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Aug 10

Architecture – Houses that I designed

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.

Please specify if do you want a sketchy floor plan for ideas, or detailed drawings for contractors.

House 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

Prices & terms and conditions

You can request to design a house plan by providing land dimensions and number of bedrooms, or you can choose one of pre-made house samples shown on this page, or give me a sketch (made in Paint or pencil drawing) and I will convert it into a professional drawing.
I can design any new floor plan in 30 min (if I don’t have one already made, matching your request) and send you viaor live chat.
Please don’t request a house design, hang up the chat / close website then return in 1 hour hoping to see your designed house published on website. I do NOT publish on website the customer projects without customer permission.

Provide length × width, NOT square meters, a 120 sqm land can be 10×12 m or 6×20 m, changing design radically)

Note:
I get often contacted by people not very interested in my services, people undecided or who are not yet ready to build the house, some people promise that will get back to me when they are ready. I do not enjoy emailing everyone to ask if you are ready / still interested in my services. Such people can be forgotten.
If you are actually interested in my services, and I accidentally forgotten you, just contact me again.
If you don’t bother to reply me after I show/email you the first sketch, I suggest to don’t bother contacting me.

House plans posted since May 2014 are colorful, the old black floor plans will be converted to new color scheme over next months.

Consultation is FREE
Including a 30-min sketch in non-editable PNG format, to propose you few floor plan ideas
If you want the sketch in editable DWG format, price is $50

Yes, free, because I love to PRACTICE, playing with house layouts also a hobby, a challenge to make the best layout for small plots of land. We can discuss about how to improve floor plan, then proceed to detailed construction drawings.
However, the hobby does not mean a FREE layout planning service forever. Please do not solicit me to spend too much time redesigning / improving sketches, if you do not intend to pay (for construction drawings).
This FREE offer will end when the workload will be full or if too many people abuse it!

Paying customers get quality drawings in AutoCAD DWG or PDF, or whatever vectorial format you want.
Non-paying customers get quick-made sketches as PNG screenshots.
Payment is preferred via Paypal, but bank transfer or Western Union are also possible.

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

Number of rooms: bedrooms, living, dining, family, study, but not kitchen and smaller rooms.
Example: for Bungalow-5x18m with 4 bedrooms + living room + family room, price for detailed drawings 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, you are invited to ask for quotation.

Note: the house plans shown on website as .PNG images, are simplified drawings, intended to show you SAMPLE layouts and be understood by people with no skills. They are NOT intended to be used in construction or to be submitted to government for building permit.
3D design takes from 3-4 hours in case of JUN’s house to 100 hours high-detailed Trianon Palace.

If you have another architect/designer you are advised to do NOT use my house plan samples in PNG format without my permission.
Instead, if you find my floor plans interesting and want to hire someone else to do construction drawings, you should reward me too for idea.
Contact me to purchase the .PDF or .DWG file of any of floor plans shown on website for $50. This may save some time of your designer. But don’t forget that my job there is to offer you a new design made specially for you!

Students

Who are looking for free download of .DWG files can 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 quality works for free.

Example of funny or bad customers

Please leave your contact email if you want from me to pay attention to your project!
In the past I designed houses for customers who contacted me via chat widget and quit the chat before finishing the drawing, without leaving any contact info. You waste my time, how I can send you the finished drawing?
Sometimes I am emailing the first sketch, asking for comments before drawing further, but I do not heard any reply from customers. Not even a “thank you”. Please do not request me to work for you IF you do not bother replying after I send you my work?
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”!

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 the house, to come at me for the final construction drawings.

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 house 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

India terraced houses

WARNING: India have the highest percentage of non-serious customers. Read more: BAD indian customers.
No offence for India! Such bad customers are all around the world, but in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, they are dominant!

I have dozens of “30-min sketches” for various customers who were thankful for sketch but did not wanted to proceed to detailed drawings (or wanted but for free), or never replied after sending the sketch, not even a “thank you” for FREE help.
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.

If you want a FREE sketch I can do in 30 minutes, you’re welcome. If you want quality drawings in DWG / PDF format for FREE, I suggest to don’t waste your time with me, I DON’T send DWG files until receiving payment.

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

 

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.
House design inspired from Singapore! This, together with Semi-Detached Mixed, were first houses from 2010 era.
One year later I decided to continue the project, by arranging the houses in a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. Development size: 100 x 135 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare.

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

 

Terrace Modern 300+ sqm

Luxury house design in 6-meter frontage, 4-storey terraced, 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. 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). Designed in February 2011.

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

 

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!

Shotgun

Split-level house 150 sqm

Split-level home with 3 bedrooms and garageExample of split-level home with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, and minimum of 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 bath and balcony.

 

I colored same floor plan in 4 different styles
Vote in this POLL!


surveys & polls

Results of first poll with 3 options only (11 votes during April 2014)

As May 2014, I decided 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 use meters instead of millimeters and few more changes.

Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm

In Dec 2012 a filipino customer owning a 24 x 14 m land intended to build 4 units of townhouses with 3 bedrooms. For publishing on website I remade it smaller to fit 5x12m lands and show you how is possible to build a 3-bedroom house in only 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.

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 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 house plans in a single image!

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

A common problem in Philippines houses is that many are built back-to-back, 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.

 

House for JUN

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 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.

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

 

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, 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.

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.

Semi-Detached house floor plan with 2 bedrooms Semi-Detached house with 2 bedrooms

 

Philippines Series 55-90 sqm

This is the first house that I designed fully including 3D design in Philippines style, in September 2012 (actually I was still under influence of Singapore architecture).
It is also the first house that I published on website designed in decimal metric system (instead of binary metric system), without wall axis and with dimensions measured from wall face instead of axis, full thickness of external wall is included in gross floor area.

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 (even since before I repeated country name 50 times on website). My website showed houses inspired from Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, etc, but nothing from Philippines to appeal local people. 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.
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.

A customer owning a 5 meters wide land asked me to design a house but 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 properly-designed floor plan, he was very thankful but was not interested in full project.
I hope that are not many architects in Philippines like that one, otherwise this country will be fucked up.

Philippines Houses in 4 different sizes, 2 to 4 bedrooms Philippine Houses in semi-detached layout

Further study revealed that most Philippines housing lots are not deep enough to park a car in front of house, L-shaped houses are more suitable, see Philippines Series II.

 

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.
Due of too high land prices we had to keep living in our two apartments.

 

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 done myself in March 2014.

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

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 advice 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 the first house 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).

L-shaped house for Philippines, 2 bedrooms, 51 sqm L-shaped house for Philippines, 3 bedrooms, 68 sqm L-shaped house for Philippines, 3 bedrooms, 79 sqm

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.

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 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!
Do I should design a 500+ sqm bungalow too?

Malaysia single-storey houses

Designed in early 2014, posted in May 2014. Partially inspired from Malaysia but not designed specially for this country (in this country you need to keep 6 meter street setback).

 

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 the best two house plans in March 2012. I redesigned them and republished 4 terraced house plans in May 2014.
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).

Terraced House 3 bedroom 112 sqm Terraced House 4 bedroom 164 sqm Terraced House 4 bedroom 134 sqm Terraced House 4 bedroom 170 sqm

 

Philippines single-storey houses

Note: in this country, the term Bungalow define a single-storey house, NOT any detached house like in the rest of Asia. Designed in early 2014.

Philippines Bungalows

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 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 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 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.

 

 

Single-storey square houses

Simple house 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.

Simple house floor plan

 

Arabian house

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

Tiny 2-bedroom house

 

Tiny houses for 40 sqm lots

 

Tiny 2-bedroom house

 

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 houses, am I right? A spontaneous-made drawing in 30 minutes is not always a high-quality 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.

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    Your house is valueble for me. Thanks!?

  2. jerry

    Please can you help me, a small floor area, 51SQM or 6Mx8.5M. 2 room in a row, 2 storey house how many columns support do I need? and what is the standard steel size deformed bars for vertical and horizontal, and what about the beam on footing of wall and columns, how deep and size of steel bars.. all are done by slab or conrete, hope you can help me.

    Thank You

    Jerry

    1. Teoalida

      I am not specialized in structural engineering so not sure what to say about steel bars. How many columns do you need depends by how many walls and joints are you building. Fewer but thicker columns are OK if you want more flexible floor plan.

  3. john

    i want to make a house in a land with 11 mts width wher minimum set back should be 1and half mtrs from both sides and actual available width to construct is only 8 mtrs and length is as much possible due to the shape of land, i want to construct a indian hous with 3 bed rooms one kitchen , dining and living room also,areais restricted up to 200 sqmtrsin ground floor only can u suggest a plan for it

    1. Teoalida

      DONE! http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/House-proposal-for-John.png
      24 minutes passed… I am fast, right? Let me know if this floor plan is OK for you, are you looking for floor plan ideas only or also want detailed construction drawings?
      I am familiarized with India laws with 5 feet setbacks.

      1. Teoalida

        I also emailed you the sketch and never got any reply… :(

  4. JayChan

    Hi, I browse and saw this great website,

    I would like have your professional consultant advice, regarding of my piece of land, which is 49’69 x 81’32 , approximately 4062 sqft . It’s located in Malaysia.

    I hope you can draft a simple idea , for me and my brother , we would utilized this land for our future stay, like a semi detached , my family n my brother family,

    Our intention 1 storey or double storey with a top open space accessible . Which provided 4 room 3 bath . Will be great the layout can be come out with spacious bedroom n living space . :)

    Thanks in advanced ,

    Regards
    Jay

    1. Teoalida

      As coincidence, 2 days ago I just published 8 new house plans inspired from Malaysia architecture. Which one is your favorite? I may edit it to convert in a semi-detached house adjusted to your lot size. Are you interested also in detailed construction drawings after this?
      But 50′ wide lot minus 10′ setbacks would mean that each house should be only 15′ wide?

      1. JayChan

        Hi teoalida,

        Thanks for your prompt response,

        I’m Chinese, so our prefer more to spacious, n my religion is Buddha , praying space needed on living hall.

