Traditional Construction Patterns Design and Detail Rules of Thumb

ISBN-10: 0071416323

ISBN-13: 9780071416320

Edition: 2004

Authors: Stephen A. Mouzon, Susan Henderson

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Extensively illustrated, Stephen Mouzon's reference and resource reveals what works when calculating and formulating construction details. Each rule of thumb is accompanied by an explanation of why it works making the book as valuable on site as it is next to the drawing table.
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List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848

Stephen A. MouzonandSusan M. Hendersonare architects and town planners, and are principals of PlaceMakers, which is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Steve is a founder of the New Urban Guild. He has authored or contributed to a number of publications in recent years, including thePublic Works Manual, Charles Barrett: The Architectural Drawings, Biltmore Estate Homes,and1001 Traditional Construction Details.He continues to shoot the photographicCatalog of the Most-Loved Places,which currently includes over 25,000 digital images in 52 volumes. The PlaceMakers Pattern Books are currently the only Transect-based pattern books in existence and are meant to be companion pieces to this book.

The Most-Loved Places
Why This Book?
The Story of the Languages of Architecture
The First Realm: The Universal
The Second Realm: The National Language
The Third Realm: The Regional Dialect
The Fourth Realm: The Local Particulars
How the Languages Were Lost
How Can We Revive the Languages?
Three Great Themes of Traditional Architecture
Buildings for People
Apparent Structure
Celebration of the Act of Building
Why Do We Need a Lexicon?
The Classical Orders
General Principles
Greek Doric
Roman Doric
Basic Principles
Photo Notes
Configuration Notes
Simplicity of Massing
Hierarchy of Massing
Simplicity of Proportion
Symmetry of the Face
Regular Arrangement of Columns and Openings
Cap, Shaft, and Base
Site Arrangement
Material Notes
Arm's Length Rule
Eyes Only Rule
The Transect
Number of Materials
Siding Materials
Stone Veneer Wall Material
Wall Height
Masonry Veneer Walls
Brick Coursing at Wall Openings
Frame Wall/Masonry Base Alignment
Wall Material Joints
Doors and Windows
Door Materials
Window Materials
Storefront Materials
Shutter Materials
Brick Jack Arch
Bay Jamb Material
Brick Mold
Window Muntins
Door and Window Types
Door and Window Style versus Building Style
Entry Surrounds
Window Proportions
Window Pane Proportions
Garage Door Sizes
Bay Window Support
Shutter Principles and Details
Palladian Window Proportions
Casing Principles
Head Casing Principles
Masonry Lintel Principles
Arch Principles
Jack Arches
Arch/Eave Alignment
Sill Casing
Porches and Balconies
Column Materials and Proportions
Beam Materials
Porch Ceiling Material
Balcony Materials
Railing Materials
Column to Entablature
Entablature Principles
Porch Beam
Railing Design
Balcony Design
Square Column Cap and Base Trim
Column Base to Porch Edge
Large Square Columns
Triglyph/Column Alignment
Seam Location at Beam Bottom
Eave Return Cap Material
Trim under Cornice
Gutter and Downspout Materials
Eave Materials
Eave Continuity
Eave Overhang and Enclosure
Eave Return
Gutter and Downspout Shapes
Brackets, Corbels, and Modillions
Dentil Size and Proportion
Metal Roofing Material
Shingle Roofing Material
Tile Roofing Material
Ridge Caps
Roof Slopes
Bay Roofs
Overlapping Gables
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