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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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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Construction | An Architect Explains

Building construction is the process of preparing for and constructing ‘buildings’. Construction starts with planning, design and financing and continues until the structure is ready for occupancy. Far from being a single activity, construction involves human multitasking such as designing by an architect, managing by a project manager and supervising by a contractor. An Architect explains how the successful execution of a project is achieved……

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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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