Beyond bolts : architectural details, construction, meaning
Author(s)Weber, Peter Dominic
Architectural details, construction, meaning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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An architectural Detail is a small piece of the whole, yet it has the power to characterize and define the entire building. Details tell us what a building is; they are fundamental to the life and personality of a space. Additionally, the design of a simple connection can and should be indicative of the designer's attitude toward the building in general; indeed, detail is architecture at its smallest size. The focus of this thesis will be the design of a small house and in particular, the elements of its construction. The intent: to explore how details can both solve construction problems and aid one's understanding of the house and help it gather meaning.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1991.Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-105).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology