Detailing Architecture: Process and Reality: A Step-by-Step Manual

by Paul Floerke

The objective of this publication is to focus on bridging the gap between professional complex, non-didactically prepared technical requirements and simplified construction guides. It aims to unfold the detailing process in a step-by-step approach, making every step explicit and comprehensible. The publication will reference the outlined concept of two existing buildings – in this case, a single family energy efficient home in Germany, and a refurbishment project in Toronto – illuminating their contexts as well as clarifying their comprehensive building approaches. The manner in which students approach detailing today and how they perceive the process of physical construction when designing is a fundamental component of this investigation, which aims to find a method that appropriately systemizes the sequential steps of construction so that the architectural details can be critically reflected on and further inform future designs.


Flipbook version of a selection of the Detailing Architecture.

About the Author

Dr. Paul Floerke is currently an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Other Versions of this Title

PDF version of this book will be available for download ($15.00)