The detail has fallen into a cyclical misunderstanding within the conceptual and technical spectrum known as architecture. de▪︎tail−kultur is here to settle this mistake through an investigative matrix of case studies, scaled drawings, interviews and analytical texts, claiming yet again the fundamental importance of the detail.
In this spirited and original tome, Christoph Kumpusch analyzes architecture by drawing new kinds of sections, ones that deconstruct and re-order comparative typologies, and examine the intimacy of the detail in relation to the epistemology of the concept. Kimberli Meyer; MAK-Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House LA., Director
Where a design concept meets material construction, the detail emerges – its importance parallel to its aspiration. This book is a source of inspiration, for students, architects, engineers, when asked both “why“ and „how.“Julie Janiski; Buro Happold, Sustainability and High Performance Design Leader
This is a remarkably elegant orthographic work which is at the same time the result of a unique program of meticulous research into the technical constitution and construction of thirteen outstanding modern buildings realized in seven countries over the past fifteen years. What is audaciously effective is the way in which the author synthesizes on the same page, precise analytical drawings of the detailed construction involved with a photographic image of the result, compelling the reader to come to terms with the unavoidable gap between the technical complexity of the means and the often dynamic simplicity of the final form. All of which makes this into a uniquely didactic study which should prove to be equally useful for students and practitioners alike. Kenneth Frampton; Columbia University- GSAPP, Ware Professor</font<