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The bracket on the house at Domegge is a device that expedites the tense transition from symmetrical facade to symmetrical gable and at the same time accommodates the asymmetrical overhang on the right side. A vivid play of order and the circumstantial is, in fact, a characteristic of all Italian architecture, with its bold contradictions of monumentality and expediency.
The ornamented post in the center of the inner portal at Vezelay, which is a shore for the lunette, interrupts the axis to the altar. It is an expedient device made eventful.
Kahn's uniquely deep beams over the great span of the gymnasium in the project for the Trenton Community Center are exceptional devices to maintain the consistency of the domes of the roof. They are made manifest in plan by the filled-in-columns that support them.
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