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Principles of Architectural Detailing - Stephen Emmitt

Principles of Architectural Detailing

Paperback Published: 9th April 2004
ISBN: 9781405107549
Number Of Pages: 264

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<ul><br><li>Why are buildings detailed the way they are? <br><li>Why do architects and engineers seem to come to the same kind of solutions to their detailing problems? <br><li>Are we satisfied with such a situation?</li></ul><br><p><br><p>With environmental concerns so high on designers&#8217; agendas, the answer to this third question has to be &#8216;no&#8217;. Collectively architects, engineers and specifiers need to revisit how they detail the built environment, and address the most important and potentially difficult area of the joint between materials and components. <br><p><br><p>In <i>Principles of Architectural Detailing</i> the authors question the way in which buildings are detailed and in particular challenge familiar joint solutions. They offer practical guidance and a number of tools to help the student of architectural detailing in the decision-making process. The emphasis throughout is on using knowledge of construction in a creative and productive way to contribute towards a built environment that enhances our well-being and which is also sustainable.

Section A - Fundamental Issues.

Detailing - the creative link;.

The philosophy of detailing;.

Developing details;.

The basic model of architectural detailing;.

Section B - Guidelines.

Material and energy;.

Building components and structure;.

Morphological factors;.

The process of production;.

Goals and performance;.

Indoor climate;.

Ecological factors;.

Human factors;.

The knot;.

Section C - Developing Architectural Details.

Developing details and joints;.

The language of details;.

The nine-plus-one step procedure;.

Managing the detailing phase;.

Collaborative working

ISBN: 9781405107549
ISBN-10: 1405107545
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 9th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1