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?
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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?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Floodwaters inundated parts of Minot, North Dakota, on June 25, 2011, damaging thousands of homes.
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