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Jun 30

Architecture – House models designed by me

Provide plot length x width, number of bedrooms, and other requirements. I can design new sketchy floor plans in 20-30 minutes for ANY plot size (if I do not have one ready designed). Precise drawings and complete projects (fully-dimensioned floor plans, elevations, 3D design, etc), can be done in few days. See services and prices.
Please specify if you need a sketch plan or a complete project, due of many contacting for free sketches, you are advised to not waste me more than 30 min, so I can give more attention to paying people. Note for India customers.

What would be better for YOU than a house designed specially for YOU?
I offer design services over internet for customers everywhere in the world!

Are you student looking to download free AutoCAD .DWG files? Go on BiblioCAD.com and download what other people have uploaded there. Do not ask me for .DWG files because I am not giving MY projects for free.

Home for JUN

3D house design front view House for JUN (Philippines) 3D house design back view

Do you dream a 4 bedroom house but you own just 70 sqm land? No problem at Teoalida Design! My client’s property was 4.7 × 15.2 meters north-facing in a rural area and I designed a masterpiece in terms of space efficiency, 88 sqm floor area, plus car park and roof terrace. The client wanted a minimalist modern style without decorations, the 3D design is ugly in my opinion, but he was happy. Made in December 2013.

Terrace Modern 300+ sqm

Luxury house design in 6-meter frontage, 4-storey terraced house, which works also as semi-detached house. 5 bedrooms, of which 4 have en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, big family room on fourth floor and a smaller one on third floor, roof terrace, private lift and swimming pool. Do you want more luxury features? With 144 and 192 sqm land plots, max possible density is 52 houses / hectare. Inspired from Singapore! (here even rich families own just one car).
Designed in February 2011 for artistic purpose (no customer). Notice how I mixed each 3-color group (red-green-blue / yellow-cyan-magenta)?

Terrace Modern housing complex, street view Terrace Modern House floor plan Terrace Modern housing complex, aerial view

 

Home for Shwan (Iraq)

Shwan from Iraq was one of my first paying customers. I provided a high-detailed, fully-dimensioned architecture drawings, elevation and cross section, and as he wanted, I “delivered” in PDF format 6 sheets for printing on A4 paper.
Credits to customer for the idea of Arab-style floor plan, very different compared with the styles that I was familiarized with (he provided me a scanned paper with a shitty sketch and I converted it into a beautiful by-law drawing). Designed in June 2013.
Photo of his home from May 2014. He slightly deviated from my project, to make the facade more massive by Arab standards.

House for Shwan (Iraq) Shwan's House

 

Terrace Classic 250+ sqm

Luxury multi family housing complex, 3-storey terraced houses with basement parking and neoclassic facade, which works also as semi-detached houses. 4 spacious bedrooms, all with attached bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, family room in basement and private lift.
This, together with Semi-Detached Mixed, were first houses from 2010 era, designed for artistic purpose.

One year later I decided to continue the project, by arranging the houses in a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. Complex size: 100 x 135 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare. House design inspired from Singapore!

Terrace Classic housing complex, street view Terrace Classic house floor plan, 4 floors, 4 bedrooms, lift Terrace Classic housing complex, aerial view

 

Home for Jhanice

For this client owning a 80 sqm lot in a subdivision, I designed a masterpiece in terms of space efficiency but also in my favorite architectural style, townhouse-like with 2 firewalls, 93 sqm floor area, 3 bedrooms which are more spacious than typical rooms in this country, plus car park. Made in July 2014.

3D house design front view House for Jhanice (Philippines) 3D house design back view

 

Shotgun house, narrow semi-detached house

Shotgun house is originating from New Orleans and common in south states from 1830s to 1920s, single-story, 3-4 meters wide and 20+ meters long, having 3-5 rooms in row, entrances in the endmost rooms and no hallways. They can be found both detached and semi-detached (double barrel shotgun house).
In August 2014 I got a customer in Nigeria who wanted to build 2 units of semi-detached in 16 meter wide land… I proposed him a floor plan inspired from American shotgun homes, improved with hallways, 4 bedrooms in a house measuring just 5 meters wide and 26 meters long!
Customer said that will come back in a week and pay for complete project… but never happened. 2-bedroom version made in 2015 after someone else request.

