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Apartment models designed by me

Here are my best designs made by me from personal interest (artistic hobby / training) as well as for various customers, from 2008 to around 2016 when I retired from architecture for more profitable IT industry. I no longer make new designs on request basis, but I have over 100 designs for sale. What is included.

If you need new custom designs to be made according your requirements, my partner architects can help you.

We are busy with PAYING customers! If you are looking for FREE floor plans, just look at past projects posted below, DO NOT disturb us with emails or chat messages requesting designs until you can afford our prices!


2011 design
CentralLiving Rectangle street view CentralLiving Rectangle floor plan CentralLiving Rectangle aerial view

An original concept “Made by Teoalida” with no inspiration from any existing building, named for centrally-placed living room (but also for central courtyards, circular corridor and perimeter apartments). 4-Room (126 sqm) and 5-Room (156 sqm) apartment plans, arranged to form a beautiful continuous facade with paired bedroom windows, also featuring an entrance hallway not seen in my previous projects.

Idea came in November 2010 when I designed Rectangle floor plan, 3D design added in 2011, a Triangle floor plan was also designed but never published, then giving by the positive comments from friends, in 2015 I redesigned both Rectangle and Triangle versions, both floor plan and 3D, in a more beautiful mix of neoclassic and postmodernism.

Other floorplans are possible, such as U-shaped with 6 or 8 units per floor.

2015 redesign
CentralLiving Rectangle floor plan CentralLiving Rectangle street view CentralLiving Rectangle aerial view
CentralLiving Triangle floor plan CentralLiving Triangle street view CentralLiving Triangle aerial view

“making of” video

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Low-cost housing complex

This is the FIRST apartment block designed at someone’s request, in early 2012. An Indian builder asked me to design 20-30 sq m one room units that will be provided for slums dwellers. I designed 3 proposals and emailed him, asking to choose with which one to proceed further, he replied that will come with a detailed answer next week, but this never happened.

Because other people also requested studio apartment plans, in 2013 I published on website one of the 3 proposals, the corridor one inspired from Singapore SIT and HDB rental blocks built in 1950-1960s but added two room units, kitchen separated from living room. Toilet inside kitchen was a tradition in Singapore until 1990s. In 2015 I made from personal a segmented version inspired from Tiong Bahru estate built in 1950s by Singapore Improvement Trust. Notice the kitchens overlapping staircase (Singapore authentic feature).

Low-cost segmented

I wanted to design a 4-room version but I was facing trouble planning because that would require bigger living room and a second bathroom. In 2019 I came with idea to eliminate kitchens overlapping, instead use the space behind staircase for a bedroom… see below resulted floor plan.

I also intended to design a complete urban town housing complex with 1-room to 4-room apartments, and parking plan, I made a site plan with 752 units from personal interest in 2016 but losing interest for architecture left this project without 3D design. I modified site plan in 2019, making it with 1024 units. Notice how I aligned blocks in base-2 numeral system, blocks are at 4 meters from sidewalk and pattern repeats vertically every 64 meters. Probably suitable for third-world countries of Asia and Africa.

Low-cost apartments Low-cost housing complex

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Small apartment block in Nigeria

Most projects shown on website were designed for personal interest / artistic hobby, but this one I designed for a customer in Nigeria who paid for detailed construction drawings.

On a plot size of 18 x 36 meters in Lagos, land owner built a single-storey semi-detached house at back and now wanted a two-storey block with four 2-bedroom apartments measuring 16 x 10 meters. To save space I designed an one-flight staircase with different position of apartment doors on each floor. Customer asked me to add a second metallic staircase at rear, useless in my opinion.

Small apartment block Small apartment block Small apartment block

Apartment blocks for small lots

I designed 3D models of BIG buildings but I missed the SMALL ones that most people build when they start investing in real estate. The blocks with 2 apartments per floor, but unlike the segmented blocks with multiple staircases, below designs are intended as stand-alone buildings so windows can be placed on all 4 sides.

The 14 x 10 m I designed in 2013 for a customer desperate to build a walk-up block with 10 apartments on a plot intended for one-family house. Same for 16 x 10 m one.

In same 2013 I designed from personal interest, a block 18 x 15 m with four rooms, a masterpiece in apartment planning efficiency, offering privacy for bedrooms despite of minimal hallways (you can invite guests in living room and they cannot see through bedroom doors). In June 2015 I improved floor plan and also designed a 3D model in Art Deco architectural style.

