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Can you Design: Your Own Home

I am BACK !!! with another series of Can You Design:

This time its differnt then las times... you need not to jump into technicalities. All of us live in our houses, and some of us use to get our house designed by a architicet. Have you ever thought that you can design your dream house on your own?

Could you give it a try to design your own house?; I do understand that we have people from all the part of the world. So someone want to design a wood house another a concrete one. or any other type. So in this thread you just need to write your idea of designing a house of which material, and then the design.

Design means architects only; how many rooms, washrooms, lobby, dininig area, parking... and bla bla bla; only condition is area is 30-30 feet only, so if you are designing 3 rooms give size of everything as well. If you can post a screenshot or picture that would be great. Now give it a try...

-CB
30x30 just for the house right? How about the plot size? πŸ˜€
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30x30 just for the house right? How about the plot size? πŸ˜€
Oops !!! you caught me second time in a day😁

Plot area is 30*40 and construction area is 30*30.

-CB
Ah, just wanted clarification πŸ˜€ no intention of "catching" you for mistakes, hehe πŸ˜›

This is cool. I've always wanted some sort of energy saving house with automation stuff (think Iron Man). I think I can still augument a half court inside the house too, lol.

Will try designing it on SketchUp this week πŸ˜€
Red Hawk
Red Hawk • Jun 25, 2009
I love designing my house.. I hav always fascinated glass and wood houses.. I wish i could build them one day for myself.. Now i am just trying to give a soul for my dream house..
gohm
gohm • Jun 25, 2009
Actually have personally done this. Built a two story home in the mountains of Alaska with my family while in high school. My dad and I did the design. Packed in all the supplies by hand and we built it over the course of a year.
Eagerly waiting to see engineering design skills of fellow CEans
gohm
Actually have personally done this. Built a two story home in the mountains of Alaska with my family while in high school. My dad and I did the design. Packed in all the supplies by hand and we built it over the course of a year.
Man, thats awesome! So basically its a vacation home for you now, or was it for another client?

and did you managed to take pics? πŸ˜€
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jun 25, 2009
1) Foundation - important in almost all civil structures.
2) Pillars - Though they are not visible nowadays, but, pillars made of reinforced concrete are used to support the structure.
3) Girder beams to support the roof.
4) The amount of rainfall/snowfall recieved in the area would determine the type of roof i.e. slope or flat.
5) Taking into account the natural activities of the area i.e. seismic, wind forces and others that may damage the house.
6) Proper drainage for kitchen, bathroom and rain water.
7) Proper ventilation.
8) The construction should be such that sufficient sunlight enters the house.
9) Since at 900 sq. feet the house is a small one, 2 bedrooms, a dining/sitting room, a kitchen and a bathroom would be sufficient.
10) It should be a single story, though a duplex construction can be done.
Will write more points later.
Oops !!!

Good one Patty !!

However this time I was looking for design measurements. Means something like... You want 2 rooms, 1 kitchen, 2 restrooms, 1 staircase, 1 balcony... what would be the size of these you can accomodate in 30*30

I just gave example ... you can choose your own design ... Any plan diagram would help a lot to others.

-CB
thisisananth
thisisananth • Jun 26, 2009
Interesting thread crazyboy, really interested to see the designs submitted here..
Disappointed.

Looks like no buddy is interested. Everybody is thinking.... why to bother ... go and deal with a architect... right guyz... :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

-CB
maria flor
maria flor • Mar 12, 2011
This seems to be an old tread but very interesting.
what do we need to submit...Floor plan and different views of house???
CIVILPRINCESS
CIVILPRINCESS • Mar 12, 2011
yeah lets do this!!! 😁

@CB: lets bring this thread alive. πŸ˜€

CEans : come up with your plans. lets have some fun here πŸ˜€
just_Ritu
just_Ritu • Mar 13, 2011
I am eager to view the designs submitted by the budding CEansπŸ˜€

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