The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #382
A cyclorama is a large, curved, seamless, white or pale blue backdrop used in theater design to represent the sky or to provide a surface on which abstract colors and patterns can be projected from stage lighting fixtures. Cycloramas are typically made from either cloth or plaster. Which of these materials is usually better for this application?
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Architecture Puzzler #381
What building type would you be designing if you were considering these three types of single-threaded helix combinations: "four-bay, side-by-side," "end-to-end," and "camelback"?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Richard Neutra's 1961 Cyclorama Building in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was designed to house a permanent cyclorama depicting the Battle of Gettysburg.