Shotgun Home 2 bed Shotgun Home 4 bed

Split-level house 150 sqm

Example of split-level home with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, and minimum of hallways, being 7 meters wide is probably a good home plan for narrow lots with 10 meters frontage.
I made this house for a friend in 2011, it was inspired by a real house that I visited several years ago, for my customer I improved it by adding en-suite bath and balcony.

Split-level home with 3 bedrooms and garage Split-level home with 3 bedrooms and garage Split-level home with 3 bedrooms and garage

Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm

In Dec 2012 I made a sketch for a filipino customer with 24 x 14 meters plot intended to build 4 units of townhouses with 3 bedrooms. For publishing on website I redesigned smaller to show you how is possible to build 3-bedroom townhouse with carport in only 60 sqm land (5 x 12 m) for each unit!
NOT suitable as single family home on 5-meter wide plots, a column will be needed in other side of carport too, reducing carport width to 250 cm, cars are growing and even compact cars like Toyota Corolla are now 180 cm wide, so you could not open doors. Houses built in pairs will have 5.4 meter wide carport, leaving 120 cm between cars and 30 cm between each car and wall.

Townhouse for Philippines Townhouse for Philippines, 3-bedroom Townhouse for Philippines

I also tried a single-storey version, inspired from this house, smallest and shittest house plan I ever saw!

In Nov 2013 I designed a 4-bedroom house for JUN supposedly having a 5x14m land. Then he realized that his land size is 4.7m wide and we had to try a different layout. I turned the original sketch into a 3D artistic project, beside that I designed 3 additional floor plans in various sizes… and compiled all 5 house plans in a single image!

Townhouse floor plan 4-bedroom townhouse for Philippines, 80 sqm

A common problem in Philippines is that many cheap houses use back-to-back typology, suffer from poor ventilation and lacks a washing area. The townhouses designed by me (still back-to-back) feature lanai (courtyard?) at back so cross-ventilation is possible.

 

Terrace Airwells 250 sqm

Medium-luxury 3-storey terrace housing development with 4/5 bedrooms plus family room and an extra maid room / guest room at first floor, postmodernist facades, gabled roof with 1:2 pitch, gross floor area 230-250 sqm, balcony above car porch (I do not know why, but this good feature is a rarely seen) and swimming pool. Arranged in clusters of 32 houses, they form a perfect rectangle 120 by 60 metres between street axes.
Inspired from Singapore and Malaysia! Designed in November 2010 for artistic purpose.

Terrace Airwells housing, aerial view Terrace Airwells, semi-detached versions, street view
Terrace Airwells house floor plan, 3 floors, 5-6 bedrooms

 

Single-story semi-detached 50 sqm

The land is cheap in small cities of Brazil and many people are poor so they build low-cost housing in single-story layout, usually semi-detached, that cover less than half of land area. Is common to see people expanding their houses until cover entire lot… I designed a 50 square meters 2-bedroom house similar with their houses… suitable for numerous other countries too.

Candidate for deletion… will be deleted after designing a new, better single-storey house in 3D
Semi-Detached house floor plan with 2 bedrooms Semi-Detached house with 2 bedrooms

 

House for my own family

House for 3-generation family with granny flatThis is a modern remade of the house proposed by me when I was 12 years old, for my family of 5 (me, parents and grandparents), when decided to go living on land, this is why it feature a “granny flat” on the ground floor and 3-bedroom unit at upper floors (space for one more child), with separate entrances joined in an entry hall, plus garage.
Original design had the floor plan partially flipped to reduce costs, garage under bedrooms and bathroom near kitchens, so a single vertical pipe served all 5, and it did not included furniture planning. Notice that at that age I had a fashion to make symmetrical houses with central balconies and to place as many rooms as possible to street facade.
The dream never came true… high land prices forced us to continue living in our two apartments.

 

European Houses 90-200+ sqm

In March 2012 I redesigned 2 of my earliest house designs, Semi-Detached and Quadruplex-Terraced (can be seen in Housing Archive), done originally in 2010. At same time I designed European Apartments.

2/3-bedroom Terraced Mixed Housing, 2 floors, 21x10m buildings containing 4 dwelling units and one common parking per a row of 4 buildings to provide 1 parking lot per house. Having 40 meters between alleys and 120 meters between parking lanes, results a typical density of 66.67 houses per hectare.

3-bedroom Terraced Housing, 2 floors, 6x10m, 48 meters minimal distance between streets, to give a minimal 4 meters backyard (3D design shows 6 meters backyard, most houses of Europe have much longer, 10-20 meters backyards, I hate such waste of land!), max possible density 69.44 houses per hectare.