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Art Deco apartment block Art Deco apartment block Art Deco apartment block
Small apartment block with 2-room flats Narrow apartment block with 3-bedroom flats Small apartment block with 3-room flats

European apartments I

Unlike Asia and America, European apartment design include hallways, usually you enter in a hallway then in living room and bedrooms, so living room can be used also for sleeping. In some apartments, usually smaller ones, you pass through living room to get in bedrooms. Day and night areas are well separated. Window for bathroom is not required. En-suite bathrooms are uncommon in Europe, usually 3-room apartments have one full bathroom and a WC, 4-room apartments have one bathroom and one WC with shower, but there is no exact rule. The bathroom is always placed in night area, while the WC is usually in day area. Most important rooms are facing south, stairwell can be on both south and north facades, depending by where is street located.

In 2009 I was criticized by a British architect, saying that my “ideal city” looks outdated like 1960s social housing. Well, now I really wanted to design something in style of 1960s-1980s European public housing, both capitalist and Stalinist-communist. Concept started in 2010 with lack of knowledge, I designed 3D model later and published them in March 2012 together with European Landed Houses that have up to 6 bedrooms.

Architectural design inspired from North Europe (Sweden, Norway, Finland), Germany boost a ratio of 42 sqm per person and only 2.2 persons per dwelling unit, but in case of apartments I assume that ratio is smaller. I could not find exact info regarding average apartment size, many families own an apartment in the city and a house in rural area. Apartments usually range from 1-room to 4-room but there are few with 5-room too.

European linear floor plan, 2, 3, 4 room apartments Short Rectangle Tower floor plan Long Rectangle Tower floor plan Rectangle Tower floor plan

The apartment complex shown in 3D design contains low-rise blocks with 40 apartments and high-rise blocks again with 40 apartments, an infinite pattern based on 120×56 meters grid, having 2 low-rise and 1 high-rise block, containing 24 2-room, 64 3-room, 32 4-room. Average apartment size 80 sqm. 179 apartments per hectare.

Housing estate with linear and tower blocks Housing estate with U-shaped blocks

European apartments II

I redesigned European series in 2016, making walls 20 cm and 10 cm thick instead of 12.5 cm, the linear walk-up blocks are almost unchanged, Short Tower was changed into walk-up block with balconies pushed inside and smaller rooms, Long Tower received larger balconies and smaller rooms, also I added few additional block types.

Linear walk-up blocks
European walk-up floor plan, 2, 3, 4 room apartments

Linear high-rise blocks
European Linear high-rise 25 x 15 m European Linear high-rise 28 x 12 m

Rectangular walk-up blocks
European Rectangle 20 x 16 m European Rectangle 25 x 17 m European Rectangle 29 x 14 m

Rectangular tower blocks (notice the unique symmetrical plan with 5 units per floor)
European Rectangle Tower 23 x 19 m European Rectangle Tower 36 x 14 m

Windmill tower blocks
European Windmill Tower 21 x 18 m European Windmill Tower 26 x 23 m

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Tiny apartment design from / for Philippines

These floor plans are based on sketches done for real customers. They were not interested in a complete project but I got personally interested in these designs, modified according my own rules and posted here for references.

Philippines have the smallest apartments in the world. Room sizes are comparable with Hong Kong, but instead of 2/3-bedroom apartments, in Philippines you can see huge condos dominated by studios and 1-bedroom, for example with units ranging from 16 sqm studio to 40 sqm 2-bedroom.

Philippines tiny apartments Philippines tiny apartments

In 2014 a Indian left this comment looking to build an apartment block on 5 x 12 m lot, including lift. Impossible! In 2016 another Indian asked me to design an apartment for a 4.8 m wide lot, with kitchen in front for Vastu reasons, which turned impossible. This time I am also publish there a drawing to show you that 5 x 15 meters is the minimum land required to build a block having on each floor a two-bedroom apartment.

5-meter wide narrow apartment block

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Linear Small

Linear Small is the cheaper pair of Linear Large, living room is facing to common corridor. Designed in 2009.

Short version, 64 meters length, 8 units per floor of 2-, 3- and 4-room. Long version, 76 meters length, 8 units per floor of 3- and 4-room. And of course, other versions. The floor plan and 3D model shows half of short version and half of long version.

Corridor-style block
Corridor-style block floor plan

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Linear Large

Linear Large (formerly called New Generation) is the pair and opposite of Linear Small (formerly called Old Generation), all living rooms and (almost) all bedrooms are facing opposite common corridor. 8 standard types of apartments ranging from 84 to 133 sqm, plus other custom types for non 90° joints, placed along a common corridor, can form various shapes. The 104 sqm 4-Room Middle is “base”, most common apartment. Designed in 2009.

