What would be better FOR YOU than a house designed specially FOR YOU?
I offer design services for anyone in the world!
You can give land dimensions (length x width) and number of bedrooms… or choose one of pre-made projects, or give me a sketch and I will convert it into a professional drawing.
The price is $2 per sqm for detailed construction drawings, fully-dimensioned floor plans and elevations, but advices and floor plan sketches that can be done in 30 minutes, are FREE!
Paying customers get PDF, DWG, or whatever format you want. Non-paying customers get screenshots.
Architects and students in last years are invited for possible collaboration.
I design apartment buildings since 2008, landed houses I (re)started to design in 2010. I presented here 5 impressive housing complexes and 1 single-family home, then I was surprised that the single family home was the most clicked. Then a friend requested me to do a project for him, and now I announce that… I design houses for anyone in the world!
Terrace Modern 300+ sqm
Luxury 4-storey terraced house plan, 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?
Houses are 6 metres wide by 15 metres deep, sitting on 6/9 by 24 metres land. Max possible density: 52 houses / hectare. Notice how I mixed each 3-color group (red-green-blue / yellow-cyan-magenta)?
House design inspired from Singapore! (here even rich families own just one car)
Philippines Squarish Series – 100 sqm
I has been contacted by at least 5 people who own squarish lands 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.
House for Shwan (Iraq)
This was a PAID project… normally I do not publish customer projects on website, but this customer told me that I can post it.
Now everyone can see what I am providing for paying customers: high-detailed, fully-dimensioned architecture drawings, elevation plan and cross section plan, and as he wanted, was “delivered” in PDF format 6 sheets for printing on A4 paper.
Designed in June 2013, credits to my customer for the layout ideas (he provided me a scanned paper with a shitty sketch and I converted it into a beautiful by-law drawing).
Terrace Airwells 250 sqm
Medium-luxury 3-storey terrace house plan with 4/5 bedrooms plus family room and an extra maid room / guest room at first floor, postmodernist facades, 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.
House design inspired from Singapore and Malaysia!
Single-story 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.
Split-level house 150 sqm
Example of split-level house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage, and minimal hallways, being 7 meters wide is probably a good house 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 bathroom and balcony.
Philippines Series 55-90 sqm
Someone from Philippines having a 5 meters wide land asked me to design a house, also sent me a floor plan “made by a local architect” which was horrible, violating building code (bedrooms small as 1.9 x 2.2 m instead of 6 square meters minimum area × 2 meters minimum width), insufficient kitchen space, much space wasted in hallways, etc. I provided him a proper design, he was very thankful.
I hope that are not many architects in Philippines like that one, otherwise this country will be fucked up.
Surprisingly, Philippines is the 1st country in the number of visitors on my House Design page, as well as 1st country in number of people contacting me (that before having such keywords), while my website showed houses for Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, etc, but nothing from Philippines. A beautiful country with booming economy but lack of mass housing programmes, so people are forced to build themselves, browsing the internet for house plans?
So I took one of the houses designed for past customers, improved and made in 3 versions of floorplan, 60, 75, 90 sqm, starting at 5-meter frontage, as here the bungalow lots are usually 8-meter wide and need to reserve 1.5 m.
It is also the first house posted on this page designed fully in metric system (instead of binary metric system), without wall axes and with dimensions measured from wall face, full thickness of external wall is included in gross floor area (that’s why you see net area percentage smaller than other my houses).
They are designed to maximize number of bedrooms facing to street. I also made 3D design for medium house with 4 bedrooms, in semi-detached version, because symmetry is beautiful, and it have firewall.
Further study revealed that L-shaped houses are more suitable if you own a car, see Philippines Series II.
House for my own family
This 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.
Due of too high land prices we had to keep living in our two apartments.
Terrace Classic 250+ sqm
Luxury 3-storey terrace 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, this is why 3D image is so crappy (no street, incomplete fence, etc.
House design inspired from Singapore!
One year later I decided to continue the project, second phase is a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. House size: 6 metres width by 13 metres depth. Development size 135 by 100 meters, density 59.26 houses per hectare. Sorry for not publishing it earlier, I planned to publish after adding something on the red paved area (children playground?), but I didn’t designed anymore.