4-bedroom Semi-Detached Housing, 2 floors, 6×12 m (8m lot frontage), let’s say 6 meters backyard, results a max density of 44.64 houses per hectare.

6-bedroom Semi-Detached Housing, 3 floors 6x14m…

At least the first two are common especially in United Kingdom and Ireland but also in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, etc.
Further research revealed that most of terraced houses in Europe have living room at rear, kitchen at front and entrance in a hallway beside kitchen. Maybe some day I will redesign them.


Malaysia single-storey houses

Designed in early 2014, posted in May 2014. Such house layouts with central living room and no hallways are popular all around South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc). Design inspired from Malaysia but not following the laws of this country (in Malaysia you need to keep 6 meter street setback from any street line).

Rumah teres 3 bilik tidur Rumah berkembar 2-3-4 bilik tidur Rumah teres 3-4 bilik tidur
Rumah banglo 3 bilik tidur Rumah banglo 3 bilik tidur Rumah banglo 5 bilik tidur

 

Malaysia two-storey houses

In early 2012 I started being fascinated by Malaysian houses, and I designed for fun few houses, I published on website two best house plans in March 2012. I redesigned them in metric system in May 2014 and republished 4 terraced house styles.
Terraced houses with 4 bedrooms plus family room are most common house typology in Malaysia, houses with airwells are also common, typical frontages 6000 mm (almost 20 feet) and 6700 mm (22 feet).

Rumah teres 3 bilik tidur 110 meter persegi Rumah teres 4 bilik tidur 160 meter persegi Rumah teres 4 bilik tidur 130 meter persegi Rumah teres 4 bilik tidur 170 meter persegi

 

Philippines single-storey houses

Designed in early 2014, at the minimum room size allowed by law: bedroom 2 m wide / 6 sqm area, bathroom 1.2 m wide (although the law allow 0.9 m wide but using toilet would be uncomfortable). If you’re lucky and able to afford a bigger lot, I can enlarge these houses or design bigger houses for individual cases.
In this country, the term Bungalow define a single-storey house, NOT a detached house with any number of floors, like in the rest of Asia.

Philippines Bungalows

 

Philippines double-storey houses

Many lots in Philippines are 8 meter wide, and setbacks are 1.5 m in front and side and 2 m at rear. So if you want a single detached house, you can build 5 meters wide house, like these samples for 80 and 100 sqm plots. However for lots smaller than 120 sqm people choose to build attached houses (with firewall). Designed in early 2013, redesigned and colored in February 2015.

Philippines Single Detached Houses

 

Philippines Squarish Series

During 2013 I has been contacted by at least 5 people looking for ideas for their squarish land plots, sized like 10×10, 10×12, 12×12, 12×14 meters, etc. I designed 5 slightly similar sketches for various people and now I am presenting here the best two of them… plus an ultra compact home (73 sqm) done for fun (no specific customer) in March 2014.

3-bedroom house for Philippines, 73 sqm 3-bedroom house for Philippines, 100 sqm 4-bedroom house for Philippines, 104 sqm

 

Luxury Semi-Detached houses 240 & 340 sqm

The biggest house in my portfolio was Terrace Modern, which was weird since terrace houses are usually for lower-class people, so I designed a new, over 300 sqm Semi-Detached house in mid-2011.

Semi-Detached Luxury House
Luxury house with 5 bedrooms, all with attached bathroom, plus family room and maid room, private lift and swimming pool. I may add balconies for the main 4 bedrooms, and columns. Gross floor area 340 sqm (7×16 m), 10 meters frontage. Inspired from Malaysia!

 

 

Semi-Detached Deep House
The road pattern in old areas of Singapore created some 40 meters deep housing lots. This floor plan made in march 2012 would be suitable for them (today, typical lots are 25 meters depth (with setback 7.5 meters at front and 2 meters at back). Gross floor area 240 sqm (6×20 m).
However I saw that longest terraced house is 20 meters deep (Eastwood) and longest semi-detached is 26 meters deep (Serangoon Gardens), I will appreciate if anybody can give me clues about floorplan of these superlong houses!

What theme to use for 3D design?
I may inspire from the winner of the Most beautiful houses poll, so VOTE!!
I already planned a 3D design for first one, but now after designing second one I’m doubt what to do. What if I combine these 2 houses in a Semi-Detached Deep Luxury house, 7×20 m, 3 floors, 6 bedrooms? Would be 420 sqm!
Do I should design a 500+ sqm bungalow too?