Shape examples: 61 by 48 meters L-shape with 8 units per floor, 4- and 5-Room; 88 by 48 meters S-shape with 16 units per floor, 4- and 5-Room; 64-meter diameter Octagon with 16 units per floor, only 3-Room, etc.

Corridor-style block floor plan, 3-room to 5-room apartments Linear Large S-16 floor plan
Linear Large L-8 Linear Large O-16
Linear Large S-16, aerial view Linear Large S-16, detail view

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Linear Maisonette

14-meter width block with flat facades. Floor plan shows version 8 units per floor, 60 meters length, the 3D image shows 2 blocks with 12 units per floor, 88 meters length, at 28 meters apart. 140 sqm apartments with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, walk-in wardrobe for master bedroom. Maisonette (sometimes misspelled Mansionette) is almost a worldwide term which means two-storey apartments. Designed in 2009.

Linear Maisonette, street view Linear Maisonette, aerial view
Linear Maisonette floor plan, 140 sqm duplex apartments

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Singapore Corridor 3/4-Room

Formerly called Sharpback Small (due to sharp slits on back side) inspired by the most common apartment blocks built in Singapore between 1975 and 1990: New Generation with 3-Room (67 / 82 sqm) and 4-Room on endings (92 sqm). Model A with 3-Room (75 sqm) and 4-Room on endings (105 sqm).

I improved Singapore design by inverting position of kitchen and master bedroom, made living room wider than bedroom, to make a 3:2 ratio between size of living and master bedroom and reduce kitchen size (Singapore kitchen is big like living room).

The block is 14 meters wide and variable length, allowing high land usage efficiency, the size of apartments and windows created beautiful rectangles on facade, BUT… what do you think about the floorplan?

2010 design
Sharpback Small I-12 floor plan
Sharpback Small I-12 Sharpback Small I-12

2015 minor redesign
Corridor Block

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Singapore Corridor 4/5-Room

Formerly called Sharpback Large inspired by the blocks built Singapore between 1985 and 2000, but due to combination of different floorplans, like this, this and this and many modifications, it is barely similar with any Singapore block. Can be built in many shapes, I, U, L, also the corner units of this block can be combined with the 3-room units from Sharpback Small. BUT… what do you think about the floorplan?

2010 design
Sharpback Large U-8 floor plan
Sharpback Large U-8, corridor-style block with 4-room and 5-room apartments Sharpback Large U-8

2015 minor redesign, apartments shortened by 50 cm
Corridor Block

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Singapore Corridor Maisonette


Singapore Segmented 3/4-Room

Combination between Sharpback Small and Sharpback Large apartments in Segmented style block. Sharpback is a nickname invented by me for the Singapore blocks having slits on the back facade for kitchens or bedrooms. Designed originally in 2011, redesigned in 2015 and colored.

Segmented block

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Zig-Zag / Linear-H

One of most common block plans found on all continents. Originally designed in 2008 based on 4-meter grid, having 84 sqm 3-Room apartments (same used in Trapeze Tower), I redesigned in 2011 with 71 sqm 3-Room and 93 sqm 4-Room apartments.

H-shaped block with 70 sqm 3-room and 90 sqm 4-room H-shaped block floor plan with 4 units per floor H-shaped block

2015 minor redesign

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Segmented Mixed

I designed this in 2009 inspired from the 5-Room slab blocks built in Singapore between 1975 and 1985, having living + dining + 3 bedrooms, around 120 sqm, improved by pushing master bath inside, made master bedroom bigger, L-shaped with walk-in wardrobe and added kitchen yard. Then I derived the 5-Room End and 4-Room Angled. The 3D model is based on a floor plan with six 4-Room and two 5-Room at ends, 96 metres length.

2009 design
Segmented Mixed floor plan Segmented Mixed aerial view

2015 redesign, dimensions reduced a bit
Segmented block

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New Segmented

New layout inspired from… hmm, can’t decide! Staircase-style block are very common in South Korea, but with a different layout, longer and thinner. Some day I will make 3D design too.

2011 design vs 2015 minor redesign
Segmented 24m Segmented 24m

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Triangular blocks

Two buildings based on 4 meters grid, 10 meters width, all living rooms and bedrooms are facing to outer facade and all kitchens are facing to inner courtyard, designed in early 2009.

Small version with 9 units per floor, 44 meters facades @ 18 meters from centre, 3D design not adapted to the new rules yet.

Large version with 12 units per floor, 48 meters facades @ 22 meters from centre and 8 meters facades @ 30 meters from centre.

