To say it is impossible to control the vast quantities of details that occur in the late modern building is understandable, but one can just as easily argue that poetry is impossible given the plethora of printed text in the modern world. This type of non-detail is merely the bad detail, and we might thus add two categories to the list of detail types--the incompetent and the indifferent. The architect cannot control all details of the building, but the architect must control the important ones.
-- Edward R. Ford; The Architectural Detail
|Details of Chicken Point Cabin operable glass wall by Tom Kundig|
|Chicken Point Cabin by Tom Kundig|
|Window Details of Usonian House by Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Building Section Perspective by Paul Rudolph|
|Light slot detail at Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor (via nm)|
|Light slots at Therme Vals|