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More stories about Detail

  • discriminating taste

    To say architects love details is an understatement. Perhaps that's why they flock to brands that share the same mania for minutiae. One such brand is Henrybuilt.

  • laidley street residence, san francisco

    Lise de Vito and Jim Zack, AIA, lavished attention on the design of the skylight-topped staircase in their San Francisco townhouse.

  • kokoris residence, san francisco

    Architect Mark Jensen, AIA, took the goal of curb appeal seriously with this façade makeover.

  • piedmont farm, howard county, md.

    According to Stephen Muse, FAIA, the biggest challenge to designing a large house lies in balancing variety and consistency.

  • chuckanut drive residence, bellingham, wash.

    The Miller|Hull Partnership, Seattle. Architect Bob Hull, FAIA, and his staff judiciously deployed wood detailing inside this Bellingham, Wash., home.

  • book review: strange details

    Details that emphasize a site's natural beauty, rather than distract from it.

  • the new standard

    There are plenty of off-the-shelf products on the market that can help resolve transition issues and a host of other problems. In the process, they can create details that are every bit as elegant as a skilled artisan's, but not nearly as costly.

  • one step up

    In much of our work, we spend a lot of time detailing to make things look really minimal,” says Eric Haesloop, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at the San Francisco firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

  • under the lotus

    Inspired by the main house's ultraefficient plan, the clients came up with the idea of embedding sleeping berths into the studio's floor.