50+ house floor plans and 3D models designed by me from personal interest (artistic hobby / training) as well as for various customers. A mix of architectural design styles inspired from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Europe, America and many others. I keep my past works here to offer ideas for students. AutoCAD DWG files are for sale.
I started designing buildings in 2008, “Teoalida’s Virtual City”, originally a hobby of graphic design and 3D modeling in AutoCAD, but a fully functional housing system (virtual city – because I do not have capital to build what I design). Dozens apartment block models, constantly improved, imagining being president of a country or manager of a housing corporation, with mission to offer quality housing for at least half of population, like what does HDB in Singapore (I am fascinated especially by public housing around the world). Since 2010 I also landed housing complexes and single family homes.
The “Virtual City” has impressed many people, from random individuals dreaming to have a home, to architects and housing developers, turning my hobby into business in 2012. I started learning architecture, to make construction drawings similar with professional architects, but I never enjoyed working for customers as much I enjoyed drawing for hobby. I has been contacted by few hundreds customers, but 9 of 10 were not willing to pay my services, and the paying customers wasted me too much time for little payments. My other hobby of making databases, which also turned into business in 2012, hit my target of $1000/month in 2015, making me to retire from architecture.
Having a job under an established architecture company could have turned my life into a different direction, but did not had such chance until it was… TOO LATE.
Update: I (Teoalida) will NOT make any more architectural designs. I have partner architects in India, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania and United States. They have diploma in architecture (I don’t have) and offered to work for me if I am too busy but seeing their high experience and cheap prices I decided to pass them ALL architectural projects, to free my time and focus on IT / data providing industry.
I design furniture since ~14 years old (~2003), around 15 years old my mom employed in a furniture factory so we refurnished my room using my pre-made drawings. People who contacted me over years made me to pursue my career in architecture rather than interior design. Whenever I will do furniture design again, we will see… I am using AutoCAD so my drawings are more technical instead of photo realistic, like the ones made by professional interior designers in 3D Studio Max.
My biggest passion, started in 2008, designing buildings for “Teoalida’s Virtual City”, since 2009 I wrote this page with the rules of an utopian IDEAL CITY. These rules apply for projects designed for myself as hobby. When I design for customers, I follow the laws of their country.
I love collecting BUILDING CODES of various countries.
Before moving into architecture design in 2008, I also modeled few 3D car models in AutoCAD. I did NOT wanted to design the ultimate sport car, instead I designed an average classic family car, with many details as possible, to show my skill as graphic designer, and to use many of AutoCAD photorealistic effects as possible, to show the performance of AutoCAD render. Do you though that AutoCAD is only for 2D drawings?
The hobby for designing maps have a long history. Starting from 6 years old I was drawing random roads on paper and coloured them in various colors. The first time I designed a map of a real city was at age of 14, in 2003 I made on paper a map of my city downtown with a special attention given to historical buildings.
This palace is one of the most beautiful 3D modeling works that I ever designed in AutoCAD. Many people were impressed not only by the beautiful 3D renders, but also for excellent model geometry that makes it to look like 18-19th century neoclassic architecture. Some people asked me how I got the idea to design such complex building, and suggested to change some details to make it better, BUT…
Most AutoCAD designers offering paper-to-CAD conversion simply put the scanned JPG in background and draw over it, every line, often making various identical drawing elements at different dimensions, aka low-quality CAD drawing.
Personally I offer quality paper-to-CAD conversion services, taking care to make every element of drawing a rounded dimension, and in case of floor plans of various buildings, I will give you option to add dimensions in CAD file as they are in the original floor plan, as well as adding more dimensions, or providing a CAD file without dimensions but designed according dimensions from the scanned floor plan.
You give me JPG, PNG or other raster image format, and I give you DWG, DXF or PDF. Contact me for price quote!
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