Graphic standards details: openings

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J. Wiley & Sons, Apr 7, 2005 - Architecture - 152 pages
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This new collection of architectural details provides new and innovative details to inspire and instruct architectural designers. Each annual collection, published as 'Graphic Standards' updates will be culled from the work of today's leading architects and will include photographs, working drawings and descriptive text. It is appropriate that the first annual is titled Openings as it brings together examples of inspiring openings across all architectural scales from the residential interior to the urban park, from dynamic urban gateways to modern sliding doors and commercial entryways. So wide is its coverage on the topic that it even includes some expertly crafted and weather-tight pet doors. The book contains more than two dozen projects from today's top designers. It is illustrated with hundreds of sketches and detailed construction drawings. It combines inspiration with problem-solving working knowledge.

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About the author (2005)

WENDY TALARICO is an architectural journalist with more than twenty years of writing and editorial experience. She's an expert in the fields of architecture and architectural technology, building science, construction, and sustainable design. She's written for Metropolis, Architectural Record, This Old House, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications.

SMITH MARAN ARCHITECTS (SMA) is an award-winning partnership founded in 1997 and based in Montclair, New Jersey. SMA intentionally seeks to satisfy a wide range of design needs. In addition to creating distinctive public and private environments, the firm specializes in developing architectural, industrial, and graphic design solutions for businesses and institutions seeking to define or reconceive their public image. SMA is recognized for identifying and enriching the intrinsically unique conditions—site, program, identity—of any given project.