The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #194
During hot weather, hollow metal doors can sometimes bow toward the sunlight causing problems with the door latching. Is this problem, called "thermal bow," more likely to occur in an insulated or uninsulated door? How could you "fix" this problem?
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Architecture Puzzler #193
Do you remember the 1970s? Starting in 1970 and continuing at approximately two-year intervals, construction was completed on the following five buildings. Put them in chronological order: Marin County Civic Center, Frank Gehry House, Mount Angel Library, Sears Tower, and the John Hancock Tower.
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Doors react to extreme sunlight.
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