Quiz . 06 June 2012                     
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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

Created by Dave Guadagni


Architecture Puzzler #562

Name the architect:
Paimio Sanatorium — Trinity Church, Boston — Boston Public Library — Unité D'Habitation — Farnsworth House — Richards Medical Labs — U.S. Air Force Academy — Larkin Building — Yale Architecture Building — St. Louis Arch — Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco — East Wing, National Gallery of Art — Palau Güell

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe — H.H. Richardson — Alvar Aalto — Antoni Gaudí — McKim, Mead & White — Louis Kahn — Frank Lloyd Wright — Le Corbusier — Bernard Maybeck — Skidmore, Owings & Merrill — I.M. Pei — Paul Rudolph — Eero Saarinen


Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #561

The slopes of Egyptian pyramids mimic the slopes of mountains in that the main force acting on both is the "dead load" of their own weight. What is the angle of the typical sloping face of the pyramids? Care to guess how much the pyramid at Giza weighs?  

Answer to Puzzler #561


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

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Unité d'Habitation, in Marseilles, France, 1946 to 1952.
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