Detail in Process
Christine Killory, Rene Davids
This edition is out-of-print
300 color illustrations
Publication date: 5/1/2008
|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 Miro 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 Rene 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.
Christine Killory obtained her first professional degree at the Architectural Association School in London. She went on to study architectural history and urban planning at UCLA, receiving a Master of Architecture degree in 1992. Also in 1992, she was awarded a Design Research Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught architecture at the University of Southern California, the University of California at San Diego and the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a principal of Davids Killory Architecture.
Rene Carlos Davids received his first professional degree at the Universidad de Chile. He was awarded a British Council Fellowship for advanced study in Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art in London, leading to a Masters of Art degree in 1978. Mr. Davids headed a Diploma School Unit at the Architectural Association School from 1978 through 1986, and has also taught at the Royal College of Art, the School of Architecture at University of California, San Diego, the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile and as a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico. Rene Davids is member of the American Institute of Architects, the Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile, an associate professor at the School of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley and a principal of Davids Killory Architects.