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Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics, 3rd Edition

Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics, 3rd Edition

Edward Allen, Patrick Rand

ISBN: 978-1-118-88199-6

Mar 2016

384 pages

Description

THE CLASSIC DETAILING TEXT, UPDATED WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN PRACTICE AND CODES

Architectural Detailing is the go-to text for learning to design details that perform well and look great. Systematically laying out the principles of quality architectural detailing in a highly visual format, this book demonstrates the proper integration of appropriate detailing into ambitious designs, not just safe ones. This new third edition has been updated to include information on new materials, assemblies, and construction methods, and employs recently built works in order to extract underlying principles that can serve as a basis for new patterns. While primarily US-centric in regulatory matters, the text is fully aligned with International Building Codes, and touches on other jurisdictions and geographical settings to provide a well-rounded reference on architectural detailing.

  • Understand detailing patterns related to function, constructibility, and aesthetics
  • Learn how detailing patterns are applied during the design process
  • Follow along with the detailing process of wood, concrete, and brick veneer buildings
  • Apply detailing principles and patterns through hands-on exercises

With comprehensive coverage and over 500 illustrations, Architectural Detailing is the most current and useful reference to guide designers through the process of architectural detailing.

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Introduction x

PART I DETAIL PATTERNS

SECTION 1 FUNCTION

FUNCTION INTRODUCTION xxx

CONTROLLING WATER xx

Wash xx

Overlap xx

Overhang and Drip xx

Drain and Weep xx

Unobstructed Drainage xx

Ventilated Cold Roof xx

Foundation Drainage xx

Moisture Break xx

Capillary Break xx

Labyrinth xx

Rainscreen Assembly and Pressure Equalization xx

Upstand xx

Sealant Joints and Gaskets xx

CONTROLLING AIR xx

Air Barrier System xx

Weatherstripped Crack xx

CONTROLLING HEAT FLOW xx

Thermal Insulation xx

Thermal Break xx

Multiple Glazing xx

White and Bright Surfaces xx

Reflective Glazing xx

Reflective Surface and Airspace xx

Outside-Insulated Thermal Mass xx

CONTROLLING WATER VAPOR xx

Warm Interior Surfaces xx

Warm-Side Vapor Retarder xx

Vapor Ventilation xx

Condensate Drainage xx

CONTROLLING SOUND xx

Airtight, Heavy, Limp Partition xx

Cushioned Floor xx

Quiet Attachments xx

Sound-Absorbing Surfaces xx

ACCOMMODATING MOVEMENT xx

Seasoning and Curing xx

Vertical-Grain Lumber xx

Equalizing Cross Grain xx

Relieved Back xx

Foundation Below Frost Line xx

Structure/Enclosure Joint xx

Abutment Joint xx

Expansion Joint xx

Control Joint xx

Sliding Joint xx

Building Separation Joint xx

PROVIDING STRUCTURAL SUPPORT xx

Small Structures xx

Connecting Dissimilar Materials xx

Distributing Loads xx

PROVIDING PASSAGES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES xx

Vertical Chase xx

Horizontal Plenum xx

HEALTH AND SAFETY xxx

Safe Footing xxx

Fall Protection xxx

Safe Edges xxx

Safe Glazing xxx

Nontoxic Materials xxx

Firesafe Materials xxx

Fire-Resistant Assemblies xxx

Barrier-Free Design xxx

Universal Design xxx

PROVIDING FOR THE AGING OF THE BUILDING xxx

Life Cycle xxx

Expected Life xxx

Surfaces That Age Gracefully xxx

Repairable Surfaces xxx

Cleanable Surfaces xxx

Maintenance Access xxx

Dry Wood xxx

Protected and Similar Metals xxx

Less Absorbent Materials xxx

Robust Assemblies xxx

Building Armor xxx

Extreme Event Protection xxx

SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTIBILITY

CONSTRUCTIBILITY INTRODUCTION xxx

EASE OF ASSEMBLY xxx

Uncut Units xxx

Minimum Number of Parts xxx

Parts That are Easy to Handle xxx

Repetitious Assembly xxx

Simulated Assemblies xxx

Observable Assemblies xxx

Accessible Connections xxx

Installation Clearance xxx

Detailing for Disassembly xxx

Nonconflicting Systems xxx

FORGIVING DETAILS xxx

Dimensional Tolerance xxx

Sliding Fit xxx

Adjustable Fit xxx

Reveal xxx

Butt Joint xxx

Clean Edge xxx

Progressive Finish xxx

Forgiving Surface xxx

EFFICIENT USE OF CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES xxx

Factory and Site xxx

Repetitious Fabrication xxx

Rehearsing the Construction Sequence xxx

Off-the-Shelf Parts xxx

Local Skills and Resources xxx

Aligning Forms with Forces xxx

Refining the Detail xxx

All-Weather Construction xxx

Pride of Craftsmanship xxx

Accepted Standards xxx

SECTION 3 AESTHETICS

AESTHETICS INTRODUCTION xxx

Contributive Details xxx

Timeless Features xxx

Geometry and Proportion xxx

Hierarchy of Refinement xxx

Intensification and Ornamentation xxx

Sensory Richness xxx

Formal Transitions xxx

Didactic Assemblies xxx

Composing the Detail xxx

PART II DETAIL DEVELOPMENT

SECTION 1 APPLYING THE DETAIL PATTERNS XXX

Detailing a Building in Wood Light Framing xxx

Detailing a Building in Architectural Concrete xxx

Detailing a Brick Facing on a Concrete Frame xxx

SECTION 2 GETTING STARTED XXX

APPENDICES xxx

The Detailer's Reference Shelf xxx

Formulating Exercises for Self-Study or Classroom Use xxx

INDEX xxx

"...this book presents the drawings alongside a clear description of the function of each individual element. This book would be valuable for anyone who wants to learn how and why things are built, rather than just copying some random detail from a google image search."
East-West News Service, May 2016