The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #436
There are several admixtures that can be added to your concrete mix design to minimize the possibility of water penetration through concrete walls. These typically are either a crystalline waterproofing admixture or a pore-blocker admixture. Which one of these is hydrophilic and how does it work?
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Architecture Puzzler #435
Mies van der Rohe, Muhammad Ali, Leonardo da Vinci, and Garrison Keillor are responsible for the following quotes. Match the quotes with their authors:
a. "I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have."
b. "A man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
c. "Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."
d. "Sometimes you need to look reality in the eye and deny it."
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Concrete supports beneath the Clacton Pier in Clacton-on-Sea, England.
Photo: Sophy Melly
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