Here I shows my best designs made between 2008 and 2016 from personal interest (artistic hobby / training) as well as for various customers. New: in November 2019 I added buttons to purchase DWG files of my past projects.
Too few paying customers and customers wasting too much time for the money paid made me to retire from architecture in 2016, I no longer offer architectural design services myself, but few partner architects can help you if you need new projects.
We are busy with PAYING customers, DO NOT disturb us with emails or chat messages if you are looking for free floor plans or cannot afford our prices!
Philippines 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 north-facing in a rural area and I designed in AutoCAD 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.
Most projects shown on this page are designed in AutoCAD for 3D artistic hobby. 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.
In 2012 I stopped the hobby, to concentrate on designing for customers, most of them were building houses and not apartments.
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).
2008-2013 projects use black floor plans and 3D design at 2048×1536.
2014-present projects use colorful floor plans at lower resolution, and 3D design at 1920×1080 or 1440×1080.
I started in 2015 to redesign older floor plans into colorful style, but in 2016 my other business forced me to leave architecture, leaving several projects unfinished.
For pre-2013 works, apartment size indicated in floor plan is net floor area (not including walls and balconies).
Due to low number of clicks/downloads on 3D model images compared with clicks on floor plan images, I decided to NOT make any more 3D models, unless I am paid for this job.
News: after 3 years since last building designed, 3 years in which several people contacted me to buy DWG files, which I emailed manually, I decided in November 2019 to put BUY buttons at my past projects. Pay with PayPal or Credit Card and receive editable DWG file automatically in your email, similar with like how I am selling databases for last 7 years.
In case of building designs, selling is experimental, because I do not know what expectations will have each customer, and if a floor plan not made for YOU (made for a previous customer or from personal interest) will suit YOUR needs. If you want to purchase multiple floor plans, contact me for a discount.
Nigeria narrow house 5-bedroom 300 sqm
My client had a narrow lot 8.6 m at front, 7.4 m at back, 36 meters depth, facing east, which posed a challenge in designing a nice house measuring 6 x 28 meters. Bedrooms facing front and sides but not to rear to avoid afternoon sun. There is a fashion in Nigeria to build houses made from a mix of cubes in vibrant colors, upper floor in overhang to create a more interesting shape. Contacted me in March 2016, final project designed in June 2016.
African modernity 5-bedroom 270 sqm
My client from Uganda wanted an extravagant house different than what is common in his country (houses with pitched roof). A modern house with large balconies and roof terrace, he insisted the house to be rectangular (I initially disagreed with this, modern houses should have complex shapes).
Lot size 20x30m, main road on west side and minor road on south side, the house had to be beautiful on west side but in the same time the afternoon sun had to be avoided, so I designed the small bedrooms to be facing north and south and added balcony on west side to cover the sun, master bedroom is again facing south but also have windows on east side to get morning sun. The actual project will have metal balcony rail instead of glass. CAD design in April 2015.
House with bedrooms in basement
Over 95% of houses built around the world that have multiple floors have living room on ground floor (or next floor if ground floor is a shop) and bedrooms on upper floors, but there are some cases (such as downhill land) in which is better to have bedrooms on lower floor and living room on upper floor).
House design for north-facing lot in Europe
In temperate countries from Northern Europe, people try to get as much sun heat is possible, thus south-facing lots are sold at a premium price. However my customer lot was facing north, but this did not turned into a problem in making a beautiful floor plan in AutoCAD. Requirements: 3-bedroom + garage in about 180 sqm gross floor area.
Terrace Modern 300+ sqm
Luxury house design in 6-meter frontage, 4-storey terraced house, which works also as semi-detached house. 5 bedrooms, 4 with 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.
Designed in February 2011 for artistic purpose (no customer). Inspired from Singapore! (here even rich families own just one car). Notice how I mixed each 3-color group (red-green-blue / yellow-cyan-magenta)?
