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  • n  a laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite

  • He set the building into a hillside and fashioned the interiors as spare boxes of concrete and gneiss, with slot skylights positioned to admit light just so.
  • One of Zumthor's best known projects, the Thermal Baths Vals is an austere exercise in concrete and 60,000 slabs of locally quarried gneiss.
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  • Coaster Critique: Gneiss Weiss
    The first offering from Maine’s newest Brewery out if Limerick Maine, Gneiss Weiss is brewed with a wheat heavy grain bill and American hops.
    Oct. 27, 2013 - Bangor Daily News

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