Can’t get enough of architectural details? Then Details in Architecture: Creative Detailing by Leading Architects may be the book for you. This $75 hardcover tome, the latest in a series from Images Publishing, examines the inner workings of over 50 details. Chosen from a global array of projects, these elements showcase the sheer ingenuity of architects and their collaborators. And they make the case for designing details as of the most challenging—and fulfilling—parts of an architect’s job.
Each writeup contains a lush assortment of text and photos, plus drawings that thoroughly explain the detail’s parts, assembly, and materials. The selection of details is eclectic and interesting, ranging from BOORA Architects’ curved acoustical panels to a set of debossed steel plates by Dominique Perrault Architecture.
Some residential highlights include Paul Raff Studio’s glass façade and interior slate wall in Toronto, a walnut bookcase and cabinet by the Irish firm Damien Murtagh Architects, and a hemp and flax shading screen in Malta by Architecture Project (AP) with artist Aude Franjou. Many other talented residential firms, such as Anderson Anderson Architecture, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, and Alfredo De Vido Architects, are also represented.
Details in Architecture: Creative Detailing by Leading Architects, edited by Andrew Hall. Images Publishing, $75.