Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture

Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture

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By (author) Virginia McLeod

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 256mm x 296mm x 26mm | 1,560g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856696413
  • ISBN 13: 9781856696418
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 25,910

Product description

"Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture" provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included.

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Virginia McLeod studied architecture in Australia before practicing for a number of years in Sydney. She has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She is the author of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design, and Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design, all published by Laurence King.