Item description for In Detail: Single Family Houses (In Detail (englisch)) by Christian Schittich, Rudiger Krisch & Gert Kahler...
The popularity of the single-family house is undiminished. Perhaps more than any other field in architecture, the private house has witnessed tremendous changes in recent years and not only with regard to user needs. Rising energy and resource costs have emphasized the topicality of subjects such as multi-functionality, the use of innovative materials and sustainable building and increased their importance. This fully revised and expanded second edition responds to these current developments. The overall structure and layout of the volume, as well as the clear and comprehensive project documentation are maintained. As a guide to the topic, the authors provide extensive comments on planning solutions in relation to current projects, while at the same time offering an in-depth introduction to single-family house planning, ranging from floor-plan design to useful tips on execution. These contributions are complemented by 22 international project documentations, which provide insights for planners, students and clients alike. Organized according to construction materials, each house is presented in detail from the foundation to the roof, illustrated with sequential sections. "In DETAIL Single Family Houses" is a source of inspiration and a planning aid for everyone faced with the task of building a house.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75" Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2005
Publisher Birkhäuser (Princeton Architectural Press)
ISBN 376437277X ISBN13 9783764372774
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More About Christian Schittich, Rudiger Krisch & Gert Kahler
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: Single Family Houses (In Detail (englisch))?
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.