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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 home from May 2014. He slightly deviated from my project, to make the facade more massive.
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.
This, together with Semi-Detached Mixed, were first houses from 2010 era, designed in AutoCAD for artistic purpose (no specific customer).
One year later I decided to continue the project, by arranging the houses in a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. Complex size: 100 x 135 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare. House design inspired from Singapore!
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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 a customer in Nigeria wanted to build 2 units of semi-detached in a 60 x 120 feet land… I designed a sketch inspired from American shotgun homes, improved with hallways. Customer said that will come back in a week and pay for complete project… but this never happened.
Got a personal interest for this type of house, so I improved the sketch with a 4th bedroom added in front, making it 5 meters wide and 26 meters long. 2-bedroom version made in 2015 after someone else’s sketch. 3D model designed in 2016, moment in which I lengthened floor plan with 2 meters, adding laundry room.
Split-level house 150 sqm
Example of split-level home with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, and minimum of hallways, being 7 meters wide is probably a good home plan for narrow lots with 10 meters frontage.
I made this house model in AutoCAD for a friend from Romania 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.
Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm
In December 2012 I made a sketch for a filipino customer intending to build 4 rowhouses on 24 x 14 meters plot. For publishing on website I redesigned his sketch into smaller houses to show you how is possible to build 3-bedroom townhouse with carport in only 60 sqm land (5 x 12 m).
NOT suitable as single family home on 5-meter wide plots, a column will be needed in other side of carport too, reducing carport width to 250 cm, cars are growing and even compact cars like Toyota Corolla are now 180 cm wide, so you could not open doors. Houses built in pairs will have 5.4 meter wide carport, leaving 120 cm between cars and 30 cm between each car and wall.
Feb 2013 I also tried a single-storey version, inspired from this house, smallest and shittest house plan I ever saw!
In November 2013 I designed a 4-bedroom house for JUN supposedly having a 5x14m land. Then he realized that his land size is 4.7m wide and we had to try a different layout. I turned the original sketch into a 3D artistic project, beside that I designed 3 additional floor plans in various sizes… and compiled all 5 plans in a single image!
A common problem in Philippines is that many cheap houses use back-to-back typology, suffer from poor ventilation and lacks a washing area. The townhouses designed by me (still back-to-back) feature washing area (lanai) at rear, so cross-ventilation is possible.
Terrace Airwells 250 sqm
Medium-luxury 3-storey terrace housing development 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 axis.
Inspired from Singapore and Malaysia! Designed in AutoCAD for artistic purpose in November 2010.
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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. During my childhood I liked making symmetrical houses with central balconies and place as many rooms is possible facing street.
The dream never came true… high land prices forced us to continue living in our two apartments.
European Houses 90-200+ sqm
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.
Further research revealed that most of terraced houses in Europe have living room at rear, kitchen at front and entrance in a hallway beside kitchen. Maybe some day I will redesign them again
Malaysia single-storey houses
Floor plans designed in AutoCAD in early 2014, posted in May 2014. Such house layouts with central living room and no hallways are popular all around South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc).
3D model designed in 2016 based on 3-bedroom semi-detached (91 sqm) a
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Additional single-storey house floor plans, some inspired from houses built around Malaysia, some not inspired from there, they are suitable for any low-income country with large plots of land.
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Malaysia two-storey houses
In early 2012 I started being fascinated by Malaysian houses, and I designed few floor plans in AutoCAD for fun, of which 2 I published in March 2012. I redesigned them in metric system in May 2014 and republished 4 terraced house styles.
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).
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Malaysia / Singapore three-storey houses
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 house in Semi-Detached form in mid-2011 which was almost 400 sqm, 5 en-suite bedrooms and private lift.
I made a poll so people can vote for their favorite 3D design and in 2013 I decided to make them in 2 versions, a highly-decorated neoclassic design and an ultramodern design, each one would require about 1 week of full-time work. Did not had time for hobbies due to designing houses for customers.
