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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #537

    Question

    How big is a six-mat Japanese room? How thick is a typical mat?

    Answer

    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.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2011, Dave Guadagni.

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    A hallway floor with tatami mats at the Shibamata Taishakuten Buddhist temple, in the Katsushika ward of Tokyo, Japan.
    Photo: Flickr user kanegen

     
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