The Architectural Adventure: 20 Questions on Building Design

The Architectural Adventure: 20 Questions on Building Design

Question 1: What is the architectural style characterized by elaborate ornamentation and dynamic shapes, often seen in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

A) Gothic Revival

B) Art Nouveau

C) Brutalism

B) Art Nouveau

Question 2: Which architect is known for the design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York?

A) Frank Lloyd Wright

B) Le Corbusier

C) I.M. Pei

A) Frank Lloyd Wright

Question 3: What is the name of the structural system that consists of a skeleton frame of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof, and walls of a building?

A) Balloon framing

B) Steel frame construction

C) Post-and-lintel system

B) Steel frame construction

Question 4: Which term describes the architectural principle of designing a building that is in harmony with the natural features and resources surrounding the site?

A) Biophilia

B) Sustainable design

C) Organic architecture

C) Organic architecture

Question 5: The ‘Fallingwater’ house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a prime example of which architectural style?

A) Prairie Style

B) Art Deco

C) International Style

A) Prairie Style

Question 6: What is the architectural term for a large open space within a building, often featuring a glass roof?

A) Atrium

B) Courtyard

C) Mezzanine

A) Atrium

Question 7: Which of the following is not a feature of Gothic architecture?

A) Flying buttresses

B) Ribbed vaults

C) Horizontal planes

C) Horizontal planes

Question 8: The architectural style known as ‘Deconstructivism’ is most closely associated with which of the following characteristics?

A) Symmetry and order

B) Fragmentation and non-linear processes

C) Ornamentation and historical reference

B) Fragmentation and non-linear processes

Question 9: Which architect famously stated “Less is more”?

A) Frank Gehry

B) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

C) Zaha Hadid

B) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Question 10: What is the purpose of a ‘green roof’?

A) To reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption

B) To collect rainwater for reuse

C) To provide insulation and create habitat for wildlife

C) To provide insulation and create habitat for wildlife

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