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Designing by Areas. Architectural Design. A Blueprint for Residential Design. Designing from the “Inside out” Common error is to have a determined favorite room Haphazard with little regard to design principles Has nondescript leftover areas Designing from the “Outside In”

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Designing by areas

Designing by Areas

Architectural Design


A blueprint for residential design

A Blueprint for Residential Design

  • Designing from the “Inside out”

  • Common error is to have a determined favorite room

    • Haphazard with little regard to design principles

    • Has nondescript leftover areas

      • Designing from the “Outside In”

        • Best to divide the house into three areas to correspond with the three main life functions

      • We Eat ………….Preparation or Service Area

      • We Sleep……….. Sleeping Area

      • We Live…………Living Area


  • Preliminary considerations

    Preliminary Considerations

    • The Building Site

      • Ground Topography

        • Relatively flat

        • Steep slope

        • Hillside

      • Climate

        • Dry or Wet

        • Cold or Moderate

      • Existing Vegetation

        • Significant trees to save

        • Vegetation to remove

      • Rear, Front or Side Entry


    Preliminary considera tions

    Preliminary Considerations

    • The Architectural Style

      • Choice of Style Often Demands Room Arrangement

      • Choice of Style Determines Look of House

      • Style Should Blend With Neighborhood


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    Preliminary Considerations

    • The Family Members

      • Total number of family members

      • Ages of family members

        • Adults

        • Children

          • Preschool, school age, teenage, college age

      • Family activities

        • Occupation

        • School activities

        • Leisure activities


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    Preliminary Considerations

    • The Budget

      • Total Amount of Money Available

      • Size of House Desired

      • Level of Trim Wanted

      • House Amenities


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    Designing by Areas

    • Service area

      • Garage

      • Laundry or Utility Room (mud room)

        • Sometimes located in the sleeping area

      • Kitchen

      • Informal Kitchen Eating Area (nook)

      • Storage

      • Mechanical

        • Sometimes located in another area


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    Designing by Areas

    • Sleeping Area

      • Master Bedroom

      • Secondary Bedrooms

      • Bathrooms

      • Closets

      • Storage

      • Mechanical

        • (sometime located here for convenience)


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    Designing by Areas

    • Living Area

      • Entry Area

      • Formal Living Room

      • Informal Living Room (Family Room)

      • Dining Room

      • Closets

      • Special Designations

        • Office, Den, Media Room, Entertainment Center, Music Room, Library, etc.


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    Designing by Areas

    • General Shapes

    • Put Together in Various Forms

      • Rectangular

      • “L” Shaped

      • “C” Shaped

      • Angled

      • Rounded


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    Designing by Areas

    • Diagrams Are Freehand Sketches—See Samples Below


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