Detail In Process (AsBuilt is the series)
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What separates good architecture from great architecture? The difference lies in the details. The way an architect chooses to treat architectural detailing screens and walls, doors and windows, roofs, bridges, and stairs can transform the merely ordinary into the extraordinary. Detail in Process, the second volume in the new AsBuilt series, features twenty-five awe-inspiring projects characterized by an unusual synthesis of aesthetics and materials: the sunshade at Morphosis's Student Recreation Center in Cincinnati; the embossed and perforated copper skin of Herzog & de Meuron's de Young Museum in San Francisco; the handrails at Mir Rivera Architects', Lake Austin Footbridge in Austin; the stairs at Heatherwick Studio's, Longchamp Store in New York City; plus twenty more.
Editors Christine Killory and Ren Davids have collected the best work of the past two years including new buildings by some of today's most daring and detail-obsessed architects: Norman Foster, James Carpenter, John Ronan, Renzo Piano, Marmol Radziner, Tadao Ando, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, and SANAA. Comprehensively documented, Detail in Process includes the plans, details, and large-scale sections needed to appreciate the innovative ways these architects have responded to complicated design problems.
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completed in 2002. which can be operated independently by individuals who work in the building. The offices and labs, located adjacent to floors, and researchers, as well as the university and the community. The lab, office, and the curtain wall, overlook a terraced garden. Adjustment of these louvers, for shading or conference spaces converge around an open Interior motorized louvers with 5-inch-wide privacy, creates random band patterns that atrium that links people visually,
further integrate the bridge with its natural setting, the steel, rope handrails, and stone ramps have been left to weather naturally. This page Top: Elevation Bottom: Plan Opposite View east 132 AsBuilt / Detail in Process 134 AsBuilt / Detail in Process Opposite This page Top row: Section Top: Structural details mockup and construction Bottom: Elevation Middle: Structure (above); cross-section detail (below left); longitudinal-section detail Bottom (left to right): Partial
second-floor plan; first-floor plan; lower-level plan Men's Locker Room Electrical Room Men's Toilet Electrical Room Gymnasium Mechanical Room Right: Interior-wall section with demountable seating Men's Shower Corridor Opposite Electrical Room Top (left to right): Exterior-wall Women's Shower Equipment Storage Women's Toilet section and concrete-panel Women's Locker Room Elevator Control Rm. detail; exterior wall section with window cross-section detail; Stage Shop exterior-wall
glass to be held in place even after struc- for the stainless-steel screen created with The material qualities, size, spacing, and tural failure of the wall itself. James Carpenter Design Associates. orientation of the wires fulfill the practical Through manipulation of metal rods in pro- and aesthetic requirements of the installa- SOM and James Carpenter Design Associates file, orientation, finish, and density, the tion, providing a screen to ventilate the contributed to this text.