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How to Design Your Own Home

How to Design Your Own Home
Hello, my name is Elias and I'm the professional architect and team member of architecturecourses.org. I love teaching people how to design their own houses free of charge. It's easy, fun, and anyone with a little passion for design can do it. You can design as much of your home as you want without the help of an architect. I will guide you through the whole process step by step. This section is a set of complete instruction sets from A to Z. Design Elements - This course is about design elements. Design Principles - This section is about the principles of design and house designing. Remaining Full Course List for Design:

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Plansheet "The Long Thin House" Click on the plan or elevation for a larger image. Features The Long Thin house was designed for a standard rectangular urban lot and has 2 bedrooms and 1080 square feet. All of the spaces have vaulted ceilings which contribute to their spaciousness. Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales When we first saw Rich Messer and Ann Dowden’s home built using bales made from laundry detergent boxes (which can’t be recycled because they’re coated in wax), set on a foundation made from bales of postconsumer PVC trash (toys, laundry baskets, shampoo bottles) we thought it was brilliant. Through the years, that snug little house—which looks just like a straw bale—has remained one of my favorites. I love to see people’s reactions when they realize the house is made from garbage. It seems so logical—such a natural use of an abundant unnatural resource. Yet the idea is just now starting to catch on.

Cheap (Potentially Free) To Build Houses Theoretically, you could build any house for free, especially in a model such as the resource-based economy that participants in the Zeitgeist movement propose. Realistically, a dwelling could only be built for free to the degree that it was made from local materials. Therefore any design that involves imported materials will very likely have some level of financial (and ecological) cost attached to it in most instances, though as we will see throughout this chapter this is not necessarily so, as we can often use the detritus of industrialised society to produce the sustainable homes of the future.

Tiny House Journal Grant's Tarleton Grant McComb from Hillsboro, New Hampshire just finished building his own tiny house from Jay Shafer’s plans. He says, it turned out wonderful and I’ve been living in it for about 2 weeks now. Gallery - Superbox Shelter Documenting a personal quest for non-toxic housing. Superbox As the advocates of the brief High Tech design movement of the 1980s -and the Eameses 40 years before them- well demonstrated, there is much practical potential in the creative reuse of industrial products in the application of housing. This was a natural area of exploration for me because industrial structures have always tended to be made with far more robust materials than is typical of housing and, as a result, make extensive use of non-toxic steel, aluminum, and concrete.

House Plan #888-7 Important Information All sales on house plans and customization/modifications are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process. All house plans from Houseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed. How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! The video shows the strength of a mud filled plastic bottle. When you make a clay brick, the time and energy used right from mixing the clay to baking it in the kiln and taking into account the firewood used for that, you will see that the bottle brick is far more energy-efficient. The technology also reduces the carbon emission that happens during the baking of an ordinary brick .

green screen house by hideo kumaki architect office aug 29, 2013 green screen house by hideo kumaki architect office green screen house by hideo kumaki architect officeall images courtesy of yukinori okamura and mayuko ebina

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