Quarter-Detached house

Quarter detached houses are common in Malaysia, I saw their 2-storey 4-bedroom houses and this gave me idea to design this in March 2011, right after finishing Terrace Modern. But I aimed for higher density housing so I made an unique 3-storey with 3 bedrooms, that I have never seen in any country, reaching 69 units per hectare, a record for non-terraced housing. Then I designed the 5-bedroom counterpart.
I had a feeling that it is the worst house design ever made by me so abandoned the idea, but in January 2012 I revived it and improved the design. Due of staircase position, the single way to get natural light was from above, so I replaced traditional hipped roof with a terrace. The result…

Quarter-Detached house plan Quarter-Detached housing

Low-cost High-Density Housing 60-100 sqm

These house drawings are inspired from Latin America, more exactly from the Mexico social housing (casas de interes social), which are probably the densest legally-built (no slums) houses in the world, reaching up to 150 houses per hectare. Most of their houses are built with 2 bedrooms (or fewer) to be cheap, but many owners consider them too small and expanded them in front and upwards, sometimes reaching 4 floors. I designed in <strong>2010</strong> 4 styles of High-Density housing, however, my designs are bigger than original Mexico ones, in which the bedrooms are just 3 by 3 meters.

Terraced houses, 3 meters narrow frontage and 12 meters depth, 72 sqm floor area, very similar with Mexico ones which are 60 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.

Terraced houses, 3 meters frontage and 12 meters long Terraced house floor plan, 3 meters frontage and 12 meters long

Quarter-Detached houses, 5 meters width and 10 meters depth, 69.5 sqm floor area, very similar with Mexico ones which are 55 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.

Quarter-Detached houses, 5 meters wide and 10 meters long Quarter-Detached house floor plan, 5 meters wide and 10 meters long

Back-to-Back Terraced houses with courtyards, 6 meters frontage and 10 meters depth, 96 sqm floor area, this layout is an own version never seen in Mexico, it have better land coverage, also bathroom as well as stairwell have window! So it is the best version in my opinion. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.

Back-to-Back houses, 6 meters wide and 10 meters long Back-to-Back house floor plan, 6 meters wide and 10 meters long

Cluster Terraced housing, an upscale version, 4 meters width and 10 meters depth, 80 sqm, and 6 meters width 120 sqm on endings. Somewhat similar with Mexico ones which are usually 65 sqm and have parking either in front of house or at end of street. This one hardly allows upwards extension.

Cluster terraced houses, 4-6 meters wide and 10 meters long Cluster terraced house floor plan, 4-6 meters wide and 10 meters long

Detached housing, further research revealed that the attached houses that are common in Asia are disappreciated in Mexico. They want “totally individual houses” even if are less than 1 meter apart. Such houses have usually 1 bedroom in front and 2 on back. I made my own version, L-shaped house, 100 sqm 3 bedrooms of which 2 enjoy privacy by facing to front! SMART? Semi-detached possible!
Designed in late 2012, while the above ones are from December 2010.

Detached houses, 5 meters wide and 12 meters long Detached house floor plan, 5 meters wide and 12 meters long

Also see: High-Density Apartments, posted in the Apartment Design page.

American home 240 sqm / 360 sqm land

American houseI do not enjoy United States architecture very much and or the american lifestyle, but I still wanted to complete my collection with an american style home.
Typical home are 3 to 5 bed, 2000 square feet in average, no idea if the numbers include garage, but is a fashion to have 2/3-car garage per house. The housing density is low as 10- max 15 homes per hectare, but because many homes are single-story, 12 m wide or even wider, numerous rooms are facing side walls, invading privacy of neighbors as the homes are only 3 meters each other I have no idea if americans enjoy living in such neighborhoods.
I improved the typical american home by making a home plan only 8 meters frontage and still… I succeeded to put 4 bedrooms facing either front of back of home, no more privacy problems, also all baths have windows!
3D design… maybe after an american will review my floorplan, I think that living-dining area should be reconfigured better.

Narrow Luxury Bungalow 256 sqm

Compact design bungalow… having 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 en-suite bathrooms, all in only 8 meters frontage! 16m depth (20m depth with proposed balconies) Designed in January 2012, was not made for a specific customer. House design inspired from the affluent neighborhoods of Brazil!

