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Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture [Hardcover]

Virginia McLeod
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8 Mar 2010 Detail
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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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; Har/Cdr edition (8 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856696413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696418
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 25.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended... 21 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover
They may not be classics yet, but they're great books for an excellent price. As detail in contemporary residential architecture and detail in contemporary landscape architecture: this well presented easy to read hardback book contains a selected numer of details and photo's illustrating a number of interesting projects. Excellent material if you're looking to browse, for inspiration or to dig deeper and try and understand the relationship between plan/section/detail and built form. CD of drawings also included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars helpful 23 Feb 2013
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currently working on a timber design project, this book is full of good examples from around the world. The details are very helpful for someone like me who struggles with detailing so it is good to have something to refer back to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 3 Feb 2013
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Great book and unlike other architecture books is not just pretty pictures, the details are extremely useful and have many of them already.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good source for wood detailing 3 Oct 2012
By M.Rollins - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book after deciding to begin a timber-based project in architecture grad school. The text contains quite a few projects with a short description, a few pictures, and a set of details (and occasionally plans/sections) of each. While the book serves as a great inspirational reference for those looking to see how other architects have handled the issue of the timber joint, it is not a technical reference. There isn't much in the way of call-outs or dimensions when referring to the details and objects tend to get lost in the line work.

Pros: Concise, many examples, unique timber joinery, inspiration for how to use timber in contemporary architecture
Cons: Not all of the projects use timber in a structural manner and the details will illustrate that, very little in the way of technical resources.

Good for inspiration. If you're looking for a technical reference, I would suggest the Architect's Studio Companion, but if you're looking for specific examples of timber joints and construction, this text is pretty solid.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great for the curious! 11 April 2014
By Michael F. Blondino - Published on Amazon.com
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McLeod takes specific structures in Modern Architecture and provides sections and details about flashing, insulation, connection points. It's interesting if you understand architecture.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good examples 2 Dec 2013
By Juliano Moreira Coimbra - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book with good examples of projects and details. The CD attached also helps a lot when we're studying the subject deeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book 28 Mar 2013
By Alberto silva - Published on Amazon.com
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it brings the cd, the book was awesome, celan condition, and the content can help u with ideas as well as technical questions u might ask urself and u dont have a professional to ask at the moment, my professors love it!
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