The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #400
Why are floors called "stories" — as in a "two-story" or "multi-story" building?
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Architecture Puzzler #399
Sound-absorbing structural masonry units are sometimes used in natatoriums and other building types where soft materials are not appropriate. Can you describe how these special CMUs are configured to absorb sound?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Multi-story interior of St. Mark's in Venice, Italy.
Photo: Courtesy Library of Congress
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