To say I’m an architecture nerd is a massive understatement. In the midst of normal Saturday night house parties with students studying normal majors like business and accounting, I’ve brought out architecture magazines and spewed adoring praise and furious disapproval to everyone within earshot. Somehow, I was the only person at these parties discussing beer pong and stormwater retention in the same breath.
I learned that it’s actually fairly acceptable to obsess about architecture in general, but for some reason, nerding out about details elevates you to a whole new plane of dorkiness. I can’t help it though. Buildings are amazing and details can give buildings so much soul.
Merriam-Webster defines detail (noun) as:
- a small part of something
- the small parts of something
- a particular fact or piece of information about something or someone
This generic definition works well because a detail can be anything from a drawing of the sealant between two pieces of concrete to a piano that hangs half-way out of a wall.
In case you’d like to explore the gigantic world of details, but don’t know where to begin, I’ve included photos of some of my favorites below:
I hope this little collection has awakened your inner architecture nerd. Thank you for reading!