8 Fine structure: the Berryessa staircase
It happens inevitably, from time to time, that an important volume has an unexpected and slightly awkward shape. […] Since the site is extremely irregular, this volume, composed of near perfect volumes, then achieves the most remarkable composition of spaces, because each one is trying to be as simple as possible under irregular constraints. This is an extreme example of Roughness at work.
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