Quiz . 19 March 2008                     
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Quizzical Pursuit
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Created by Dave Guadagni


Architecture Puzzler #372

A double-pane insulated window has four surfaces of glass. These surfaces are numbered in the following order: the exterior face is called surface 1; the internal face of the exterior glass is surface 2; surface 3 is the internal face of the interior glass; and the interior glass face exposed to the room is surface 4. For which surface would you specify the low-E coating and why?


Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #371

If you were designing an anechoic room, which of the following interior wall systems would you use?
1. Paint on drywall on steel studs
2. Stained wood panels on wood studs
3. Fabric-covered acoustic panels on concrete

Answer to Puzzler #371


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

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Some buildings, like the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, Germany, employ a double-layer glass facade for ventilation. Double-layer facades are not the same as a double-glazed windows, though the former can be partly composed of the latter.
Photo: Annette Kisling, Butter + Bredt, Kisling und Bruns

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