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1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements
1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements 1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements 1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements 1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by Alex Sanchez Vidiella, Julio Fajardo and Sergi Costa Duran
Audience: Trade
Specs: more than 1000 color photographs, line drawings, directory
Pages: 296
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 9 3/4" X 3/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20170815
Copyright Year: 2010
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1000 Architectural Details: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements

"This is a fascinating volume packed with comprehensive illustrations and the most current expert information. Professionals, do-it-yourselfers and anyone with an interest in design will find it eminently practical."
--SciTech Book News

A study of detail in contemporary world architecture in photographs and drawings.

1000 Architectural Details is a reference catalog to buildings' structural features. In photography and drawings (floors, elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches), the authors discuss how function meets form to create outstanding architecture and design. The material has been selected for its capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas on how to approach the design or construction of different parts of a project.

Divided into 15 thematic chapters, the details are numbered from one to a thousand, and each is illustrated with a close-up photograph or drawing and explained in a concise caption. The authors begin with primary structural elements, such as columns and beams, and a section on materials and their properties covers the finishings commonly used, such as concrete and steel.

The authors also discuss essential installed elements, such as facades, roofs and insulation, as well as the many interior and exterior features that, while functional, allow the most latitude in decoration. These can include floors, lighting, color, storage, doors and landscaping. "Green building" is covered in chapters on sustainable materials, recycling and prefabricated materials.

This is a fascinating volume packed with comprehensive illustrations and the most current expert information. Professionals, do-it-yourselfers and anyone with an interest in design will find it eminently practical.

Bio:

Alex Sanchez Vidiella is an expert in art history and contemporary art. He has written and edited many books on architecture and design, including The Atlas of Contemporary Architecture.

TOC:

Contents

Introduction
Structure

    Columns
    Beams

Façades

    Wood
    Stone
    Glass
    Concrete
    Metal
    Synthetic and hybrid façades
    Double façades
    Illuminated and translucent façades
    Balconies, overhangs and verandas

Roofs and Decks

    Typologies and materials

Horizontal and Vertical Connections

    Exterior stairs, handrails and banisters
    Interior stairs, handrails and banisters
    Elevators
    Ramps
    Bridges, pedestrian walkways and passageways

Enclosure

    Partitions

Finishings

    Wood
    Stone
    Concrete
    Metal
    Synthetics
    Ceramic and porcelain
    Use of color

Framework and Glassware

    Interior doors
    Exterior doors
    Windows and use of glass
    Skylights and portholes

Ironwork and Blinds

    Blinds and Venetian blinds
    Fences and garden entrances
    Wrought iron

Installations

    Fireplaces and stoves
    Air conditioning
    Acoustic insulating systems

Lighting

    Exterior lighting
    Interior lighting

New Technologies

    New elements and materials
    Motorized elements
    Hi-tech

Miscellaneous

    Storage
    Bathroom decoration
    Lobbies and waiting halls

Environmentalism and Sustainability

    Sculptural elements
    Sustainability and recycling
    Prefab

Water Features

    Swimming pools
    Other features

Landscape Design

    Natural features
    Gardens
    Landscape architecture

Directory

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