Best Reference Books – Architectural Detailing

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Architectural Detailing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Architectural Detailing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Architectural Detailing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Architectural Detailing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics” by Edward Allen and Patrick R

“Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics” Book Review: This book helps to learn how detailing patterns are applied during the design process.This book has drawings with clear explanation of the function of each individual element. This book helps in understanding detailing patterns related to function, constructibility, and aesthetics. This book provides over 500 examples.

2. “Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists, and Secrets O” by Department of Mechanical Engineering Gang Chen

“Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists, and Secrets O” Book Review: This book is designed for ordinary people, architects, professionals in the construction industry. This book explains building construction and architectural practice in a reader friendly language. This book provides many case studies, in which it explains the ways to handle various issues and problems in architectural practice and building and construction history.

3. “Architectural Detailing for the Tropics” by Evelyn Lip and Bill Lim
4. “The Architect’s Studio Companion: Technical Guidelines for Preliminary Design” by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano

“The Architect’s Studio Companion: Technical Guidelines for Preliminary Design” Book Review: This book has detailed explanation, charts, tables and information on conventional building design. The book covers building code models, occupancy groups, guidance for the structural system, daylighting, mechanical, and electrical systems, accessibility and parking. This book is in simple format which makes it easy to understand. This book provides answers for technical and code related questions that arise during the early stages of designing a building.

5. “Principles of Architectural Detailing” by Stephen Emmitt and John Olie

“Principles of Architectural Detailing” Book Review: This book has three parts. First part explains fundamental issues. Second part deals with Guidelines. Third part deals with developing architectural details. This book has practical examples, checklists and graphics. This book is designed for readers with little knowledge of design and construction. This book provides practical guidance and a number of tools which helps students of architectural detailing in decision making. This book explains how to use knowledge of construction in a creative and productive way which contributes to a built environment which is sustainable and supports our well being.

6. “Architectural Detailing Residential Interiors” by Wendy W Staebler

“Architectural detailing Residential Interiors” Book Review: This book has more than 150 residential detailing projects. The book gives details about audio-visual enclosures to bookcases, fireplaces, kitchen hoods, custom moldings and railings. Every detail is explained with colour photographs and actual construction detail drawings. This book explains the design process, materials used and integration of finished parts with overall design for every construction drawing.

7. “Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture No Experience Required” by Eric Wing

“Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture No Experience Required” Book Review: This book starts with the explanation of autodesk revit world, revit interface and important tools. This book explains creating a model, creating views, working with the autodesk revit tools, dimensioning and annotating, designing floors, designing roofs, adding structural items, creating ceilings and interiors, creating stairs,ramps and railings, creating specific views and match lines, creating sheets and printing, and creating rooms and area plans.

8. “The Professional Practice of Architectural Detailing” by Osamu A Wakita and Richard M Linde
9. “Architectural Detailing Simplified” by Caleb Hornbostel
10. “Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction” by Gene Farmer

“Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction” Book Review: This book has hundreds of drawn and written architectural details that can be copied onto vellum and easily applied to the drawing. This book provides a direct scan facility of illustrations into readers’ CAD programs. This book is divided into nine major sections based on building construction types. The book provides information on electrical wiring, plumbing, doors, windows, interiors, firewalls and packing facilities.

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