BUK – Construction / Konstruktion
Daniel Mettler and Daniel Studer
BUK / Building Technology and Construction, ETH Zurich
English / German
softcover with open spine
360 pages (colored paper)
170 x 240mm
DAM, @architekturmuseum has recognised this book as one of the 10 best architecture books in 2021.
Constructing architecture is about control, but much more about intensifying the idea. This reference book contains 171 isometric drawings that explain current construction principles —divided into structure, building envelope and fit-out. The photographs by Iwan Baan and introductions to the chapters by Giovanni Carmine, Meral Kureyshi and Paula Scheidt serve to broaden the view, while the insightful essay by Daniel Mettler and Daniel Studer complements the drawings.
Examples from 34 contemporary structures show, by means of photos and precise 3D drawings at a scale of 1:10, how architects transform technical details for plinths, walls, openings and roofs into effective construction situations.