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Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture (paperback)

Virginia McLeod


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This book 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, the book features 50 of the most influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture.

Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans, and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions, and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants, and contractors.

All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison.

The book comes with downloadable material which contains all drawings in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats, click on the downloads & extras tab to have access to this.

This is an excellent reference work for practicing architects as well as architecture and design students.

Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in contemporary 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.

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