Narrow Luxury Bungalow 256 sqm
Compact design bungalow… having 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 en-suite bathrooms, all in only 8 meters frontage! 16 meters depth (20 meters with proposed balconies) Designed in January 2012, was not made for a specific customer. House design inspired from the affluent neighborhoods of Brazil!
VERY Narrow Bungalow 180 sqm
My customer asked for a house 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.
European Houses 90-200+ sqm
2 of my earliest house designs, Semi-Detached and Quadruplex-Terraced were redesigned… in March 2012. I moved the original versions to Housing Archive page, tell me how many times is more beautiful than previous projects. In the same time I designed European Apartments too.
2/3-bedroom Terraced Mixed Housing, 2 floors, 21 by 10 meters 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, 6 by 10 meters, 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 by 12 meters (8 meters 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 6 by 14 meters…
At least the first two are common especially in United Kingdom and Ireland but also in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, etc.
Philippines Series II – 50-80 sqm
Further studying of Philippines real estate, plus talking with a lot of people requesting plans and advices from me, revealed that most people do not own land long enough to allow parking car in front of house, and there is no requirement to leave in front of house 7.5 meters (Singapore law) or 6.1 meters (Malaysia law), here you need to reserve only 1.5 meters. So a L-shaped house is more suitable if you own a car.
Most detached/bungalow lots in Philippines have 8 meters frontage, and setbacks are 1.5 meters. So I designed these houses 5 meters wide.
I present here 3 versions, 2 made at my own will (no specific customer) and one is a downsized version of what I made for a customer (a floorplan proposal who never turned in a full project).
People from other countries may see these houses ridiculously small. 75% of houses built in Philippines are designed at minimal room sizes required by law (while the rest are violating the law, just few are designed at bigger sizes). I totally do not understand this strategy, a house 50% bigger may not cost 50% more but will increase comfort significantly.
Bigger houses will be draw for individual cases.
Lucky people who own bigger land sizes can give me land size and number of bedrooms, optional more details… or you can get inspired from my other House Designs made for other countries.
Singapore 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 (was designed in mid-2011 but I published in january 2012 thinking that I will made 3D design meantime.
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 house 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 contest, 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!
I should design a 500+ sqm bungalow too?
Malaysia terraced houses 150 sqm land
I got addicted to Malaysian houses, and I designed for fun too many houses that caused me to run out of naming ideas!! I post here the best two of my designs. Made in March 2012.
Terraced houses with 4 bedrooms plus family room are most common housing type in Malaysia, houses with airwells are also common, typical width are 6000 mm (almost 20 feet) and 6700 mm (22 feet).
Philippines terraced houses 45-60 sqm land
This is an improved version of what I made in Dec 2012 for a filipino owning a 24 x 14 m land who wanted build 4 units of terraced houses with 3 bedrooms.
I post here the floor plan to 12 meters deep… to show you how is possible to build a 3-bedroom house in 60 sqm land!
Due of carport being 2.7 meters wide, I recommend to NOT build any wall between carports, otherwise opening driver door would be uncomfortable especially for modern, wider cars.
I will make 3D design too, when I will have time.
I also designed a single-storey version, inspired from this house, smallest and shittest house plan I ever saw!
I saw several visitors searching “house plan for 20 sqm lot Philippines” and landing in my website…
sadly, none of them answered on website chat, but from what I heard from others, the smallest lots here are 40 sqm. Can someone confirm if smaller lots really exists? Answer: she 40 sqm rule is enforced only in new developments, in downtown Manila is common to see smaller lots.
India terraced houses 90-100 sqm land
I got contacted by various people from India, one of them being 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 this here a sample shortened with 5 feet, maybe other indians do not own so big lands?
All bathrooms have window. Notice the SMART position of lower floor bathroom? 5-foot road reserve space, 4-foot corridors, 1-meter wide staircase, to comply with India building code.
A different Terraced house
Another original high-density house, inspired from Linear Maisonette block that was itself my own design in 2009.
