The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #159
If, in discussing a new project with your client, you use such terms as coping, body feed, freeboard, flocculating agent, wet niche, and scum channel, what is the project?
All these terms refer to swimming pools:
Coping: Perimeter edging
Body feed: Continual addition of chemicals for precoating filters
Freeboard: Distance between water surface and deck surface
Flocculating agents: Compounds that coalesce finely suspended particles
Wet niche: Recess for underwater light
Scum channel: Perimeter overflow channel
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2003, Dave Guadagni.
A niche for a water basin?