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How do architects design a house


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This is a slide presentation on the design process in the Preliminary Design stage of the Architect's regular design service of designin a house.

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How do architects design a house

  1. 1. Preliminary Design Process How Do Architects Design a House
  2. 2. After Meeting with the Client How Do Architects Design a House The Architect identifies the space requirement of the client, in this example the space required are: • Entrance Foyer • Living Room • Dining • Kitchen • Garage • 3 bedrooms (1 bedroom with own toilet and bath) • Common Toilet and bath • Master’s Bedroom with Toilet & Bath and Walk-in- closet • Optional terrace
  3. 3. 1. The Balloon Planning The Planning Process
  4. 4. 2. The Schematic Plan
  5. 5. 3. The Schematic Plan (Sketch the plan using a scale)
  6. 6. 4. The Schematic Layout (using grid )
  7. 7. 5. The Final Layout – for Preliminary Design Presentation
  8. 8. 6. Plan and Perspective A work in progress showing the initial design of the house in perspective view. 3d model was prepared in Sketchup. The exterior design will be changed according to the influences brought by the design of roof, window design and wall finishes. The choice of Color will give different character in the design.
  9. 9. Other Aspects of Design that is part of the Design Study are:
  10. 10. The House Orientation - This will affect the location of rooms, natural lighting and air ventilation
  11. 11. Site Site Survey and Analysis - The location is one of the major factor that will affect the design. This will include the site condition like a sloping area or plain area, the existing trees, drainage system and adjacent lot and the neighborhood area. Some homeowners who bought plans and made their house built neglect this part and more often, they would want to consider moving out to another place. This will be avoided in the preliminary meeting with the architect and before doing any plan layout.
  12. 12. Zoning Laws - this will affect the type of house you are building, and type of design required
  13. 13. Height - The overall height of the building as per building code
  14. 14. Electrical - The electrical system where you can provide the lighting system
  15. 15. Sanitary - Proper drainage system and location of septic tanks
  16. 16. Energy Efficiency - the use of methods and materials that will reduce the energy cost while living comfortably.
  17. 17. House Design examples done in Sketches
  18. 18. House Design examples done in Sketchup
  19. 19. House Design examples done in 3d and Photorealistic Renders