Narrow Bungalow, 8 meters wide, 5 bedrooms

 

VERY Narrow Bungalow 180 sqm

My customer asked for a house design narrow as 5 meters and long as crazy is possible. Because his land in countryside measures 50+ meters long and 7-10 meters wide. I was impressed myself by the floor plan and asked permission to post on website. Project put on hold until husband return from overseas.
Note that in South Asia the meaning of term bungalow is a detached single-family house regardless of number of floors, and it is seen as status symbol, being the highest form of housing available. This is different compared with United States where bungalow means single-storey house and is often associated with poor people.
I though that this definition apply for Philippines too. No, they use american definition.

Narrow bungalow, 5 meters wide, 4 bedrooms

 

Square house 180 sqm

This 10×10 meters house made in 2010 is one of the initial series of 6 houses made for hobby. Original idea was to use a symmetrical Neoclassic theme… but was ugly. I redesigned it in 2011, now in a more beautiful asymmetric theme.

Square house plan Square house 3D

 

Single-storey square houses

Simple home floor plans which look good also from mathematical point of view, with 10 cm thick internal and 15 cm thick external wall made all rooms to be a multiple of 50 cm.

Candidate for deletion. Too simple design.
Simple house floor plan

 

Arabian house

This is the finished and colored version of the sketches proposed to a customer from Iraq in April 2014.

Arab house

 

Tiny houses for 40 sqm lots

Tiny 2-bedroom house

 

India terraced houses

Compared with the business success in Philippines and rest of world, for India I have designed dozens of “30-min sketches” customers who were thankful for sketch but did not wanted to proceed to detailed drawings (or wanted but refused to PAY for service), or never replied after emailing the sketch, not even a “thank you” for the FREE help offered.

Now I selected 3 of these sketches, with one, two and three floors, improved and colored them, and published there:
In late 2012 an owner of a 22 x 50 feet land, appreciated the layout of ”A different terraced house”, and asked me to resize and design with imperial system. I post here the 3BHK house shortened with 5 feet. All bathrooms have window. Notice the SMART position of lower floor toilet? 5-foot road reserve space, 4-foot corridors, 1-meter wide staircase, to comply with India building code.
In 2014 another customer with 13 feet wide land, this time from Pakistan, I turned the apparently impossible project into a spacious 3BHK house spreading on 3 floors. By removing carport and lowering drawing room, it can be a 4BHK house.
And a small single-storey 2BHK house, redesigned in 25×40 ft land.

25 by 40 house for India 22 by 45 house for India 13 by 50 house for Pakistan

Designing a house in India is more difficult than in other countries, due of Vastu shastra, east and west-facing lots cannot use same floor plan. 6 billion people outside India never heard of Vaastu and are happy, half of India population of 1 billion people is superstitious so need a house according Vaastu rules. Pretty stupid, isn’t?

History

I design apartment buildings since 2008, landed houses I (re)started to design in 2010.
Originally I published 3D models and floor plans of 5 impressive housing complexes and 1 single-family home (designed for myself, you can call this hobby, fun or art), then I was surprised that the single family home was the most clicked. In 2011 a friend requested me to do a project for him, and now I announce that… I offer architecture design services for anyone in the world!
The hobby became also a business, a flow of customers started in 2012. Until that, I was posting every house I designed. In one year I has been contacted by over 100 people, but 90% of them are not interested in detailed plans or 3D design, they just need consultation and are happy with a schematic floor plan.
Publishing on website all the hundreds schemes that I designed would overload the website with low-quality designs, am I right? A spontaneous-made drawing in 30 minutes is not always an efficient house layout. Sometimes I recycle the sketch done for a specific customer, I do some modifications, finish it and publish it on website as hobby/artistic project.

Statistics: most downloaded house plans.

Some people may suggest to organize the website in separate posts for every house plan, and tag them like India-style, 2-storey, 3-bedroom, 100-200 sqm, modern house, etc, so we can filter them, like in a Blog.
However, I DISAGREE, this system can be used only if I have large number of projects finalized including 3D design, and will encourage people to serve themselves and steal my works, then where the “services and prices” should be shown? Showing on a single page few houses in different architectural styles plus prices may encourage people to contact me and eventually turn into customers.
Probably there are already too many houses on website and would be better to keep only the BEST of them.

Floor plans style – black, white, multicolored background?

