not an easy book
Equal combinations are used to achieve a whole in Aalto's complex Cultural Center at Wolfsburg. He does not disperse the parts nor make them similar as Mies does at I.I.T. As I have pointed out before, he achieves a whole by combining an almost equal number of diagonal and rectangular elements.
S. Maria delle Grazie in Milan works equal combinations into an extreme form by contrasting opposite shapes in its exterior composition. The
dominant triangle-rectangle composition in the front combines with the dominant circle-square composition in the back.
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