The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #521
Completed in 1654, it is a focal point for a series of gardens by a riverside. Sheathed in near-white marble, it has an indented cubic base and a central chamber over which rises a double-shelled, slightly bulging dome. Name this famous building.
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Architecture Puzzler #520
"Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, and environment in a city plan."
Quote by Eliel Saarinen or Louis Kahn?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Also completed in the 17th century: the Taihe Dian, the main hall of the Forbidden City, Beijing.
Photo: Kristin Guenov/ Artifice Images
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