The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #552
Although "caryatid" sounds like a species of shellfish, it is a special form of column used to support the corners of some ancient buildings, such as the Erechtheum. How would you describe these columns? By the way, where is the Erechtheum?
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Architecture Puzzler #551
In the metric system, the values of live and dead loads on floors, and wind loads on walls, are expressed in what units?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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These Corinthian column capitals at the U.S. Capitol, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, are modeled after tobacco leaves.
Photo: Architect of the Capitol
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