The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #560
Identify the source of the following quote. "If a builder has built a house... and the house he built has fallen and caused the death of the owner, that builder shall be put to death."
A. Passage 704, codex Texahochacaun (980 AD, Mayan)
B. Section 229, the Code of Hammurabi (1800 BCE, Babylonian)
C. Edicts of Amon at Karnak (1085 BCE, Egyptian)
D. Proposed Amendment for the Uniform Building Code (2001 AD, American)
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Architecture Puzzler #559
The metric unit of force, the _____________, is defined as the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second when exerted on a mass of one kilogram. Named after an English philosopher and mathematician, what is this unit called?
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Buildings toppled due to soil liquefaction during a 1964 earthquake in Niigata, Japan.
Photo: T. L. Youd