Item description for In Detail: Building Simply by Christian Schittich...
In a time of loud gestures and ostentation unpretentious buildings, which have been reduced to the essentials with no superfluous decoration, are soothing in their purity.
This new volume in the series In Detail demonstrates the breadth and complexity of the issues involved in building simply, from functional and economic demands, through ecological and energy-related aspects, to design and construction requirements.
"Building Simply" can be read and applied in many ways. In the face of the sheer wealth of possibilities available today and the ever quicker changes in design and style, it is a creative process which does justice to the nature and quality of the materials used and gives rise to unique projects through an economy of means and resources.
The project section documents a comprehensive range of international examples, from simple wooden bridges, to pavilions, residential buildings, workshops, and warehouses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 9.2" Height: 0.5" Weight: 2.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 12, 2005
Publisher Birkhäuser (Princeton Architectural Press)
ISBN 3764372710 ISBN13 9783764372712
Availability 0 units.
More About Christian Schittich
The series editor, Christian Schittich (b. 1956), is a trained architect with many years of office experience; since 1998 he is editor-in-chief of the journal Detail and author and editor of numerous books and articles in the field.
Reviews - What do customers think about In Detail: Building Simply?
Great Book Oct 12, 2007
Very informative and gives a clear precise description of varying types on renovation and adaptive reuse.
best volume in the best detail architecture book series available Aug 25, 2007
This book is part of a deliriously excellent series of Birkhauser's In Detail collection, a series of books emphasizing and celebrating the importance of architectural details and the susbsequent spatial magic that emerges from the vigilant attention to design craft. Feast on the International wisdom; it's like architectural health food.
great source Aug 21, 2007
The book was exactly as I expected, high quality, detailed explanations in the Caliber of detail magazine. I will defiantly be purchasing the other books in this series.
Sometimes opaque, but great projects Jan 5, 2007
I found the essays on simple construction to be variable in quality...The chapters on wood and steel either suffered in translation or were student composition exercises to begin with. The projects illustrated, however, are of uniformly high quality, and are documented with Detail's typical precision. For an American architect, many of the projects using wood construction will be eye openers. The stone and clay construction projects are wonderful for daydreaming about a different building culture in this country. Well worth it for the photos and drawings.
a very informative architectural detail review on residential Jul 10, 2006
The book describes simple and neat residential building design in detail , shape, and material. The book should be applicable to architects or designers who aspire to work in modernism or minimalism on housing and who desire to improve the residential detil design to be more insighfully clean and blight. As well, the analysis from the publication could be developed to function in other architecture types.