The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #537
How big is a six-mat Japanese room? How thick is a typical mat?
A six-mat Japanese room is approximately 9 feet by 12 feet (2.7 by 3.6 meters). Each tatami mat is about 3 feet by 6 feet (0.9 by 1.8 meters) and is typically 2 inches (5 centimeters) thick or thicker.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2011, Dave Guadagni.
A hallway floor with tatami mats at the Shibamata Taishakuten Buddhist temple, in the Katsushika ward of Tokyo, Japan.
Photo: Flickr user kanegen