In Detail: Cost-Effective Building – Economic Concepts and Constructions (ed. Christian Schittich, Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2007) studies low-budget architectural design, construction and planning through the works of leading international architects such as Foreign Office Architects, Herman Hertzberger, querkraft architecten and many others.
The book opens with Christian Schittich’s article about the challenges of cost and quality awareness in building. The main part of the book examines international projects from small studios to schools, hotels, factory extensions and stadiums. All the texts are in English, and as always in the volumes in the In Detail series, the rich illustration consists of high-quality photographs and detailed architectural drawings.
Cost efficient building requires particular care and attention throughout the entire planning and construction process – starting with office organisation, through the design phase and coordination of the technical planning and on to the final realisation fo the scheme. The economy of all phases is an essential element of construction today, not to be focused with cheap building.
– Excerpt from the blurb, In Detail: Cost-Effective Building – Economic Concepts and Constructions (ed. Christian Schittich, Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2007)
The copy in stock is in very good condition. There are only minimal signs of shelf wear on the dust jacket.