The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #135
Designed to be dismantled, packed into a tube, and taken along when the family moved, the Dymaxion House (1947) was described as a "jaunty little flying saucer with a fin on top." Only two prototypes of the 1,075-square-foot (100-square-meter) house were ever built. The sole survivor is now owned by the Henry Ford Museum. Who was the designer and about how much did the house weigh?
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Architecture Puzzler #134
If you increase the cement content in your concrete mix design you can expect which two of the following to be true:
a) A higher early strength
b) A change in slump and improved workability
c) An increase in the temperature of the mix which would produce longer set times
d) A decrease in the air content of air-entrained mixes
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A jaunty flying saucer.
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