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Like Lutyens at Middleton Park, Le Corbusier in the Villa Stein contrasts the scale of the entrance and service doors. This contrast is intensely vivid, not because they are adjacent, but because the doors have equivalent positions in an essentially symmetrical facade.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 70.

In the Casa GŁell Gaudi superimposes the large door for vehicles and the little door for pedestrians.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 70.

Sometimes close changes of scale are encountered in our cities, but these usually occur more through accidents than design, like the vestigial Trinity Church on Wall Street or some juxtapositions of expressways and existing buildings, which are perversions of the hyperproximities of little houses and grand cathedrals or city walls in medieval cities.
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), p. 70.

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