In Detail: Small Structures (ed. Christian Schittich; Edition Detail & Birkhäuser 2010) is an inspirational manual for compact dwellings, temporary structures, room modules and such.
Shelters, kiosks, snack bars, market stalls, bus stops, telephone booths, toilets, advertising columns, ticket booths, mobile tents or housing units, emergency shelters, tourist information booths—this list of small, autonomously functioning buildings could be expanded almost infinitely. Small buildings shape our daily lives; they are found at the nearest street corner; they are present and indispensable, but as architecture they attract our attention only rarely. Yet these small structures occupy a definite place in the infrastructure of the city. Rather than focusing on the large attractions of architecture, architects find many potential ways to ensure the quality of everyday design hidden in these small, sometimes charming necessities. This volume in the DETAIL series spans the arc between architecture and product design, since not infrequently small buildings are located precisely in the area of tension between these two professions, and their successful realization is evident in the details of their construction.
– In Detail: Small Structures – Compact dwellings, Temporary structures, Room modules (ed. Christian Schittich; Edition Detail & Birkhäuser 2010), book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings; some toning on the edges. The binding is fine. The dust jacket shows only some minor traces of shelf wear.