Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Archi Detail

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

Hand sketch framing detail for The Lightbox by BCJ 

Built condition of The Lightbox by BCJ

Hand sketch roof details for Castelvecchio Museum by Carlo Scarpa

Hand sketch detail of Chicken Point Cabin operable glass wall by Tom Kundig

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

Friday, May 08, 2015

On Common Sense...

"Our 'Common Sense' is not derived from what is true in Nature but from the limits on how our senses interact with Nature." -- Neil DeGrasse Tyson