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http://cat2.mit.edu/arc/gallery/4203_final3/vals.html

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Amiens Cathedral.   This is the “classic” example of architectural tectonics.  The stone is organized to transfer the loads to the ground in an efficient and visually expressive manner.

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http://www.dezeen.com/2007/09/09/dominus-winery-by-herzog-de-meuron/

Above is a link to some interesting images of the Dominus Winery by Herzog and DeMeuron.  In this building the main wall skin is expressed as raw stones placed inside a wire cage.   

From the book Herzog and Demeuron Natural History  :  “H and D understood that the ‘essential is not revealed’ that the winery is only a shell, just as the bottle is only a container.”

Detail of Dominus Winery