The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #360
Rammed-earth and adobe walls are sometimes used in the southwestern and south-central United States, among other places worldwide. The selection of one system over the other might be made based on the character of the native soil. What is the fundamental difference between the soils used in rammed earth and in adobe walls?
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Architecture Puzzler #359
What is a "jack" rafter, what is a "roof tree," and what would you call the shortest distance between two opposite common rafter seats?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2007, Dave Guadagni.
Taos Pueblo is a traditional adobe structure in the U.S. Southwest.
Photo: Howard Davis
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