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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    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?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    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?  

    Answer to Puzzler #359


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2007, Dave Guadagni.

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    Taos Pueblo is a traditional adobe structure in the U.S. Southwest.
    Photo: Howard Davis

     
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