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Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design

Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design – For each bathroom there is an image of the whole house (placing it in context and providing a flavour of the general design style), images of the bathroom, and a floor plan showing its relation to other spaces. The pages that follow are entirely devoted to detailed drawings showing the arrangement and construction of the bathroom, in particular sections, elevations and construction details of all the fitted units and joinery. These drawings are all made to a consistent style and to a set number of scales for easy comparison. Dimensions are also included with the drawings as well as details of fitted units (baths, showers, basins, etc.). See also: Book Review: Farfetch Curates Art The credits for the project include contact details of suppliers so that the exact materials and fixtures can be sourced. The projects are arranged into chapters by type of dominant material: glass, steel and stone. The book will be invaluable for all practising architects as well as those considering commissioning a high-quality bathroom for their own house. See also: Book Review: Dolce Vita Style Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the…

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Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design

Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design – Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design features more than 30 kitchen designs from around the world, each created by a notable architect for a specific residence. Arranged into chapters according to the dominant material used – stone, timber and steel – each design is accompanied by an image of the whole house, clear photographs of the kitchen itself and a floor plan showing its relation to the other spaces within the house. Detailed photographs and architectural drawings show the arrangement and construction of the kitchens, and sections and elevations reveal the construction details of fitted units and joinery. These drawings have been specially created to a consistent style and to a set number of scales for easy comparison. See also: Book Review: Discover Juan Pablo Molyneux Book – At Home Dimensions are included, as well as model details of all the units and appliances, with suppliers’ information so that these can be easily sourced. A selection of insightful case studies include interviews with clients, designers and manufacturers and provide an overview of the whole process of commissioning and creating a contemporary bespoke kitchen. An invaluable reference for practising architects, interior designers and students, this…

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