Quiz . 27 July 2011                     
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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #525

    You are designing a house near a creek and are concerned about flooding. An expert tells you that the site is unlikely to suffer from headwater flooding but that you might want to raise the building or set it back from the creek because of the possibility of a backwater flood. What is the difference between these two types of flood?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #524

    The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1871-76) and the Provident Life and Trust Company Building (1876-79, now demolished), both built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and both highly textured and boldly scaled, were designed by which famous American architect?  

    Answer to Puzzler #524


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2011, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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    Floodwaters inundated parts of Minot, North Dakota, on June 25, 2011, damaging thousands of homes.
    Photo: Senior Airman Jesse Lopez/ Courtesy Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

     
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