May be suitable for Latin America or other countries with high crime rate and where privacy is important, as the living room opens to back courtyard rather than front as usual, while on upper floor, 2 of its 3 bedrooms are facing to street, for greater views.
I made 2 versions that differ not only by number of bedrooms but also by room proportion, both 7 meters frontage, I think that car porch is too wide, wall to neighbor car is unnecessary.
Max possible density 79.36 houses per hectare (the 3 bedroom version and with 8-meter wide road). Made in January 2012.
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 house plan with 3 bedrooms, that is not inspired from 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 ever made by me so abandoned the idea, but in january 2012 I revived it and improved. Due of staircase position, the single way to get natural light was from above, so I replaced traditional hipped / gabled roof with a terrace. The results…
American house 240 sqm / 360 sqm land
I hate USA houses and I am not familiarized with american lifestyle, but I still wanted to complete my collection with an american style house.
Typical houses are 3 to 5 bedrooms, 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 houses per hectare, but because many houses are single-story, 12 m wide or even wider, numerous rooms are facing side walls, invading privacy of neighbors as the houses are only 3 meters each other I have no idea if americans enjoy living in such neighborhoods.
I improved the typical american house by making a house plan only 8 meters frontage and still… I succeeded to put 4 bedrooms facing either front of back of house, no more privacy problems, also all bathrooms have windows!
3D design… maybe after an american will review my floorplan, I think that living-dining area should be reconfigured better.
Low-cost High-Density Housing 60-100 sqm
These house drawings are inspired from Latin America, more exactly from the Mexico mass housing programme for poor people, 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 expanded them in front and upwards, sometimes reaching 4 floors. I designed 4 versions of High-Density housing, however, my designs are bigger than original ones, in which the bedrooms are just 3 by 3 meters.
Terraced houses, 3 meters narrow frontage and 12 meters depth, 72 sqm, very similar with Mexico ones which are 60 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.
Quarter-Detached houses, 5 meters width and 10 meters depth, 69.5 sqm, very similar with Mexico ones which are 55 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.
Back-to-Back Terraced houses with courtyards, 6 meters frontage and 10 meters depth, 96 sqm, 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.
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.
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 2010.
Also see: Apartment Housing, posted in the Apartment Design page (High-Density Apartments).
How spacious can be a 8 by 7 meter house? Another 12-year old era house good for mountain, sloped ground, since all rooms facing to front.
Surprisely, according visitors statistics, THIS was the most clicked image of this page. I expected people to be impressed by big complexes of luxury houses, but nooo… guys do you want me to design more simple and even smaller houses?
Although nobody requested yet, I made 2 more small houses, 64 square meters 3-room and 100 square meters 4-room house plans.
Sick of house size? They are luxury in some countries such as Philippines where bedrooms are typically 4-6 sqm. Can someone explain me why they made so small houses?
Square house 180 sqm
This 10×10 meters house made in 2010 is one of the 6 houses from initial series of current era. Original idea was to use a symmetrical Neoclassic theme but due of too small and simple house, the result was not beautiful, so I used a simple and ugly design. No inspiration from any existing house.
I redesigned it in 2011, now in a more beautiful theme, and I broke the symmetry.
Single-storey bungalows, compact house plans
Designed on 11 June 2012 for someone living in Isle of Man who never saw it… because did not left any email where to send it. Read entire story.
A variation of the above house, extremely compact house without hallways due of centrally-placed living room (style common in East Asia) with 4 bedrooms in 11×11 meters. May fit in 14x14m or 17x17m land depending by each country laws. Redesigned in May 2013 for an African customer, he did not liked it and provided another sketch with a house with hallways and I went on his idea instead. I was told that it’s OK to post the floor plans drew but unused.
One more single-storey, 100 sqm house plan, designed without any specific customer.
The PNG floor plans posted on this page are intended to present the house layouts and to show my skills especially in designing efficient layouts. They are simplified to be able to be understood by people with zero architecture knowledge. They are NOT intended to be submitted to government or to a construction company. Anyway I don”t think that any government will accept PNG floor plans.
