Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture



ISBN: 9781856696920 Category:

Virginia McLeod


This comprehensive reference work contains scale drawings of every type of detailing used in contemporary residential architecture.

Each section contains at least 50 drawings drawn to a set range of scales: 1:5, 1:10 or 1:50, with detailed keys explaining construction and material. Each drawing is cross-referenced to other details from the same house.

The opening section of the book forms a directory that shows interior and exterior images of the source houses, together with credits, a brief descriptive text and information as to which details from that house are included. The houses in this section are organized by main construction material (wood, concrete, glass etc).

The book will be an invaluable reference work for all architects showing the best examples of residential detailing from around the world.

Additional information

Weight 1496 g
Dimensions 29.9 x 26.1 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2010
Number of pages 352
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 29.9 x 26.1 cm
Weight 1496 g
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.