The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #180
Could you use a bluestone as bondstone in a brownstone wall?
You could, but you probably wouldn’t want to. Brownstone is sandstone often used in walls. A bondstone is a stone used to anchor or bond a stone veneer to its backing material. Bluestone is dense, hard feldspatic sandstone that readily splits along it bedding planes to form thin slabs. It is most typically used for flagging (flagstone floor finish).
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Brownstone row houses.