If you are planning to BUILD a house, I can design for you detailed construction drawings (different customers request a different amount of drawings), at a price of $2 per sqm for floor plan, elevations and section
If you are looking for floor plans and you give my PNG images to another architect/designer, and pay him to do the full project, you should reward me too for idea. $50 is nice, and for this I will reward you with the .PDF or .DWG version of the chosen floor plan. This may save some time of your designer.
I prefer Paypal, but bank transfer or Western Union are also possible.
That is why I have decided in 2012 to NOT publish every house project that I have made.
I aim to to design custom houses for individual customers instead of selling standard pre-made projects that may not suit the laws or lifestyle of your country.
You can give me land dimensions (length x width, not just area) and number of bedrooms and several more details, and I will plan the best layout for you in 30 minutes!
You can also pick from the already-made projects as reference and ask me for customization, or give me a pre-made floor plan, even a paper drawing, and I will make a professional drawing for you using AutoCAD!
Ideas, advices, and the first sketch done in max 30 min is FREE. Yes, free, because playing with layouts is also a HOBBY for me. And I love to be challenged to make best layout for small plots of land. In exchange I can ask you about lifestyle of your country.
The hobby does not mean a FREE service forever. Please do not put me in too much work if you are not interested to pay for a fully-detailed project.
Detailed architectural drawings (construction drawings), elevations, 3D design and other stuff, can be done for a price of $2 per square meter! For these I spend hours of work by drawing with care and error-free.
PAYING customers get PDF, DWG, or whatever format you want. Non-paying customers get screenshots.
DILEMMA: Do I should publish on website designs made for people?
As December 2012 there are 17 house projects published, 14 of the made for fun / hobby / presentation / whatever you call (not for someone) and 3 of them are made for specific people, but during 2012 I made 10+ projects for people… default I kept them confidential, unless the customer say that is agree to post on website.
BUT what I can do in the numerous cases when the customers never reply after I emailed the design, or even quitted the chat without giving me any contact info? Please VOTE in the following poll!
Update: I has been contacted by architects and got advice: There is OK to publish designs made for people, all what I need to hide is the customer’s name and address. There is no reason to post only designs made for FUN / HOBBY, because people may think anyway that these houses designed for fun are made for real customers and have been built somewhere. However I will try to ask permission before posting on website (except in case I lose communication with customer).
Update May 2013: one customer told me to NOT publish his drawing because “we are buying it for you” but told me that is OK to publish the drawings made for non-paying people, because who does not pay cannot be even called customer!
Who wants to keep confidential what I drew for you, please pay for this service.
If you do not pay, I may publish what I drew for you if I consider it beautiful and interesting, eventually modified and redimensioned to make it more beautiful.
I am NOT going to publish every drawing made, because would overload website, offering too much for free may damage business, and not every spontaneous-made floor plan is as good like the ones published here, designed after hours of thinking.
If you are not agree or if you have a different proposal, leave a comment!
Example of funny or bad customers
I have a chat widget on website, useful to talk with potential customers, but some are funny.
Some people, after few minutes of talking, they ask me “Wow, do you also design houses?” or “Are these houses designed by you?“ what isn’t obvious?
Probably because most architecture websites are showing houses taken from other places, for info-only instead of offering services.
This is my PERSONAL-business website, I never post any work made by other persons.
SHAME to people who asked me to design and meanwhile quit website, sometimes saying that will come back in 30 min but never came back, or came back but didn’t contacted me.
I have several designs made for people, but I have no way to contact them and send! They wasted my time, what they got?
Please leave an email to contact you if you want to be treat with seriousity.
Out of those who gave me emails. I emailed them the proposed floor plan (first sketch) and 25% of them never reply. Not even “thank you”.
Why do you ask me to work for you if you do not leave any feedback? The only great thing is that I wasted 30 minutes for them just for “first sketch”. I do not complain for time spent, but for rudeness of some people.
I have no idea they like my “first sketch” and profit by the fact that I haven’t charged him any money, avoiding to contact me instead of contacting to proceed to “final drawing”, or if I made a mistake and they do not want to work with me.
Normal people who give feedback, most “mistakes” reported are actually just differences between my proposal and what the customer had in mind (happens with people living in other countries than other ones which I am familiarized – Asian countries).