The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #376
If you broke a sheet of tempered glass, you would have a pile of small pieces of relatively harmless glass. What is the minimum number of pieces per square inch (or per square centimeter) of glass that you would expect to have?
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Architecture Puzzler #375
If you are building an igloo, which of the following statements are true?
A. Cut blocks of similar size and miter the ends to form the curve.
B. The igloo is constructed of concentric rings of stacked ice blocks with each ring (or "course") completely level.
C. After being set in the wall, each block's top surface should be shaved to slope down towards the center of the floor.
D. Cut the entry access after the whole structure is completed.
E. Provide a fist size hole at the top for ventilation.
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Tempered glass plays an important role in the open feel of the Vancouver Public Library, by Moshe Safdie.
Photo: David Owen
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