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The fašade of St. Maclou, Rouen, is made up of layers of diagonal elements-traceried pediments, roofs, and buttresses-differing in function though analogous in form.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 66.

These juxtapositions are relatively separated in comparison with the fašade of II Redentore, whose ambiguously superimposed diagonals are broken pediments and exposed buttresses at the same time.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 69.

Other buildings contain similar degrees of spatial superadjacencies on the inside taking the form of extremely articulated or separated linings. In the choir of the Wieskirche the colonnade, which runs closely parallel to the walls, makes changing rhythmic juxtapositions against the pilasters and window openings of the walls. Soane's interior arch in the Insolvent Debtors' Court, London, makes a more contradictory superadjacency against the windows of the wall almost immediately beyond.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 69.

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