Sometimes visualising your project is difficult, leading to indecision, changes, and more expense. This is where technology can help. Interactive virtual reality is available to assist you to experience the design of your space in 3D high definition from any device.
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Bigger is not always better in the world of quality architecture. Great ideas can be found in some of the smallest homes. Here are some examples to inspire your next project.
The construction on the mystery project in Serenade Drive, Coomera Waters, Qld has progressed. Roof sheeting and insulation is now in place and the client appears to be experimenting with the idea of external timber cladding. Its taking shape and looks promising.
If you are prepared to compromise on a view and cross ventilation, an underground home may be a feasible option.
On the up side, underground homes provide effective shelter from extremes of weather, resulting in a constant internal temperature all year round. Noisy neighbours would also be less of a problem as the sound insulation would be optimal.
If you think underground homes can’t be luxurious, take a look at these underground mansions in the UK.
Designing a home on and within a budget is possible. When you design for the space you need not fort he space you want you will finish with a more economically efficient home. The use of furniture in plan early in the design stage will help maximise quality living space and minimise the circulation space. Andrew Kerr is a Tasmanian Architect and has set himself the challenge of designing and building a house for $60k. Here, he answers some questions posed by The Australian Institute of Architects: Interview with AIA and provides interesting reading.
Andrew documents the project from the very beginning at his blog http://60khouse.com.au/ and is worth a visit to see the project’s development.
Shipping containers can serve a number of architectural functions. When articulated effectively these simple structures can be transformed into exciting examples of architecture. From holiday homes to a kids cubby house, here are some examples of what can be achieved.