Maybe in 2016 if I return in designing AutoCAD 3D models for artistic purposes, I will make 3D for these houses.
I also attempted to design bungalows bigger than semi-detached houses. I re-made one in 2017 and published here. A nearly 500 sqm luxury house, but still a compact design that requite a land plot of minimum 18 x 30 meters (60 x 100 feet). I hardly could design such big house without exaggerating in number of rooms, so I put 7 bedrooms + maid room, and 9 bathrooms. House feature a pool, private lift, and roof terrace.
Philippines single-storey houses 38-56 sqm
AutoCAD floor plans designed in early 2014, following the minimum room size allowed by Philippines laws: bedroom 2 m wide / 6 sqm area, bathroom 1.2 m wide (although the law allow 0.9 m wide but using toilet would be uncomfortable). If you’re lucky and able to afford a bigger lot, I can enlarge these houses or design bigger houses for individual cases.
In this country, the term Bungalow define a single-storey house, NOT a detached house with any number of floors, like in the rest of Asia.
Philippines double-storey houses 55-80 sqm
Many lots in Philippines are 8 meter wide, and setbacks are 1.5 m in front and side and 2 m at rear. So if you want a single detached house, you can build 5 meters wide house, like these samples for 80 and 100 sqm plots. However for lots smaller than 120 sqm people choose to build attached houses (with firewall). Designed in AutoCAD early 2013, redesigned and colored in February 2015.
Philippines squarish houses 73-104 sqm
During 2013 I have 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 publishing here the best two of them… plus an ultra compact home (73 sqm) done for fun (no specific customer) in March 2014.
Low-cost High-Density Housing 60-100 sqm
These AutoCAD house drawings and 3D models 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 in 2010 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.
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.
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.
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!
Also see: High-Density Apartments, posted in the Apartment Design page.
American home 240 sqm / 360 sqm land
I do not enjoy United States architecture very much or the american lifestyle, but I still wanted to complete my collection of house designs with an american-inspired home. Typical home in America is 3 to 5 bedroom, 2000 square feet in average, don’t know if this figure include garage, but is common to have 2/3-car garage per house. The housing density is low as 10- max 15 homes per hectare, but because many homes are single-story, 12 m wide or even wider, numerous rooms are facing side walls, invading privacy of neighbors as the homes are only 3 meters apart.
I improved the typical american McMansion by making a home plan only 8 meters frontage and still… I succeeded to put 4 bedrooms facing either front of back of home, 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.
This is the finished and colored version of the sketches proposed to a customer from Iraq in April 2014.
India & Pakistan terraced houses
Most common house type in India is the house covering whole plot of land, leaving just small airwells to ventilate inner rooms. Only rich people live in bungalows (detached houses) surrounded by open space on all sides (minimum 1.5m setback).
Compared with the business success in Philippines and rest of world, in India I had numerous BAD experiences with idiots wasting my time designing dozens of “30-min sketches” that did not wanted to proceed to detailed drawings (or wanted but refused to PAY for service), or not even replying after emailing the sketch, not even a “thank you” for the FREE help offered (most likely because they asked multiple designers and no longer needed my service). I selected 3 of these sketches, with one, two and three floors, improved and colored them, and published here:
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 publish here the 3BHK house shortened with 5 feet. Notice how I made windows for every bathroom, lower floor toilet being ventilated through garage? 5-foot road reserve space, 4-foot corridors, 1-meter wide staircase, to comply with India building code.
In 2014 another client had 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 moving drawing room on ground floor, it can be a 4BHK house.
Common in India are the houses for multi-generation families, terraced-styled houses having each floor belonging to another branch of family, or even worse, each family branch having just one room. Here is an example of two-family house floor plan designed in early 2015 for a client, with AutoCAD 3D model made from personal interest in December 2015.
Some clients want their home to be at ground floor and multiple rental flats on first floor, designing different floor plan each floor is very difficult.