The small version have advantage of bigger apartments and disadvantage of centrally-placed livingroom, but this disadvantage allowed me to design a symmetrical block with odd number of apartments per floor.

Triangle block, perspective view
Triangle block, small version Triangle block, large version

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Formerly called Freedom Generation, this is my most complex architectural design I made in AutoCAD, started in late 2009. Inspired from 2000s housing projects built in various Asian cities, a variety of apartment plans from 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom units, 50 sq m / 550 sq ft to 130 sq m / 1400 sq ft, with kitchens facing inside, are paired in wings, linked with a central core (staircase and lifts) by bridge-corridors. The freedom of shape variations is nearly unlimited.

Freestyle Y-8 Freestyle standard unit types Freestyle T-6

U-shaped 472

After designing numerous individual blocks during my first year, I planned to design a condo-like project in November 2009. I choose a U-shape composed by 7 blocks each with 3 wings of 2 apartments.

Freestyle U-shaped apartment complex

The multi-storey carpark is just illustrative because it is not connected with residential blocks. Unhappy of the results, especially because when viewed from other side, the condo like an ugly wall, I decided to abandon this project and start the…

Linear 1024

…the Linear 2014 came from my idea to design a modern condo with exactly 2^10 apartments, and uniform design dominated by long linear blocks with facades with continuous horizontal lines, in contrast with the U-shaped condo made a year earlier. I choose to arrange six pairs (100-meter long) and four pairs (60-meter long), reaching a nice mix of 384/320/320 units of 3/4/5-room apartments. Five room units have best views, but some three and four room units also get direct pool view.

Distance between blocks: 30 meters between main facades, 20 meters between side facades, and 60 meters across pool. Land size: 6.45 hectares (288 by 224 meters). Density: 158.7 dwelling units per hectare.

This project is suitable for equatorial countries like Singapore and Malaysia, having linear blocks oriented east-west (with rooms on north and south facades) to minimize sun inside apartments, while the oversized olympic pool is oriented north-south to get sunshine between blocks. There are 4 spaces between outer blocks, usable for more pools, tennis courts oriented north-south (as they should be), barbecue pit and other facilities. Clubhouse rooftop is used as basketball court. The single-storey basement carpark cover whole complex and provide space to park about 1040 cars, and is covered with green roof. Drop-off porch and covered walkways are not necessary, you can drive through carpark and stop at just 16 meters from each lift.

Freestyle Linear 1024 apartment complex, blue version Freestyle Linear 1024 apartment complex, white version
Typical floorplan of Freestyle Linear 1024 apartment complex Freestyle Linear 1024 pool view

For all curious students who ask how much time I spent drawing, I can say that designing spread over one year, starting in early 2011, I cannot estimate actual hours of work, because I worked with breaks until new ideas came in my mind and redesigned numerous times, for example I changed to full-height windows in late 2011.

3D model is still not finished, it lack guardhouse, children playground and other details, but I decided to publish it in August 2012 because I no longer have TIME to continue it, and because DWG file became so heavy that is crashing AutoCAD, it is closing suddenly when I try to do certain commands..

Below photo show whole complex using default render. Using Raytrace Render, AutoCAD always crashed until I deleted 12 of the 20 blocks (this is the reason for which above 3D photorealistic renders shows only central area).

Freestyle Linear 1024 apartment complex

In late 2011 I made plans for a third condominium design, composed by 8 or 10 zig-zag shaped blocks arranged in 4 lines, varying height from 8 to 16 floors, probably 708 apartments… but, because since 2012 I concentrate time on PAID work, I abandoned non-paid projects purely artistic.

Squares Tower

Tower block design inspired from the point blocks built in Singapore between 1970 and 1985 (photo of actual building), which are 26×26 metres and have 117-125 sqm 5-room flats (living room, dining-family room, plus three bedrooms).

Designed in December 2008, enlarged to 28×28 metres and, like all my 2008 projects, its floor plan is based on a 4-metre grid. I added study at end of dining room, allowing versatile renovation ideas, the study room can become walk-in-wardrobe for master bedroom, or can be enlarged to a full bedroom if the other bedroom is merged with dining room to create a big 8×6 metres piano concert room.

Square tower floor plan, 130 sqm 5-room apartments Square tower with 4 apartments per floor

In 2011 I designed a second version closer to original HDB floor plan, redesigned in 2015 in colorful floor plan.

Square tower floor plan, 130 sqm 5-room apartments

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Rectangle Small Tower

Class A project mainly based on 4-meter grid. 4-Room plus 5-Room duplex penthouses. Original floor plan, not inspired from any real building. Can have 2 versions: 32 by 20 meters (shown in floor plan) and 28 by 24 meters, the single difference is position of core with staircase and lifts, the size of apartments and of core is the same. The 3D models shows both versions.

