This is a compilation of the full year's information, including: the "Discussion" section, where well-known architects and critics as well as specialist authors and architectural historians articulate their views; the "Documentation" section containing an analysis of selected projects, in which buildings from around the world are covered in depth; and the "Technology" section where the specific theme of each issue of the magazine is treated in greater depth. Along with these are illustrations of the high standards that Detail is known for, where all plan drawings are true to scale and have been approved by the architects, planners and engineers responsible for the original design.
This annual sourcebook is a beautiful record, not only of the year's Detail publication, but of some of the best, and most innovative contemporary architecture
“Twenty-four case-studies and more than 100 photographs are included…it should prove to be a key source for leading contemporary design.”
— Building Design
“Most appropriate for general readers are the discussion articles and the building projects in the documentation section. There is excellent photography throughout.”
“The focus, as the name suggests, is on the construction details of the projects, which are illuminated through a brief text and an extensive use of sections and plans. In an age when technical innovation is increasingly driving built form, this very specifically focused perspective is intriguing.”
— Azure, September 2004
Discussion: Schools Are a Hobbyhorse of Mine – an Interview with Herman Hertzberger; The Pioneering Age of Concrete Blocks – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile-Block Houses; Concrete – A Yearning for the Monolithic; Between Fashionable Packaging and Responsive Skin: Trends in Modern Facade Design; Industrial Building; Dokumentation: Media Library in Venissieux Dominique Perrault, Paris; Museum in Kalkriese Annette Gigon, Mike Guyer, Zurich; Secondary School in Vienna Henke and Schreieck Architects, Vienna; Museum of Soviet Special Camp in Sachsenhausen Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt; Laboratory Building in Utrecht UN Studio, Amsterdam; Primary School in Au Beat Consoni, Rorschach; Restaurant in Brighton dRRM, London; Wine Tavern in Fellbach Christine Remensperger, Stuttgart; Pedestrian Bridge in Boudry Geninasca Delefortrie SA, Architects FAS SIA, Neuchatel; Hotel in Groningen Foreign Office Architects, London Alejandro Zaera Polo, Farshid Moussavi; House in Dortmund Archifactory. de, Bochum; Store and Studio in Hagi Sambuichi Architects, Hiroshima Hiroshi Sambuichi; Housing Development in Dornbirn B&E Baumschlager-Eberle, Lochau; University for Applied Design in Wiesbaden Mahler Gunster Fuchs Architects, Stuttgart; Laban Centre in London Herzog & de Meuron, Basle; Weekend House in Australia Sean Godsell Architects, Melbourne; Administration Building in Ruetlingen Allmann Sattler Wappner, Munich; Production Building for Large-Scale Printing Technology in Grosshöflein querkraft architects, Vienna; Extention of the Albertina in Vienna Erich G Steinmayr & Friedrich H. Mascher, Feldkirch/Vienna; Studio Extension in Olot Jordi Hidalgo + Daniela Hartmann, Barcelona; House in Mont-Malmedy ARTAU SCRL, Malmedy Norbert Nelles, Luc Dutilleux; Representation of the Staes of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in Berlin, Gerkan Marg und Partner, Hamburg; School Building in Zurich Patrick Gmür Architects, Zurich; Housing and Commercial Block in Zurich Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects, Zurich, with Zeno Vogel Astrid Staufer & Thomas Hasler Architects, Frauenfeld; Technology: High-Perfomance Concretes Wolfgang Brameshuber; Metal Façade Finishes Stefan Schafer; Stone Surface Dressing theodor Hugues, Ludwig Steiger, Johann Weber; From the Molecule to the Finished Building Jean-Luc Sandoz, Jan-Erik Schmitt; Appendix; Design and construction teams – contractors and suppliers.