Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture

Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture

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By (author) Virginia McLeod

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Mixed media product | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 256mm x 296mm x 34mm | 2,182g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856696928
  • ISBN 13: 9781856696920
  • Illustrations note: 1000 illustrations, 200 in colour
  • Sales rank: 19,825

Product description

This comprehensive reference work contains scale drawings of every type of detailing used in contemporary residential architecture. Each section contains at least 50 drawings drawn to a set range of scales: 1:5, 1:10 or 1:50, with detailed keys explaining construction and material. Each drawing is cross-referenced to other details from the same house. The opening section of the book forms a directory that shows interior and exterior images of the source houses, together with credits, a brief descriptive text and information as to which details from that house are included. The houses in this section are organized by main construction material (wood, concrete, glass etc). The book will be an invaluable reference work for all architects showing the best examples of residential detailing from around the world.

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Author information

Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in contemporary 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.

Table of contents

Drawn from one hundred of the best recent houses, the details are organized by type of detail, as follows: 1. Doors 2. Windows 3. Staircases 4. Walls (internal) 5. Walls (external) 6. Floors (internal) 7. Floors (external) 8. Ceilings & roofs 9. Kitchens 10. Bathrooms 11. Joinery 12. Landscape