Designed originally in December 2008, redesigned 2010.

Rectangle Tower ground view Rectangle Tower aerial view
Rectangle Tower Floor plan

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Rectangle Large Tower

6-room apartments inspired from Executive Apartments built in Singapore, the 1988-1992 with 4 bedrooms and separate living and dining room.

Rectangle tower with 6-room apartments

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Trapezoid Tower

Like all my 2008 projects, this is another block based on 4-meter grid, original floor plan not inspired from any real building. Two 24 meters wide wings @ 14 meters from center (3-Room apartment) and one 28 meters wide wing @ 20 meters from center (4-Room apartment).

Trapeze tower, floor plan Trapeze tower with 6 units per floor

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New Trapezoid Tower

Redesigned with 3-meter wide bedrooms and lift lobby with logical size.

Rectangle tower with 6-room apartments

Triangle Tower

One of the most beautiful projects I made within first year of studying architecture, with 4-Room apartments and 5-Room duplex penthouses, classified as Class B due to common bedrooms smaller than the ones based on 4×4 grid. The wide floorplan and enormous staircase core with space for 4 lifts allow building up to 32 storey skyscraper.

Designed in May 2009, redesigned 2010. It eliminate a previous project named Hexagon Tower. There are a lot of triangular towers around the world that are less or more similar with my design, including Bishan Loft.

Triangle tower with 6 apartments per floor Triangle Tower Block Triangle Tower with 6 apartments per floor
Triangle tower with 6 apartments per floor

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Linear 2/3-Room

Formerly called Linear Studios, designed in 2011, this have some similarity with Singapore all-Studio blocks built after 2000 with 45 sqm “Studio” which is actually a 2-room, but I added 3-Room corner flats in my project, and I made kitchens open like in Japan. Can be designed in many shapes, I chosen a U-shape with 12 units per floor.

2011 original design vs 2015 major redesign, apartments downsized.
Corridor-style block with 2/3-Room apartments Corridor-style block with 2/3-Room apartments

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Hong Kong series I

Hong Kong architects are masters in space optimizing and crowding people in small apartments. So I spent 3 months studying it (January-March 2011), to create my own 6 projects inspired from it, but finally I realized 8 projects in AutoCAD.

Who the fuck needs a 100 square meters apartment? Now I prove that with a good design, a family of 4 can live comfortable in a 60 sqm apartment. With this occasion, I also fully designed the structural elements and I added dimensions on floor plans, as requested by my fans (website visitors).

The Harmony, inspired from the public housing blocks with same name, with 16 units per floor, mixed 2-room to 4-room, designed to be the cheapest of all projects, so is similar in size with the real block, But was improved with curved facades and a very nice color scheme.

HK Harmony 3D view HK Harmony HK Harmony detail

The Concord, barely similar with the public housing blocks with same name, because I mixed it with ideas from Flexi blocks, thus I eliminated the windows facing each other in 90-degree angle (unless you arrange them in L-shape, like in 3D photo), more than that, I also added balconies and bay windows with dark glass to make it looking like private housing. Apartments are 10% larger than real block.

HK Concord 3D design HK Concurd HK Concord 3D detail

Another 2 projects inspired from public housing, with 8 and 10 apartments per floor, these have exaggerated apartment sizes 10-25% larger than original ones. I am not planning any 3D design for them… yet.

HK Flexi HK Cruciform

The next 4 projects are inspired from most common private housing design, with 8 units per floor. The Elegance is similar for example with Sunshine City and Yee Fung Garden. The Grandeur allows various combinations of its 5 apartment types. 40, 50, 60, 70 sqm… I am working at 3D designs.

HK Square HK Elegance HK Grandeur

Sick of the apartment sizes?
You did not saw yet The Miminalist… my attempt to create the smallest possible apartments, this one is the truly similar with Hong Kong birdcage apartments. I hope that NO developer will build such 30 sqm shoeboxes again!

HK Minimalist HK Minimalist 3D design

Thinking that you saw the smallest possible apartments?
You are wrong, check the dedicated page for Hong Kong real apartments, especially the Garden Rivera where 3-room apartments are only 242 sq ft / 23 sqm, including wall thickness (it inspired my The Minimalist). How people are living in such pigeon holes? Look on for floor plans and interior photos of Garden Rivera apartments, and imagine yourself.

Hong Kong series II

I halted designing of all Hong Kong-inspired architectural designs until I will take a decision to design them more for fun/artistic or more authentic.

