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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #202

    In 1832, George Washington Snow is said to have constructed the first "balloon-frame" building out of small sticks of lumber. Requiring less lumber and fewer skills to construct, balloon framing quickly displaced timber framing. What made this possible?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #201

    This product was developed originally in 1905 by Gustav Carlson for the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon. It was not until 1935 that this now-common building material became widely accepted. What product is this and what happened in 1935?  

    Answer to Puzzler #201


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2004, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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