The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #97
Your firm recently won three public projects in a small town: a courthouse, a post office, and a jail. You are explaining the various building systems and materials to the City Manager who mistakenly believes each building type will cost about the same per floor area. Which of the three building types will be the least expensive per floor area? Which the will be the most expensive?
Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #96
True or false:
A. Plain-sawn (flat-sawn) lumber yields the widest boards with the least waste?
B. Heartwood tends to be darker than sapwood?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Post Office Savings Bank, by Otto Wagner, in Vienna, Austria, 1904 to 1912.
Great Buildings Photo © Howard Davis