The Series I apartments were too big and not properly optimized. In January 2012 I redesigned 5 of them, now based on metric system, to match Hong Kong laws, gross floor area calculated from wall face rather than wall axis, unit gross areas include full thickness of external walls and half thickness of shared walls. Walls are 10 cm thick walls instead of than 12.5 cm, bedrooms are 2×2.5 m instead of 2.375×2.625 m.

In 2015 I slightly improved the floor plans and redesigned in colorful style. Notice the core with thick concrete shear walls, which at The Square they extend to building exterior for resistance to lateral forces (seismic and wind load) which is necessary when in Hong Kong most public housing estates are ~40 floors and private estates reaching even 80+ floors.

Hong Kong Minimalist Block Hong Kong Elegance Block Hong Kong Square Block Hong Kong Segmented Block
Hong Kong Concord Block Hong Kong Cruciform Block Hong Kong Harmony Block
Hong Kong Slab Block

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Hong Kong Series with International-sized apartments

In October 2011 I redesigned 3 architectural designs inspired from Hong Kong but using my own international standard of apartments sizes, similar with Singapore and rest of world (bedrooms 3×4 m, living room 4×6 – 4×7 m, etc).

Floor plans redesigned in January 2016 in colorful format and metric system with 10 cm thick walls instead of 12.5 cm. 3D models remains as designed in 2011.

The Cruciform floor plan The Cruciform 3D render The Cruciform floor plan
The Concord street view The Concord floor plan The Concord aerial view
The Square floor plan The Square

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Low cost & High-density housing I

This is the apartment version from the same family with the High-Density landed housing. Inspired from Mexico social housing (casas de interes social) and designed based on 3-meter grid. I improved them by enlarging room sizes and placing a lot of green space. Block size: 42×18 meters. Site plan can be designed in 2 versions: 60×32 meters, with side parking and 14 m between block facades, and 48×40 meters with front parking, 22 meters between front facades. Both will have same density, 166.67 apartments / hectare. Designed in August 2011.

Split-level apartment block, one of most common block types in Brazil public housing. I slightly enlarged the apartments to 50 sqm and 64 sqm and placed the blocks in Zig-Zag pattern to provide privacy and comfort, avoiding bedrooms facing each other on airwells, yet maintaining high density. The 16-apartments blocks have 17 meters width and 40 meters between street axles, resulting a density up to 235.30 apartments per hectare. Designed in January 2012.

H-Shaped Split-Level block floor plan, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments H-Shaped Split-Level block

Other block types inspired from same Brazil, with 46, 60 and 80 sqm. Designed in January 2012.

Rectangular block floor plan, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments Rectangular block, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments H-Shaped block floor plan, 3 bedroom apartments

Sick of apartment sizes?
Real Mexico apartments have only 3-rm apartments (50 sqm) and the bedrooms are small as 3×3 meters, while in Brazil there is some variations in apartment sizes but most bedrooms are 2.5×3.25 meters. In both countries space between buildings can be only 4 meters and green space does not exist in public housing estates.

Low cost & High-density housing II

New floor plans inspired from Latin America, designed using 3.5 x 2.5 m bedrooms, 2.5 x 1.5 m bathrooms, and 1 m wide hallways, all dimensions are divisible by 50 cm, making a nice layout from artistic point of view. They were designed in 2014 and colored later to publish on website.

Rectangular block 16 x 13 meters H-Shaped Split-Level block Rectangular block 13 x 21 meters H-Shaped block with 4-room apartments Low-cost apartments Low-cost apartments with 3 bedroom Low-cost apartments with 4 bedroom

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Luxury apartment tower

This luxury apartment design showcase ability to offer multiple layout options within same apartment, 190 sqm standard apartments composed by 4 bedrooms of which 2 suites, 3 bedroom suites + study, 3 bedroom suites + enlarged living room, as well as 350 sqm duplex penthouses with rooftop jacuzzi. Completed with private lifts and maid rooms. Design inspired from high-end real estate developments of Brazil.

Designed originally in 2012 for hobby when I decided to post on website after making 3D model, but never found time for 3D. Colored in 2016 and published for first time.

Luxury apartment tower

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Comparison of different layouts from my apartment block models

2015 compilation (published January 2016)
All floor plans redesigned in metric system, with 10, 20, 30 cm thick walls

2011 compilation (published January 2012)
All floor plans designed in binary metric system, 12.5 cm internal walls and 31.25 cm thick external walls

Notes about me

I started studying architecture in 2008 by designing in AutoCAD a virtual city with high-quality apartments, imagining being president of a country or manager of a housing corporation, to offer quality housing for at least half of population… like a public housing. Apartments are designed with mind to high-density, average 100 square meters apartment size and 30 sq m per person (virtual city – because I am not a developer, I do not have capital to build them).

