The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #541
If you combine two sound sources, each at 50 decibels (dB) what will be the resultant dB level? If you double the distance to a sound source, you reduce the dB by how much?
If you combine two 50-decibel sound sources, the result is 53 dB. If you double the distance to a sound source, you reduce it by 6 dB.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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The Pritzker Pavilion bandshell by Frank Gehry, in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois.
Photo: Rob Young