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In the first of his "Ten Books on Architecture", the famous Roman architect Vitruvius argues that the Doric column symbolises male grace and the Ionic column, by contrast, the slenderness of the female body. While the Dorica, unadorned and austere, serves
as an image of loads carried and is predominantly found in the temples of male gods, the slender Ionica, adorned with flowers, foliage and volutes, is reserved for the shrines of the goddesses of antiquity. Berlin-based architect duo Petra and Paul Kahlf
eldt, who are fond of citing Ancient Greece in their work, have clearly read their Vitruvius.
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