The simple truth about modern architectural details

It may be that they look to make not so expensive and easy, but the door jamb and panels need a precise hand.

One of the projects in which I was involved, was the extension of a building house from the year 1970 in North Shore, a suburb of Chicago. This house has all the modern construction features: wide glass walls, door jamb, gently sloping roof with interior roof drains. All these design details were typical for the style of the projects on which I worked mostly.

As a result, and because we wanted to have in a great building, the extension seamlessly, I had a lot of fun building this modern house.

What is obvious is the fact that the construction of a modern house of this size will cost more than a comparable traditional house. You might think that the obvious lack of details makes the project more cost effective. Because you are wrong.

Here are a few modern architectural details and how they were managed.

The reveal

The soffit is a classic modern element . An example of this is when the base is set at the same level as the upper drywall, but it through an air gap is separated or soffit between. This detail is classic modern . While each part is freely movable on the the same plane is present. And it is functional, as the base spec is ändig on footprints.

Although this is a very cute small detail, it requires a lot of work


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First, there are typically 2 layers of sheetrock, as usual, a layer, which of course doubles the cost of these walls. The bottom layer of drywall you installed from floor to ceiling, as well as many other Trockenbauarbei8.

First, the outer or top layer of drywall is a decorative panel with special shape. The point is to get perfectly straight and of uniform cross-section of the outer jamb.

The soffit can also be used for bringing out the door and permanent openings

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The construction of the jamb to the door frame is much more complex than the base. And just like the base also is the production of a straight uniform soffit that goes into the plane of the frame, not easy work.

Need to accomplish the first element of the door frame to be used, only then you can start with the drywall installation. That is not the normal technical process and can bring an inexperienced builder out of line.

Of course, the additional sum material and the extra work. Depending on what has been selected for a material for wall cladding, as an element can certainly add more to the project cost up to 40 euros per square meter.

And there it is! This is the plastering is done between the treads and risers. Just creates the illusion that the staircase disappears behind the wall.

As with other soffits are needed here an extra layer of plasterboard and precise craftsmanship

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The door panels

The other element is the modern door panels with upper and lower bearings and the vibration typical butterfly hinges. The swing bearings are recognized both on the ground and on the upper door frame.

This technique makes it possible to move the door and wall on the same plane

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With the doors closed, the wall has a uniform appearance and certainly a modernist trait. And when the door is open …

… It’;s as if a large panel, so one of the many, from which the wall is made, what it opens. Architecturally, the door acts as a part of the wall, unlike the traditional design .

The door appears to be completely separated from that of John Lum Architecture, Inc.

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In fact, in the traditional architecture , the door is more than a master part, announces the connection between rooms. In the modern aesthetics of the door panel is subordinate.

This hinges and their installation cost principle more than the usual expenses. For a set of high butterfly hinges

you pay about € 37,00 for the swing bearing and you probably still expect to 147.00 euros.

The window facade

Another feature of modern architecture is the Glasfassade.Im compared to wood frame system can with the aluminum frame glaze system with a much smaller expanse profiles and supporting members.

The result would be “floor-to-ceiling” and “from wall to wall” – vitrification.

The glass system dematerialized 3 walls and thus the total area of ​​the house

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The name originates as expected from the fact that most such systems are used for facade construction, aim is to maximize the glazed surface.

In the production of glass cask not high cost per square meter, in comparison to ordinary windows. The excessive size of the window wall in a modern home, however, means that the percentage of the cost of glass and glazing increases.

The low ceilings

What would that be modern house, without the flat, low ceilings? Such ceilings require special attention, as if the design and planning is not right, they can also be leaking.

Graphite gray and bright, warm wood shade

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And because the gutters and the drop tube will ruin the entire exterior architecture, to use the modern designers usually internal roof drains to abzulei8 the water from the roof.

To direct the water towards the drains and away from overflowing on the exterior walls, roofs usually have a parapet or a very low wall along the entire roof. The parapet is derived from not only the water from the roof, but also hides the edge and roof pitch. A parapet on the outside of the roof is completely flat, even and especially this form , it has not otherwise.

Rectangular shape

Finally, the modernist house is built in a form that is generally rectangular box-shaped. The outer sides of these boxes are covered with materials that give a uniform look that does not precipitate out of the overall shape. The horizontal smooth, almost seamless wall covering is the typical panel system. Usually used fiber cement so that an entire appearance is created. Notice. Applying the Leibungstechnik between panels With the reveal of the inner and outer sides you achieve the consistency of the elements-just the hallmark of a modern home.

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The simple truth about modern architectural details

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