This one-story 3-bedroom, 4 bathroom home is an evolution of the vulgar box structure. The “box”, seemingly more a parallelepiped structure, has a single-loaded corridor, which forms an unbroken backdrop for outdoor displays. The structure exhibits geometrical volumes and crisp modern details with glazed walls overlooking the surrounding landscape. It is a flexible, powerful, high-quality exoskeleton that can house almost any function. The façade has a thermally broken folding-system for long-term weather performance. The cube is rendered partially immaterial by imposing glass-panels, which meld the interior and exterior into one. By extending the façade folding panel, an ample sun-deck /patio “belvedere” is provided. The long, linear corridor preceding the glass panels serves as a “natural” ventilation system. Two sliding wall-panels in structural concrete, seals the back of the home offering complete security in the owner's absence. Internally, we have a minimalist layout highlighted by translucent glass walls and partitions between the rooms. A mixture of influences combines to create a transcendent impression of freshness from the purity of the décor, the wood- traditional, some contemporary- the predominant white color, the shiny “terrazzo” flooring, the roller blinds all contribute to compile the ”wellbeing” home construction concept. Sustainable, renewable and certified VOC free building materials are employed. Features like insulation, appliances, heating and cooling systems are all energy-efficient. These energy- saving accessories may include an underground heat-pump system, roof top solar/photovoltaic panels and state of the art technology in home/building automation for comfort, security, energy optimization. Well-designed deflection, drainage and drying paths completes the structures site which sits lightly on the landscape.The platform structure consists of: a timber frame and wooden marine-plank flooring. Appropriate Moisture Control Techniques: rain deflection, drainage, drying are implemented. The approximate weight of the entire structure is 7.000-8.000 Kg according to the type of wood and frame chosen. The platform is lifted by an automated/manual hoisting system. This consists of two heavy-duty high-speed lifting winches with clutch (even marine type) including auto/manual override and for a capacity of at least 9.000 Kg each. These thrust-bearing winches are housed in an inspection-box provided for under the pavement's surfaces. It is advisable to provide for heavy-duty auto/manual hook-latches or toggle hook-latches to secure the platform to the main structure when it is in a closed position. This will contribute to ease the load-bearing strain as well as providing for a back-up security/emergency option.Please note that these winches are fairly economical to purchase on the free-market
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All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :
- Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas. Most of our plans show a basement and alternate crawl space or slab plan.
- Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
- Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
- Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
- Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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All house plans from Houseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed.
In addition to the house plans you order, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the property. You might also need beams sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your home builder can usually help you with this. You may also need a septic design unless your lot is served by a sanitary sewer system. Many areas now have area-specific energy codes that also have to be followed. This normally involves filling out a simple form providing documentation that your house plans are in compliance.
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In some regions, there is a second step you will need to take to insure your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. Examples of this would be, but not limited to, earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of the Florida, Gulf & Carolina Coasts. New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional as well. If you are building in these areas, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you aren’t sure, building departments typically have a handout they will give you listing all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.
Additionally, stock plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your building department requires one, they will only accept a stamp from a professional licensed in the state where you plan to build. In this case, you will need to take your house plans to a local engineer or architect for review and stamping. In addition, plans which are used to construct homes in Nevada are required to be drawn by a licensed Nevada architect.
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