Poll closed in Dec 2014. I already decided in June 2014 to go with multicolor idea but color the rooms instead of furniture, and don’t use the awful green. This will not look childish, hope you like it! Additionally I decided to add dimensions in meters instead of millimeters and few more changes.
I kept the poll opened and as you can see people approved my choice.

Black floor plans were designed in 2008-2013, I will convert all them to colorful style when I have free time.

Poll 1 Poll 2

Pricing & terms of service

Consultation is FREE
Including a 30-min rough sketch, non-editable PNG screenshot, to propose you few floor plan ideas
If you want a precise floor plan in PDF / DWG format, price is $50-100.

Complete project: $50-100 × rooms
Fully-dimensioned floor plan, elevations, sections, 3D, done carefully and error-free
in PDF / DWG to be submitted to building permit and contractor / builder

100$ × no of rooms for first world (Singapore, Europe, United States, Australia, etc)
75$ × no of rooms for second-world (Malaysia, Thailand, Latin America, Middle East to Maroc, South Africa, etc)
50$ × no of rooms for third-world (India, Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Africa, etc)

Rooms counted are bedrooms, living room, study room, but not kitchen and smaller rooms.
Example: for Bungalow-5x18m with 4 bedrooms + living room + family room, in Philippines, standard price will be $300.
However, we can negotiate, different customers request a different amount of drawings. For multi-family houses and apartment blocks I do not have yet a fixed price formula, you are invited to ask for quotation.

Procedure of the house design service

Contact via email (address is in banner image at top of page), or leave a comment at bottom of page, or for fastest communication use the LIVE CHAT in bottom-left of screen.

FIRST, you need to provide land dimensions (length × width, NOT only square meters, 10×12 m and 6×20 m are both 120 sqm but require different planning), and how many rooms do you want (single-family homes) or how many rooms per apartment (multi-family buildings).
Depending by your country and plot dimensions, I may ask you additional questions (such as if you want to be detached house or build on property line, setback requirements, etc).
Alternatively you can choose one of pre-made house models shown on website and tell me what to change for you.
Or, provide your own sketch (can be made in Paint or pencil drawing) and I will convert it into a professional drawing.

Takes max 30 minutes to design “first sketch” at ANY dimension you need and send you a PNG preview (example).
Usually takes less because I have plenty of sketches done for previous customers and is easy to modify one and make it at your requested dimension. May take more if other people solicit me at same time.
This “30-min first sketch” is usually “not good”, but is needed to understand your requirements and give you chance to suggest changes.
Due of numerous BAD customers who are not patient on chat, or never reply when I email the sketch, I am drawing first sketch as fast is possible, often not at scale and not error-free. So, if you are serious, please reply and provide few comments about the first sketch, then I will make a second sketch with greater care…

After first sketch, we should agree about payment, if you want a complete project (fully-dimensioned floor plan, elevations, sections, 3D design, etc), or want only a floor plan, in PDF or DWG format.

If you do not pay, have no money, not yet decided, I will not charge you money for “first sketch” BUT please do not waste additional time asking for another sketch or revisions, as did THIS indian.
If you pay, you may not like have your project delayed due of a non-paying customer asking re-re-revision of his sketch.

I provide first sketch for free, because I need to prove that I design buildings, as some people confuse my personal website with the websites who just collect house images from random websites. Also I love to PRACTICE, to be challenged to make the best layout for small plots of land.

I suggest to pay $50 after doing first sketch if you are serious, in this case I will do additional sketches and let you to choose the best one, or a combination of them. Then, I give you some time to review the sketches with your family if needed and suggest additional changes, then you should get back to me when you are ready… I can think again your project, redraw floor plan according laws, add elevations, sections, also 3D design.  You can pay remaining money after finishing drawing, before sending final PDF, or also pay in stages, 30% for floorplan (after initial sketch) 30% for elevations, 40% for 3D design.

after paying all I can still revise the drawings free of charge until you are 100% satisfied.


Pay




Do not pay in advance! Start with a free consultation to get confirmation that I can do your project.

How long takes

I use AutoCAD for both floor plan drawing and 3D model. I know that 3D Studio Max can make better 3D renders but I love AutoCAD.
The floor plans and 3D models published on website are samples intending for viewing only, for educational purposes for students and also for families dreaming to build their own home, to show you for how big land you should look to purchase.

