As a freelancer design draughtsperson, I have received widespread experience for my contributions in both mechanical and electrical engineering draughting being involved in product development, presentation, and design reviews.
My work involves a combination of technical expertise and creativity. I also brings together technologies from different environments and works inventively. In so doing I am able to translate ideas into working products that meet the needs.As a blogger, I strive to inspire my readers by bringing you content through this value added service. I endeavour to help designers and other professionals improve their creativity and productivity. My primary function is to identify the specific needs of professionals sector within the desgn industry and then to meet these requirements in a professional, time sensitive and cost-effective manner. I also offer services as complex as Concept Design, Project Planning and Compiling Design Applications or Presentations. My team of skilled and experienced freelance professionals of professionals are dedicated to providing reliable and professional service that is on time every time.In my Design and Drawing office, I use the latest Synchronous 3D modelling software. On site, I use laser and infrared reflector-less surveying equipment. I also provide layout drawing, design, shop detailing and mechanical surveying depending on the clients requirements. This is my design journey.....
Friday, July 29, 2016
Tiny House Design | Architechture
Since you’re here now I assume it’s because you want to know about tiny house design. If you’ve ever dreamed of designing your own micro, tiny, or small home… you’re at the right place! And I encourage you to bookmark this page right now and remember to come back to it again and again because I’m always updating and adding to it so that it always remains a valuable resource for people like you and me who want to create the perfect ‘tailor-made’ home for ourselves. If you’re just somebody who wants to play around with designing tiny homes for yourself and others (or just for fun) this is a great place to start if you’re a beginner. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Lets get started.....
Designing a tiny house is a little different than designing a conventionally sized home. The process is similar in many ways; however, the need for compact and super efficient design in a tiny home is far greater than in a averahe size home. How you approach the process is important because having tiny house plans design strategies from the start will allow you to address each and every detail that needs attention.
Know what you want: It doesn’t do any good to start designing your home before you know exactly what it is you want from your structure. For example, if a comfortable place to gather with friends and family for dinner parties is important to you, a space designed to accommodate this will be important. Some designs have a “bar style” dining area that works perfectly; however, it means that when people eat with the entire family or if they have friends in, they have to utilize the outdoor space, and the living room in addition to the dining area to make the space comfortable for everyone. Larger sit down meals are warm weather events when they can move to the outdoor eating/hangout area. Or just meet friends in town at a favorite restaurant and enjoy the benefits of not having to cook or clean afterwards!
Be honest in your assessment: The answers to the question “what do I want?” will help you create the home of your dreams, but only if those answers are totally honest. Be sure to really feel into any answer you give and check in at a deep level as to how you feel when you picture yourself living in the space you are considering. Now, during the initial design process, is the time to decide if you need more space, more headroom, or easier access to your bedroom, etc. This process may takes weeks, months, or even years. It sometime take years of experiment with living in a variety of situations before you became clear on what you want (very little) and needed (even less).
There are a lot of tiny house designs out there. Unless you find one that totally speaks to you and that you want to use “as is,” I recommend that you not try to adjust an existing design to meet your needs. It is hard enough to make adjustments to a conventional sized home design, and doing so with a tiny house design will likely prove almost impossible. This is because the design elements of a tiny home are so specific to the space in which they live. Moving or changing one element will have an impact on many others and may, in fact, make the rest of the design less functional, or even unusable.
Starting with a blank slate allows you to get all of the details you identified in the first step, honest decision making, into your design. This eliminates the frustration of trying to make something fit into a space that was not designed to accommodate it.
Perhaps more importantly, designing from a blank slate means you won’t be influenced by other ideas that may look good on paper but won’t actually work for you, personally. It is far too easy for our brains to get locked into an idea or a vision of a home that we have seen. If that home fully fits the bill, go for it; however, pulling together an idea for the perfect living room you saw on a blog, adding in a great kitchen space you saw in a magazine, and then trying to make a bedroom to fit the bill may all be too much to bring together.
I used Google SketchUp to layout the design in three dimensions. This was incredibly helpful as it allowed me to move a full size (to scale, that is) person through the floor plan and see where things might have felt cramped. This, in turn, allowed me to make changes to the design to improve flow, headroom, and overall spacial management of the structure. I had never used SketchUp before and there is certainly a learning curve for the software. I probably spent about 4 hours viewing tutorials on the web in order to get comfortable enough to start my design process. At that point, I was ready to move forward and able to layout in three dimensions. There are many different tutorials out there and everyone learns differently.....
Good luck with your process. Again, if you find that design that perfectly fits your needs, then I hope you will simply move forward with building that plan. If, however, you find a plan that only partially meets your needs, step back, follow the steps above, and create the home of your dreams from scratch. You will be glad you did.