The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #240
True or False:
a. Stairs in the landscape are typically designed flatter than stairs in buildings.
b. In a flight of stairs, there is an equal number of treads and risers.
c. A circular stair with a 4-inch (10-centimeter) diameter center column typically has either 12 or 13 treads per circle (360-degree turn around stair).
b. False — there is always one more riser than tread in a flight of stairs.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2005, Dave Guadagni.
Stairs to Shinto temple, Nagasaki, Japan, 1925.