I just got my copy of Detail in Contemporary Architecture today. It arrived 2 days ago, but work prevented me from getting it sooner.
Good, solid hardback book. Oversized (which I like). Broken down by materials into chapters - Concrete, Glass, Masonary, etc. NO DIMENSION LAYER in book (I haven't opened the DVD yet). There are usually something to go by - a scale at the bottom, labeled rooms with (rough) dimensions (i.e. room #7 20m x 15m) - no precise measurements. But you do get side elevations, top-down views and labels for the rooms. Photographs seem to accompany every floor plan and design. There are some very non-traditional houses (page 68). So if you've been wanting to do something besides the straight 4 walls and a roof house, then there are plans in this book. I'd love to model a number of these.
With the current high Aussie dollar, it was well worth getting.
I'll have a read through it this weekend.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask here or PM me.