The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #183
Who is credited with the following three quotes?
"Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."
"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
"For the meaning and right of every age, including our own, consists solely in providing the spirit with the necessary prerequisites for its existence."
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Architecture Puzzler #182
Today's architect would not think of building a large unreinforced stone or masonry building in most of the world because of the danger posed by earthquakes on such structures. Yet many huge unreinforced classical and gothic buildings stand today. The Parthenon, the Pantheon, and the gothic cathedrals are all examples. Why could ancient builders do what we are unwilling to attempt?
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A Chippendale chair: more difficult than a skyscraper?
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