existing strong lines/powerful lines
B D Finch
3opposing lines of force
bmorita


  

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opposing lines of force


Explanation:
Based on the subject matter and the surrounding context, it appears that "en présence" in this case means "opposing." My guess is that they are talking about balancing out opposing lines of force to reach a stability of some sort.

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existing strong lines/powerful lines


Explanation:
This seems to be about the existing visual elements in the landscape. "Lignes de forces" is a widely used expression in French for an astonishingly wide range of meanings.

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contours (contour lines)


Explanation:
you may want to add adjectives but the basic word is 'contours' when we talk about land

see the section 'elevation and depth' in the first reference below


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contour
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