ruminations about architecture and design

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

what is a detail? (part IX)

A gutter is a pretty straightforward item for a building, but it also represents an opportunity to make a design statement. That's what we tried to do here and I think it came out pretty well. The contractor even mentioned that it works.

At the most basic level, an architectural detail is a graphic depiction of how part A meets part B somewhere in a building. Many important details are hidden from view in the finished product, but if they aren't designed and executed properly then bad things can happen. Or not. It can be hard to predict sometimes.

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