Thursday, March 17, 2016

Foursquare style house

  The recent project was designed in 2015. The hallmarks of the building include an elements of Prairie home designs and Craftsman style therefore it also could subsumed to Foursquare house style.
  The American Foursquare is an American house style popular from the mid-1890s to the late 1930s. By using the most popular elements of Prairie school style and Craftsman design, these one, two and three story plans offer the advantage of being instantly at home in most any setting.  It is common knowledge that  Prairie home designs are characterized by strong horizontal lines with wide porches and low-pitched hipped roofs.
  The basement  contained a large natural convection furnace. There also laundry, storage rooms and utility rooms equipped with appliances for washing and other domestic work.The main floor showcases an open layout in which the dining room and kitchen open to one another. On the opposite side, great room and wide porch with a view of the forest. The upper level has an amenity filled owners’ suite has a deep walk-in closet and large bathroom. There are also 3 more bedrooms and balconies on this level.
  Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities. Large tracts of these homes exist in older urban neighborhoods, particularly streetcar suburbs, but the design was used everywhere.
  Preformed concrete piles were constructed on the site by reason of landslide soils which may be subject to plastic failure. Construction consist of three levels, also included a concrete retaining walls for strengthen the slope.The house was projected as the combination of monolithic concrete columns and masonry walls. Construction of the building began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2
Living Area: 2,030 sq.ft. 
Width: 50'
Depth: 44'

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alfresco cafe

  There are several sketches of cafe located near shopping center. The first structural version was designed with wood frame construction and wood decks. Decks shape and size should be consistent with the general lines of the building and should be positioned to function as part of the total structure. Also orientation for sun exposure and shade is particularly important in location of the deck. Roof framing was designed as light trusses and supposed to installed as complete units. In addition, use of roof trusses eliminates the need for interior bearing partitions and frequently results in more rapid installation of roof and ceiling framing. Also carved wood decor was used in exterior elevations.
  The next edition was designed with steel framing, glass, aluminium composite panels and gypsum wallboard is placed over metal studs. It stands to reason that gypsum board is a less expensive alternative to plaster, because it requires less labor, time and skill to install, but it still provides excellent fire-resistance and sound control.
  So far as is known, where space is not sufficient for a straight-line or parallel arrangement, the L-shape kitchen design is well suited to access several groups of equipment, and is adaptable for table service restaurants. It gives the ability to place more equipment in a smaller space. This aspect is of fundamental importance for design of interior and kitchen configuration.

 The first alternate design is becоme with a cost effective option and currently under construction.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Specialist shops

  The project of commercial building in suburb was designed for three specialist shops on each level. Many of these shops are part of larger groups, appealing to a particular sector of the population, and with very large marketing budgets to promote their own image.  It`s well known that each shop must differentiate itself from what is in many ways a similar product being sold in numerous other outlets, and the brand name is the primary method.
  On the main floor was placed a small traditional food shop, with counter service. As for many such shops have now changed to self-service for pre-packaged goods, and counter service for fresh meat, pastries etc.
  The second level was designed for cafe service;  with a limited menu, it is designed on traditional lines with the kitchen separate from the dining room. Items are prepared and cooked in a remote kitchen. Benefits include reduction of kitchen space (although servery and dishwashing areas remain the same), and lower labour costs.
  Upstairs,  the total retail space was designed for fashion boutique. Wheelchair access to all levels was designed with all requirements for accessibility and, in addition, environmental design should be broad enough overall and in detail to suit the widest practicable range of users, including most disabled people.
  The conventional steel frame of building is constructed with hot rolled section beams and columns in the form of a skeleton designed to support the whole of the imposed and dead loads of floors, external walling or cladding and wind pressure.   The arrangement of the columns is determined by the floor plans, horizontal and vertical circulation spaces and the requirements for natural light to penetrate the interior of the building. Also, the steel deck spans was designed across beams with reinforced concrete floor cast on steel deck.
  As all the services common to modern buildings may be housed within the structural depth, rather than being slung below the structural floor of a conventional frame above a suspended ceiling, there may well be less overall height of building for given clear height between finished floor and ceiling level.