Design Ideas Architects Avoid In Their Own Homes

When clients ask for many design features in their homes, we as architects agree to incorporate these features. But practically speaking, they could be problematic, difficult to maintain and actually avoidable. So here’s a list of finishes, materials that I will not have in my own house and recommend that you should also avoid, even though they look good or snazzy.

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Interior Design of A Home | An Architect Explains

Residential Interior design is the art of designing and enhancing the interiors of a home to achieve a healthier and aesthetically pleasing environment. The interior designer may work on the project from the initial planning stage or may work on the re-modelling of an existing structure. As this type of design is very specific to individual needs, it is often a very involved process that takes months to fine tune and create a space with the vision of the client. An Architect explains the process of designing the interiors of a home and ……..

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Designing A Home | An Architect Explains

There are many things to consider when designing the house like the needs and likes of the people who are going to stay in the house, the budget and the plot size and shape. The design should be able to maximize the space efficiency so that there is a logical flow through the house and the Sun direction should be considered and taken advantage of. Architects follow certain standards in deciding the sizes of rooms, the space allowances between furniture etc. Here are some tips from an Architect, on designing a house and the individual rooms……

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Design Drawings | An Architect Explains

A designer’s (Architect’s) principal language is through his drawings, by which the designer’s intentions are discussed with the Client, the Authorities, specialists and consultants. Drawings enable quantities of materials needed and prices to be estimated almost correctly, tenders to be drawn up, work to be planned by the Contractor and to be carried out at site. Also drawings are internationally readable and so can be interpreted anywhere in the world. An Architect explains the drawings that are essential for smooth construction of a building…..

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SCIENTIFIC VASTU FOR DESIGNING A HOUSE | An Architect Explains

Though Vastu Shastra is an ancient building science, it’s principles are applicable even today. This is because the Vastu factors like the elements of nature, Sun’s effects, Earth’s magnetic field, cardinal directions have not changed over the centuries and Vaastu Shastra is essentially the science of manipulating these Vastu factors in a building, so that the balance is restored between the building and the universe, which will then make the lives of the inmates happy and peaceful. Here are some simple Vastu tips to help you design a harmonious house……

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Lighting Design | An Architect Explains

All architectural plans are incomplete without a detailed and well thought lighting plan. An interior lighting design takes into account, the architecture of the entire space, specific task needs for different rooms, placement of basic furniture, special decorative accessories and the overall colour of the room. Different types of lighting can create different moods, add beauty to your home and of course help prevent you from bumping into the furniture…..

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