In Detail: Building Skins – Concepts, Layers, Materials (ed. Christian Schittich, Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2001) is the 2nd volume in the In Detail series. The book examines facade design through the works by leading international architects such as Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, Frank O. Gehry, Rafael Moneo, Wiel Arets, Shigeru Ban, Gigon /Guyer, Kazuyo Sejima and many others.
The book consists of expert articles about facade design by Christian Schittich, Weber Lang and Roland Krippner. The main part of the book presents international projects from houses to stadiums. All the texts are in English, and the rich illustration consists of high-quality photographs and detailed architectural drawings.
In recent years the facades of a building have become increasingly significant due to unconventional choices of materials and the use of innovative technology. More and more the external surfaces are being perceived and designed as an integral part of the building. This skin, a protective mantle, defines not only the interior but also the adjoining exterior space. It is the visiting card of the building.
– Excerpt from the blurb, In Detail: Building Skins – Concepts, Layers, Materials (ed. Christian Schittich, Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2001)
The copy in stock is in good condition. There are only slight signs of wear on the dust jacket and some yellowing and dust stains on some of the pages.