Most projects were made for 3D artistic hobby in 2008-2012. They intended to showcase my skills especially in designing efficient layouts. Simplified to be understood by people with zero architecture knowledge, they are NOT intended to be submitted to government for building permit or used in construction.

Since adding live chat widget in 2012, few hundreds people contacted me for architectural design services, I stopped designing for hobby to focus on designing for customers. Some projects shown on website are made from personal interest, based on the quick sketches made at customers request.

House & apartment design statistics (Excel file with all my house and apartment designs, one per row, showing room size of each room for calculating gross floor area and compare different apartment models).

Floor plans made in 2008-2013 use black background, scale 32 pixels per meter, 3D design is rendered at 2048×1536. Since 2010 I added dimensions in millimetres. Apartment size is net floor area (not including walls and balconies).

Floor plans made since 2014 are colored, scale 20 pixels per meter, 3D design is rendered at 1920×1080 or 1440×1080. Dimensions are in meters. Both gross and net floor areas are indicated.

Since 2015 I started a process of redesign old floor plans into colorful style, but never finished because in 2016 I retired from architecture to focus on databases and IT industry. Over next years few people contacted me to buy my past projects, we negotiated price and I emailed AutoCAD DWG files.

Personally I use only AutoCAD, my partners use also ArchiCAD, Blender, Revit, 3D Studio Max.

Notes for purchasing AutoCAD DWG files

Apartment prices: 2 units per floor $40, 3-4 units per floor $50, 5-8 units per floor $60, 9-12 units per floor $70, 13-16 units per floor $80.

House prices: $10 x number of rooms (counting bedrooms and living room), if there are multiple similar plans bundled in one file, add $10 for each additional plan.

$10 discount if you purchase multiple drawings, regardless you purchase at once or separately.

Seeing people preference for buying ready-made drawings, since November 2019 I started adding BUY buttons to each project so you can pay with PayPal or Credit Card and receive automatically editable AutoCAD DWG files (a system I use for selling databases since 2012) instead of needing to email you the files manually.

The process continue in 2020 because I have over 100 projects, some of them need to be updated to current quality standards before posting files for sale. I took new screenshots at scale 40 pixels per meter, for better look on high DPI phone screens, and added few plans designed but never published before.

What is included in purchase

Unless otherwise stated, you get (only) floor plans in .DWG format that you can edit in AutoCAD. Selling designs is an experiment started in 2019, depending by customer feedback I may adjust prices and may offer elevations and 3D models (where available) in the future. There are very few sites selling to get inspired from (example with prices starting from $1000 including detailed architectural drawings).

Among first 10 people who purchased AutoCAD .DWG files, 2 told me that cannot open files. After a short conversation I realized that they did not had AutoCAD software installed. But why people are going shopping for AutoCAD floor plans without having AutoCAD software to open and edit them?

If you don’t have AutoCAD, you can google “DWG viewer” or install one of these (free software that can open .DWG but not edit them). Other option is to sell PDF instead, which can be viewed in browser without special software, but why someone would pay $ for a non-editable PDF floor plan that can only be viewed like the photos freely available for viewing on website?

Some people suggested to NOT display floor plans at all, but only 3D image, requiring people to pay to view floor plan. But designing 3D model for every floor plan would take more effort and do not guarantee sales, since there are countless websites where you can view floor plans for free (but not edit / modify).

Clicky Analytics shows 3D images gets 5-10x less clicks/downloads than floor plans images, meaning that very few are interested in 3D models, due to this reason since 2015 I have not made 3D models unless been paid.

I never made detailed drawings, elevations and sections without advance payment, and due to low number of paying customers, only ~10 projects include elevations and sections, made for customers from specific countries, owning a plot of land of specific size and preferring a specific architectural style. I can post them for sale too, but they may have NO USE for you, because you would need to modify them to suit your needs and your country laws, which is same effort like making a complete new design.

So detailed drawings will be made by my partners on order only following laws of your country. They include detailed floor plans, elevations, sections, 3D design, electrical and plumbing plans, structural analysis report, bill of quantities. Price: $1000-2000, read more: services we offer.

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  1. I have 30×15 lot and I want to utilize 150sqm for multi door apartment. Its located in baguio. I dnt it to look like an apartment, just like normal house

    1. I have see some people using incorrectly the term “apartment” referring at rowhouses, and apparently you are making same mistake. However what does mean “I dnt it to look like an apartment, just like normal house”? I emailed you and wait for you in a live chat.