Designing a floor plan at correct scale, with furniture in correct position, dimensions, etc. takes 1-2 hours, but require few more hours of study and mental effort. They are optimized for on-screen viewing, at low resolution to discourage stealing (20 pixels per meter, 32 / 40 pixels per meter for pre-2013 designs), and colored to be understood by people with no skills. They are NOT intended to be used in construction or submitted to government for building permit. For this, detailed drawings will be provided, in PDF format optimized for printing at any resolution you want. Usually I provide drawings with NO colors on background, as seen in Shwan house.

Designing fully-dimensioned floor plan, elevations, section, etc takes 10-20 hours, this job involve a lot of communication with the customer to ask for additional details. Usually take few days, but one project took few weeks because of email-only communication and slow replies.

Designing a 3D model takes from 3-4 hours in case of JUN’s house to 100 hours in case of Trianon Palace with its high-detail geometry.

Important!

I get often contacted by people not very interested in my services, who are happy with just a sketch and are not interested in paying for complete service… people who are not ready to build the house or people who are undecided, so they do not need my full service, some people promise that when they are ready will get back to me and pay for the full project, but never get back. Such people can be forgotten.

If you are really interested in my services, and I accidentally forgotten you, just contact me again. I do not enjoy re-emailing people to ask if you are ready / still interested in my services.

If you like my floor plan but have architect/designer to do complete project, you should contact me and I will sell you any of floor plans displayed on website, in editable .DWG file for $50-100. This may save some time of your designer. But don’t forget that for the same price I can also offer a custom unique floor plan made specially for you!
If you are able to pay your designer but do not intend to pay me as well, DO NOT solicit my services, go from start to your designer.

Funny case: I do the FREE 30-min sketch, the customer likes it, then when we negotiate price for the construction drawings, he say that cannot pay because he have no money and is just helping his mom / brother / cousin / boss, to find a good floor plan. But hey, you do not need to pay for first sketch! Instead, you should tell about me to your family, so when they are ready to build their home, to come at me for the final construction drawings.

Note for INDIA customers

Avoid contacting me if you cannot PAY for services offered!
Do you think that is ethical to…

– To contact me via chat and request a house plan (which takes 20-30 min to design) but quit the chat after 5 min?
– To contact via email but never reply when I email you the house plan I designed for you? Because meantime you found on another website a ready-designed house plan, thus no longer interested in MY service to design your house?
– To abuse the “free sketch” intending to pay someone else for full project? You should pay BOTH me and him, otherwise don’t disturb me!
– To promise to pay $200 for complete project in PDF or DWG format, then after doing “first sketch without dimensions”, when you need to pay $50 as initial payment, invent a funny excuse to not pay, run away with sketch because you don’t need complete project or 3D design and the $200 was a LIE to get a free floor plan, OR you are not satisfied and ask re-re-revision of the sketch, beyond 30-minute limit of FREE service, solicit to add dimensions, waste MY time, then insult me for wasting YOUR time without sending the drawing for FREE?

There is NO obligation to satisfy you for FREE! I provide first sketch for free, because I need to prove that I design buildings, as some people confuse my personal website with the websites who just collect house images from random websites. Architecture is always a PAID service.

From India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and surrounding countries, lots of non-customers who are “just browsing” contact me, wasting my time doing unnecessary free sketches for people that never turn into paying customers. See BAD indian customers!
For your info: in the rest of world, people are browsing for house ideas look at the sample plans available on website, then contact me ONLY if they need me to design a new house, and some of them paying to design complete project!

You may think that asking a 30-minute sketch for FREE is no problem, but designing 100 sketches for various Indian customers without getting a single one paying, IS A PROBLEM, compared with other countries, where out of 10 sketches, 1 is paying for complete project.

Respect to people from other countries who, if have no money, DO NOT solicit me making a new design, for example I got this message from Philippines “Hi I just want to ask if you already make layout for 32 SQM approx. 2 storey? I dont have money to ask for making a layout, so I just hope that you have already made layout. Thank you in advance.

 

Given by numerios BAD experiences with indians, what I should do?

Keep wasting 30 minutes with each person, offer consultation and floor plan sketch for FREE, who wants more should PAY. Maybe out of 100 people, 1 will pay for a full project.
Ask $50 BEFORE doing any sketch. PAY or go away, don’t waste my time! (there is UNLIKELY to get a paying customer in this way, people do not pay in advance)
Don’t reply to anyone on chat or email coming from India, or reply that I don’t offer services for India. We all know, Indians NEVER PAY, does not worth wasting time with 100 people to get 1 paying customer.
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  1. May

    Hi. can you do a complete architectural design including floor plans/elevations/sections,etc. for a single storey rowhouse here in Philippines? It will be a 4 unit apartment, 1 bedroom 1 toilet, kitchen and living room for each unit. Just a simple design.. Size of each unit is 5×5 square meters. Thanks. and hope to hear from you..

