Architectural detailing makes a building unique, and an architect outstanding. "Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture" provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in the development of contemporary residential architecture from 2000 to 2005. Featuring many of the world\''s most highly acclaimed architects, the book presents over 50 of the most recently completed and influential house designs. For each house there are colour photographs, plans of every floor, sections and elevations as well as numerous construction details. All the drawings are styled in the same consistent way to allow for easy comparison. There is also a brief descriptive text and detailed captions. The book also features in-depth information for each project, including the location, the floor area, the client, the architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. This work features: Concrete - Alberto Campo Baeza, De Blas House, Spain; Baumschlager & Eberle, Flatz House, Liechtenstein; Daniel Libeskind, Studio Weil, Spain; Georg Driendl, Solar Tube, Austria; Jim Jennings Architecture, Visiting Artists\'' House, USA; Kei\''ichi Irie, Y House, Japan; Leon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten GmbH, House Voss, Germany; Pugh + Scarpa, Solar Umbrella House, USA; Tadao Ando, 4X4 House, Italy GLASS: Aranda Pigem Vilalta, Casa M-LIDIA, Spain; Ian Moore Architects, Rose House, Australia; Kazuyo Sejima, Small House, Japan; Kruunenberg Van der Erve Architecten, Laminata House, The Netherlands; Shigeru Ban, Picture Window House, Japan; and, Wood + Zapata, Private House, Ecuador. Masonry - Bruckner + Bruckner Architekten, House in the Landscape, Germany; Adjaye Associates, Dirty House, UK; Carlos Ferrater, Casa Tagomago, Spain; John Pawson, Tetsuka House, Japan; MADA s.p.a.m., Father\''s House, China; Olson Sundberg, Chicken Point Cabin, USA; and, Will Bruder, Sky Arc House, USA. Steel: Aranda Pigem Vilalta, Bellows House, Spain; Architecture Research Office (ARO), Colorado House, USA; Julie Snow, Koehler Residence, Canada; Lorcan O\''Herlihy, Vertical House, USA; Mack Scogin Merrell Elam, Mountain Tree House, USA; Marin & Trottin, Artifice/MR House, France; Shuhei Endo, Springtecture B, Japan; Troppo Architects, Rozak House, Australia; Tsukamoto Lab + Atelier Bow-Wow, Gae House, Japan; Werner Sobek, House R128, Germany; and, WPA Inc, Villa Lucy, USA. Timber: Alvaro Siza Vieira, House in Oudenbourg, Belgium; Antonius Lanzinger, Single Family House, Austria; Bernard Quirot and Olivier Vichard, Maison Convercey, France; Drew Heath, Zigzag Cabin, Australia; Edge Design Institute Ltd, Suitcase House, China; Fougeron Architecture, Jackson Family Retreat, USA; Kengo Kuma, Bamboo Wall House, China; Martin + Martin, La Vega House, Spain; Patkau Architects, Agosta House, USA; Stutchbury and Pape, Verandah House, Australia; RoTo Architects, Gompertz Residence, USA; Sean Godsell, Peninsula House, Australia; and, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, Mustang Meadow, USA. Aluminum, Bamboo, Plastic, Rubber, and Straw: Abalos + Herreros, Studio Gordillo, Spain; Kengo Kuma, Plastic House, Japan; Masaki Endoh + Masahiro Ikeda, Natural Ellipse, Japan; Sarah Wigglesworth, Stock Orchard Street House House, UK; Simon Conder Associates, Rubber House, UK; and, Steven Holl, Turbulence House, USA.