The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Last Week's Puzzler
What is entasis? What is exfoliation?
Entasis is the curve of the upper two thirds of a column. Exfoliation is the splitting apart of the outer surface of natural stone into thin layers that peel off. It is also called delamination or spalling.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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The Parthenon at Athens demonstrates entasis.
Photo: Great Buildings Photo © Howard Davis