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FASSADEN/FACADES: BEST OF DETAIL. Edition DETAIL, Institut fur internationale Architektur-Dokumentation GmbH, Munich, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, through Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, Berlin. 200 pp. with 499 ills. (249 col.) and 35 reference ills. 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783955532475 Bilingual in English and German.
Publisher's description: The facade serves as the building's public face, allowing rapid assessment of its architecture. Best of DETAIL: Facades explores this topic with theoretical discussions and an in-depth look at a range of selected projects, which, besides showcasing suitable materials and designs, give the reader a detailed look behind the scenes. It turns out that quality architecture can only result from a coherency between the facade, structure, internal organisation and building services--design elements that interact directly with each other. This presents the architect with enormous challenges, particularly as the unity between the exterior and interior is no longer a given, as today's range of materials and design possibilities offer nearly limitless creativity. The book gathers highlights on this issue from various DETAIL publications, offering abundant inspiration and constructive solutions for the reader's own work.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169212
Flexible hardcover $69.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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