        Yeah, I been check your post on Malaysia architect that’s why I post my msg, will be greatly appreciate draw a simple layout for me , so that I can discuss with my brother .

        Will 15′ wide sufficient ? , will be great if possible more wider width . ><

        Nvm , let stick back to 15' idea plan.

        If my discussion with my brother say on, we will probably go to make it happen. But we are now still in the early stage.

        That's why I need your professional consultant, and opinion, to make it the land for me n my brother future staying,

        Thanks,
        Regards
        Jay

        1. Teoalida

          Read the laws in Malaysia 3050mm setback is required on sides and back, 6100mm at front, and if you look around at other houses you may see that they follow this rule. Tell me if I am wrong or if are there houses who don’t follow this rule. I don’t know if in Malaysia you can brie government to give you building permit for a wider house, but this practice is common in Philippines and India.
          Anyway your lot is very small for Malaysia standards, have you seen any other house narrower than 6 meter (except old, 2-bedroom only houses?) , but you gave me interest to see how narrow a house can be and I designed this: http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/Sketch-for-JayChan.png – 4 bedroom is possible only with open kitchen, would be more Malaysian-style to remove 1 bedroom and make a proper kitchen in it.

          1. JayChan

            Hi teoalida,

            Thanks for your fast response, well, as your mention, that’s true , side and back and front also need to be that specific space remain,
            If not , the authority will not approve the plan,

            Yeahs, thanks the stretch , the last room will be more proper if change to kitchen area, more malaysia style,

            Well, i been saw some house less than the law requirement for set back the land side and back, eg extension . If there are no complaint or no authority check , then there are no saman or penalty, once been complaint , then the authority have the right to remove or unconstruct the building.

            Erm. Let me show to my bother for the opinion.

            Again , thanks your opinion , greatly appreciate .

            If we going to make it happen, definitely will come back to you for the construct detail plan.

            Wish you have a great day, happy wesak ~

            Regards,
            Jay

            1. JayChan

              Ohyah,

              I’m quite impressive of the container house, thinking will that be more cost effective.?

              Have you been go thru ?

              Impressive ,

              http://architecture-view.com/category/shipping-container/

              Sharing is caring ~
              Regards
              Jay

              1. Teoalida

                There’s a lot of crazy and unusual houses on that website. I am specialized in usual brick and prefab buildings. I don’t know how cost effective is a container home because you still spend a lot on windows, plumbing, etc. Then metal stuff gets hot quite fast, and while raining it makes incredible noise. Not sure how suitable is for Malaysia.

  5. abbie

    Hi i came to your forum to seek an advise. I am from.the Philippines aswell. I want to build a house having a lot area roughly around 96 sqm with 3 bedrooms.mostly a single detached style but I also want to put a standard lap pool which.i guess.is roughly 8 ft wide and 45 ft long. I just wonder if it is ok to have that kind of house lot area or should i build over a 120 sqm? Thank you if you can partly give me an idea

    1. Teoalida

      LAP POOL = standard size 50 x 25 meters, seen in condos. What do you dream is a mini pool suitable for houses and they can be built in any size you want Alternatively you can use metallic frame pool that can be dismounted when not in use, they are 3-4 meters in diameter.
      Please provide land LENGTH × WIDTH if you want good advice. If you have a lot sized like 6 x 16 meters you can build a nice terraced house 6 x 10 meters (120 sqm if 2 floors) with pool at back. But if you want a detached house your lot is obviously too small. Actually lots designed for detached houses are usually 120+ sqm.

  6. merian

    hi I came across your website and found your design quite nice and interesting. I am a Filipino as well and a OFW. I am planning to build my very own house. Maybe you could help me with the design of my dream house, I just thinking a simple modern house but budget friendly .I had a lot of 8m wide and 11m depth. I prefer maybe two storey with balcony, one master bedroom attached toilet and one common room, but toilet need to be access also by the other room, not really same as the master room as long as doors in the toilet from outside the room in the upper floor. Ground floor will be garage, living room ,kitchen and one toilet as well with garden in the front and laundry in the back. I have neighbours from both side and both front and back of the lot is roadside. I you have any idea very much welcome . thanks a lot if you could help and I will appreciate it very much. God Bless…..

    1. Teoalida

      Do you have neighbors on all 4 sides? perhaps access is via a narrow alley?
      Firewalls allowed? Your lot looks big enough for a 2 bedroom on 2-storey as detached house, but also for a 2-bedroom 1-storey house with firewalls. Please clarify this and let me know if you are interested detailed construction drawings or I just need to draw a simple floorplan for ideas.

  7. merian

    Hi Teo Thank you for the reply. I only have neighbours left and right side and also firewalls is allowed. I am interested of the detailed construction drawing. do you have a contact number to discuss some details regarding of the house I want and how much the cost of the house plan before we proceed maybe it is good to talk. Please email me your contact number if you don’t mind. Once again, thank you

    1. Teoalida

      My email is displayed in top banner and footer as well, did not saw it?
      I don’t like phone. We can discuss over email and Yahoo Messenger… or do you noticed that there’s a chatbox in lower-left of website? Just visit my website at suitable time (after 5 PM Philippines time).

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