…No pun intended! Actually, I totally intended that to be punny. Because these are my “plans” for the weekend.
The floor plans and elevations that I have been hand drafting for the last 11 weeks!
Just a tiny bit of back story: In my architectural drafting class, we were lucky enough to have a real client to design and draft a home for! The client is Habitat for Humanity, International. They needed us to design a home for a single mother and her three children, who before being selected for home assistance, were all crammed into a one-bedroom apartment. So, we all had to design a new 3 bedroom home for them, at a maximum of 1,070 sf. It is amazing what you can do with what seems like so little space! Habitat is such an amazing organization, and I have learned so much about them through this project. Before I started, I just kind of thought they gave houses to poor people. The truth is that the families that are selected have to show the ability to make mortgage payments, they have to pay a down payment, they of course have to pay the mortgage, and also have to put in 500 sweat equity hours on the building of the home. I think it is a wonderful program that assists deserving families who would not otherwise have an opportunity to own a house become homeowners. For more information, and for ways you can help HFH in your community, click here.
This post is dedicated to Osanna, because apparently gmail didn’t want me to e-mail these pictures to her.
Here is the plain old floor plan. When it is traced for the final presentation, it will have all the dimensioning, labels, and electrical and lighting plan on it as well.. It’s going to be very packed. This was before I labeled it, so from the top left corner going clockwise we have the master bedroom (for the mother), the master bath above with the guest bath below, utility closet with HVAC, water heater, washer and dryer. Next is the kitchen, it has a door leading out to the backyard, and the cabinets above the counters are ceiling mounted, and so there is an opening from the kitchen to the dining room (the room right after the kitchen) as well as to the living room, right below the kitchen/dining on the floor plan. Continuing back down the house we have the little boy’s room, and the girls’ room.
This is the electrical and lighting plan. It’s the rough first draft, so there are lots of sloppy notes and symbols, but it’s still kind of cool.
This is the front elevation of the house. It faces the west.
And the north elevation…
East elevation (back of the house, facing the backyard)
And the south elevation. This is the side of the house that the driveway comes up to, so I wanted to have a side door there for bringing in groceries, etc.
Here some elevations of the kitchen…The weird looking drawing on the far left is of the closed folding doors enclosing the HVAC, washer, dryer, etc…
So that’s most of what I have so far, and I will be completely done in 5 weeks!! So excited for the summer 🙂