What would be better FOR YOU than a house designed specially FOR YOU?
I offer design services, people from all countries are welcome!
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.
Please inform if you are interested in detailed construction drawings or in a sketchy floor plan only.
Price for detailed construction drawings: $50 × number of rooms. Consultation and 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 year are invited for possible collaboration.
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)?
Inspired from Singapore! (here even rich families own just one car)
Home for JUN
Do you dream a 4 bedroom house but you own just a 70 sqm land?
No problem at Teoalida Architecture & Design! My client’s property was 4.7 × 15.2 meters and I designed a masterpiece in terms of space efficiency, 88 sqm floor area, plus car park and roof terrace. Made in December 2013.
Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm
This is an improved version of the sketch made in Dec 2012 for a filipino owning a 24 x 14 m land intending to build 4 units of townhouses with 3 bedrooms. I redesigned it smaller to fit 5x12m lands and 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 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 5x12m land. Then he realized that his land size is 4.7m wide and we had to try a different layout. But I kept the original sketch and turned it in a 3D artistic project, beside that I designed 3 additional floor plans in various sizes… and compiled all 5 in a single image!
A common problem in Philippines houses is that many are built back-to-back, suffer from poor ventilation and lacks a washing area. Townhomes designed by me (still back-to-back) feature lanai (courtyard?) at back so cross-ventilation is possible.
Home for Shwan (Iraq)
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.
Credits to my customer for the idea of an Iraq-style layout, very different from what I am 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.
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.
Inspired from Singapore and Malaysia!
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.
Split-level house 150 sqm
Example of split-level home 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.
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 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare.
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!
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.
Philippines Squarish Series – 100 sqm
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.
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, 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.
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 design 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
TO BE DELETED – I re-posted improved versions as “Philippines Townhouses”
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: the 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 housing typology, inspired from Linear Maisonette block that was itself my own design in 2009. 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.
May be suitable for Latin America or India, 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.
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 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 design 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.
Surprisingly, 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 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.
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.
Services and prices
DISCLAIMER: The PNG floor plans shown on website are simplified drawings, intended to show you house models and to showcase my skills in designing efficient layouts.
They are NOT intended to be used in construction or to be submitted to government for building permit.
You can give me land dimensions (length x width, not just square meters) and number of bedrooms and several more details. You can also pick from the pre-made projects and ask me for customization. Or you can give me a a sketch made by yourself on paper, Paint, etc, and I will convert it into a professional drawing using AutoCAD!
PAYING customers get PDF, DWG, or whatever format you want. Non-paying customers get screenshots.
Payment is preferred via Paypal, but bank transfer or Western Union are also possible.
I offer FREE consultation, ideas and sketchy floor plans done in max 30 min, then we can discuss about it and do a better floor plan. This offer will not last long!
Yes, free, because at this stage of my life, PRACTICE is more important than money. Playing with housing layouts also a hobby, a challenge to make the 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 force me to spend too much time drawing sketches, if you are not going to pay later for a fully-detailed drawings.
If you are planning to BUILD a house, I will design detailed construction drawings (different customers request a different amount of drawings), for a detailed floor plan, elevations, sections, and a simple 3D model, the price formula is $50 × number of rooms (room = including bedrooms, living, dining, family, study, but not kitchen and smaller rooms). For these I spend hours of work, with great care to offer error-free drawings.
Example: for Bungalow-5x18m with 4 bedrooms + living room + family room, price for detailed drawings will be $300
If you have another architect/designer and you found my floor plans great, so you are going with my ideas to him, you should reward me too. $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.
You can also contact me if you want to buy the PDF or DWG file of my past projects, but don’t forget that my job there is to offer you a new design made specially for you!
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. Previously I was posting every house I designed. Currently per year I am contacted by over 100 people, but in 90% of cases they are not interested in detailed plans or 3D design, they just need floor plan ideas and consultation.
Publishing on website all the hundreds of houses that I designed would overload the website with low-quality houses, am I right? A spontaneous-made drawing in 30 minutes is not always a high-quality drawing.
Sometimes I recycle the floor plan designed for a specific customer, doing some modifications and publish it on website as hobby/artistic project.
Houses published on website are made after spending days on mind planning, drawing a quality floor plan takes 1-2 hours, drawing 3D model takes from 4 hours for a crappy house to 20+ hours in case of a luxury housing complex such as Terrace Classic / Modern), that is why they are so great.
For paying customers I offer the chance to choose to have the detailed drawings published on website in low-resolution or to keep them confidential. Default is to keep them confidential.
Example of funny or bad customers
A persistent problem: many people confuse my PERSONAL website with the websites who just collect images from random places without providing design services. They click few of my designs and if none is exactly what they need, they quit instead of contacting me and ask for customizing a house. Does anyone know how I can prevent this?
Some people ask me funny questions like “Wow, do you also design houses?” or “Are these houses designed by you?“. This is a personal website so I do never post content made by other people.
Most of the customers are contacting me via the chat widget, but please leave an email address where I can contact you in case you quit the chat! Otherwise I lose contact with you and I cannot send you what I design for you. You waste my time, what do you get?
Sometimes I am sending the first sketch via email, but customers never not reply. Not even a “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 can do a first sketch in just 30 minutes, so I do not complain for waste of time, I complain for rudeness of some “customers”!
I have no idea they like my “first sketch” and they 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).
Funny case: I did the FREE 30-min sketch, the customer likes it, then when we negotiate price for the detailed drawings, he say that cannot pay because is (a kid) helping his father / brother / cousin 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 the house, to come at me for the detailed drawings.