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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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