  2. Hello. I would like to ask your help on a building design to be constructed on a 10 x 12m. lot. The idea is to build a 3 storey building for our home and units for rent. Ground floor for us with a small garage, 2 rooms, 1 T/B, dining, kitchen and living room. First and second floor will have 3 units each with a T/B and window in each room. I don’t know where the staircase will be. There will be a roof top which will only be accessible to us, the owner. If possible, the ground floor has to have a steel gate in the front. We plan to have the units rented out at 5K each. BTW, there is a 5 storey building behind the property while in the front is a narrow street approx. 3-4 meters. Thanks a lot!

    1. Why do you want 3 units per floor instead of 2 or 4 for symmetrical look? But you can do with 3 units, draw a square, divide in 4 and one of quarters will be staircase. SIMPLE? Actually staircase won’t use whole quarter so one of the 3 units can be bigger with an additional bedroom. But if you want also your home to be at ground floor, with different floor plan, things get very… COMPLEX!

      Do you pay for fully-detailed drawings for contractors or just browsing for floorplan ideas?

  3. i want to dowload it (Tower block inspired from the point blocks built in Singapore between 1970 and 1985, which are 26×26 metres and have 117-125 sqm 5-Room flats (living room, dining-family room, plus three bedrooms).
    Can you tell me what i can do to dowload it? pls give file cad drawing. tks all
    Mail: [email protected]

    1. I can give you DWG of Squares Tower for price of $20 floorplan and $40 for 3D design. Please confirm.
      Asking how to download it? I will put the DWG file on server so you can pay via Paypal or credit card and receive file automatically in your email.

  4. Hi! I am looking for a design and a contractor to work on my project if possible to start before this year ends. I have 100 square meter vacant lot in QC and I want to maximize the whole area to build two or three rental properties as well as a separate floor for my residence. I am open for better suggestion you may offer as you are the professionals and of course I want to know the price and cost.

    1. Always provide length and width of the 100 sqm lot. This is decisive whenever 2 or 3 units fits. Having a different floorplan on the other floor is difficult but I can do it. I wait for you in a LIVE CHAT to discuss more details.

  5. Good day I live in Trinidad and I am about to build a small 2 story apartment about 30m × 40m in the country side . I would like to have about 12 self contained rooms where there will be 6 at the bottom and 6 on top but the rooms will be back to back with the front facing outside and each room must have an individual entrance . So baiscally it will be two rows of 3 rooms on each side at the bottom and same thing at the top . These rooms are for visitors spending a few nights . So what can you design for me . The land is a little over a lot and it has a slope to the back .

    1. 30×40 meters is much bigger than the land required for a building like this. So you want rooms with own bathroom and no kitchen, similar with hotels? What is the advantage of back-to-back? Normally should be a central staircase and corridor with rooms on both sides, or an U-shaped building with open corridor for better ventilation.

  6. hi teoalida.
    could you give a sample floor plan for 110sqm lot? frontage is 10m.

    i want it to be at least 4-room apartment for rent though
    5 is much better as the location is intended for the masses.

    stairs can be placed in the middle.


    1. Your IP is located in China, may I know in which country do you build the apartment block?
      For rental is better to build small units (like 1/2-room), not 4-room. How many apartments will be in total?
      Can you use LIVE CHAT in lower-left corner of screen so we can discuss your project in details? And I will design a suitable floor plan for you.

  7. Am working on two real estate projects in Nigeria:

    1. 300 housing units estate. All bungalow in one location. Stand alone two bedroom and three bedroom flats.

    2. 10 storey high tower with 6 units of 2 to 3 bedroom flats on each floor. The building will have an elevator.

    How much will it cost to design the floor plans for these projects?

    Please do me a mail so that I can give you more details.

    Thank you.

    1. That’s a HUGE project, but… you need only floor plan? no site plan, elevations, sections, 3D? Give me more details

  8. Hi,

    I have a 12m x 10m lot, and I am planning to build a 3-storey hotel like building with function room and resto-bar at the roof deck. ground floor will be for commercial spaces and 2nd & 3rd floors will be for the hotel rooms. all rooms will be studio type with bathroom.

    1. Pretty small land for a hotel, how many rooms do you think that fit per floor?
      Can you use LIVE CHAT in lower-left corner of screen so we can discuss your project in details?

    1. I sent you an email and haven’t heard any reply from you!
      Can you use LIVE CHAT in lower-left corner of screen so we can discuss your project in details?

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