The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #350
House sizes around the world have been increasing even as family sizes have been shrinking. As of the mid-1990s, the average family size in the United States was four, according to a report from the United Nations, while the average size of a new U.S. home was 1,600 square feet (150 square meters). At that time, only one of the following had a larger average new house size. Was it Japan, Kuwait, Israel, or Great Britain?
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Architecture Puzzler #349
The first exterior glass elevator built in the United States was for the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California. Dubbed the Starlight Express, the elevator carried passengers to the twelfth-floor Starlight Room Restaurant. Was this elevator constructed in 1938, 1956, or 1967?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Built in 1934, Fallingwater has a floor area of 5,300 square feet (490 square meters).
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