    1. Teoalida

      Yes I can do complete architectural drawings… as I did for JUN and Jhanice seen on page.
      But first tell me total land dimensions, are you sure that 5×5 is optimum size? http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/one-room.png
      Then I am SAD for the families who cannot afford more than 25 sqm. For a normal family the minimum should be 2 bedroom, about 40 sqm.
      How many people do you think that will live in each house? What would be the rent or sale price?

  2. Van

    Hi There,

    I just want to inquire how much will it cost me if you will design my dream 1 storey family house.
    Planned Floor Area: 135.0 sq.m.
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 2
    Lot Size: 292.0 sq.m.
    1 Garage Bays

    Thank you in advance to your help.

    Regards,
    Van

    1. Teoalida

      Didn’t you see on previous comments and also at top of page, that you need to provide length and width of the land if you want to design a new house for you?
      Without length and width, I can only tell to look at my past projects… nearly square http://www.teoalida.com/design/Semi-Detached-House-54-91-107sqm.png or long and narrow http://www.teoalida.com/design/Shotgun-House.png
      Price for complete project with elevations, sections and 3D design will be 250 USD.

  3. mae

    Good day,I have 80sq meters lot length 10meters width 8meters..what design would you recommend 2 story house 1 bedroom and 1 cr together wtih the kitchen and dinning on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms at the upper storey, I will utilize the space firewall at the back & right side.

    1. Teoalida

      Lots with bigger width than depth are not favorable. And if there is only 3 bedrooms in the house, putting one on lower floor will make living room extremely small. I suggest either 3 bedrooms on upper floor, either 3 bedrooms on upper floor plus 1 in lower floor. If you want only 2 bedrooms at upper floor then how do you cover rest of space? open terrace?

      You left an INVALID EMAIL. The only GOOD part is that I didn’t wasted time designing a sketch that I cannot send you!
      I tried to email you above question and email bounced back, you checked to be notified via email if someone reply at comment, but with invalid email you won’t be notified.

  4. c.p.flora betzi

    Sir,

    Width 28 length 35 Pl send us 3 bedroom sketch ground floor 1 bed room 1 hall 1 kitchen and dining call 1st floor 2 bed room and attached bath

    1. Teoalida

      This is a quick modification of another sketch: http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/28ft.png
      One bedroom at ground floor makes living-dining ridiculous small, What do you suggest? I suggest putting all 3 bedrooms on upper floor. Open space at front at back is OK, or you want also in a side? since the your land plot is big enough.
      Do you pay for fully-detailed floor plans, elevations, 3D design, etc as required for building permit, or just needing a floor plan sketch for ideas?

      1. Teoalida

        This was another indian time-waster who leave comment then NEVER REPLY after emailing him twice.
        Probably left similar comments on 10 other sites and someone gave him a suitable sketch faster than me.

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    Keep up the great writing.

  6. christopher

    good day sir,i have 100sqm lot 10m x10m.what design would you recommend for me for 2storey house that has 3bedroom with toilet in master room and car garage and fire wall at the rightside..thank you and more power

    1. Teoalida

      What come in my mind is a combination between http://www.teoalida.com/design/Squarish-House-100sqm.png and http://www.teoalida.com/design/Detached-House-55-80sqm.png, L-shaped with carport in opposite side of the firewall.

      Do you want fully-detailed floor plans, elevations, 3D design, etc, as required for building permit, or just needing a floor plan sketch for ideas?

  7. christopher

    wow very nice,fantastic floor plan..i would loved if you do the fully detailed floor plans for the 3+1 bedroom with carport and firewall..thank you very much for

    1. Teoalida

      How much do you pay for complete project? Actually the price formula is public on page, $50 x number of rooms = $200 for you. But first… I invite you for a live chat and let’s explore alternative options and decide rest of details, to make a house for you unique and better than the samples shown on page.
      PS: you did not saw the floor plans shown on website before leaving comment? Do you browse with images and chat turned off?

  8. Iqrar ahmad

    Good ideas

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