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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #378

    The beautiful Himeji Castle was rebuilt and expanded starting in the late 1500s, during a period when Japan was in a continuous state of civil war. The building has a massive stone wall foundation and upper walls of compacted flame-resistant plaster. This plaster was developed in response to what technology introduced by Portugal after 1543?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #377

    True or false:

    A. The pagoda and pailou (memorial arch) now associated with Chinese architecture were originally introduced to China from Japan.
    B. The finest remaining examples of elegantly bracketed wood temples in the Tang style (China, 618-907) are found outside of China.
     

    Answer to Puzzler #377


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2008, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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    Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan.
    Photo: Lawrence A. Martin/ Artifice Images

     
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