Traditional Construction Patterns

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August 2004



Common errors in details such as poorly proportioned doors and windows not only hurt the visual appeal of traditional buildings, but also undermine its structure and functionThis handy, practical resource offers an illustrated, drill-down approach to the rules-of-thumb for details.
  • A hands-on, well-illustrated reference that helps architects and contractors avoid making common errors in traditional construction details
  • Graphical approach allows users to quickly visualize design solutions
  • Lists the rules-of-thumb for each detail, and correct and incorrect examples of how to design or construct each detail
  • Inhaltsverzeichnis

    Chapter 1: The Story of the Languages of Architecture
    Chapter 2: Three Great Themes of Traditional Architecture
    Chapter 3: Lexicon
    Chapter 4: The Classical Orders
    Chapter 5: Basic Principles
    Chapter 6: Details
    Chapter 7: Walls
    Chapter 8: Doors and Windows
    Chapter 9: Porches and Balconies
    Chapter 10: Eaves
    Chapter 11: Roofs
    Chapter 12: Dormers
    Chapter 13: Attachments


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    "Putting the ideas of Modernism into the hands of average architects" and builders has resulted in "architecture done wrong for the past half-century." Architects Mouzon and Henderson explain their "sense of unease" and illustrate a range of do's and don'ts that "give people the tools for getting it right again." In 14 chapters they discuss architectural details ranging from the classical orders to roofs, site work, and signage. Powerful opening chapters set the stage by succinctly discussing architectural history, theory, themes and patterns. The Roman architect Vitruvius is cited, and his themes of commodity, firmness, and delight are expanded for application in reviving the lost language of architecture. The remaining eight chapters are clearly laid out with brief essays on architectural features; these are interspersed with excellent black-and-white photographs. All elements are examined using a technique incorporated into architecture: the transect, an organizing device for developing proper patterns. An illustrated lexicon is also included to educate laypersons in the language, but it is too detailed and selective to be as effective as desired. This is a great companion to Jonathan Hale's The Old Way of Seeing (1994) and the National Park Service's The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation (rev., 1990). Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers: upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. -- L.B. Sickels-Taves, Eastern Michigan University
    EAN: 9780071416320
    ISBN: 0071416323
    Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
    Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
    Seitenanzahl: 294 Seiten
    Format: kartoniert
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