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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

Created by Dave Guadagni

 

Architecture Puzzler #351

We all know that a dollar today does not buy what a dollar bought 100 years ago. Imagine what portion of a house $100 would have bought in 1907 for your great-grandfather, say. Now take a guess: about how much would that portion of house cost if constructed today?


 

Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #350

House sizes worldwide 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?  

Answer to Puzzler #350


 

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

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