chapter  5
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Developed forms of row-house

Küttigen-Kirchberg [I] and [II] (Switz.) (Fig. 19) began as a house of seven cells, the ends of the first build being marked, as Drack observed,1 by thicker walls. Being sited on the edge of a fairly steep slope to a river, it was necessarily entered by a rear porticus, very little of which remained. A middle room (5) has on each side two formally identical units, each a more advanced form of those at Downton (Wilts.) and virtually identical with the domestic end of Schupfart II (Switz.) (Fig. 71) or Ferpicloz [I] (Switz.).2 The result can only be described as symmetrical, yet the two smaller rooms (3 and 4) in the west unit are very slightly narrower than the corresponding ones (6 and 7) in the east, and this, in a building set out with characteristic Roman accuracy, is certainly intended to express some difference.