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House 322 by Built4ever House 322 by Built4ever
Color-toned front elevation, first and second floor plan, cross section and side elevation for House #322, a classic American bungalow with a modern floor plan, arranged on a narrow town lot with garage in back, drawn entirely in pencil and labeled on the computer. Note: File updated June 13, 2011.
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
i hope you dont mind but i googled your name...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You'll get a clothing store in Montreal he he...no other website right now, just Facebook...
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
excuse me ?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Uh I think there is a guy with my name in Montreal with a clothing store...
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
oh i actually typed in 'archiect' after your name
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AncientKing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
and your style is far better than with CAD and 3D))))
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Computer generated has no character! Lifeless...
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AncientKing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Do u use some grafic programmes or always draw by hand?
anyway, nice project!!!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I always draw by hand on tracing paper, over graph paper, very small scale, details larger scale, perspective drawings always by hand, no computer "modeling." Then, I scan to computer, clean up drawings, tweak contrast and color, arrange on page, add words, etc. I'm exploring using "GIMP" program now and getting more sophisticated effects with it. That should hopefully be apparent. I never use CAD or 3D programs, i don't even have them!
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Bogdan06 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
What do you think, is better to work by hand or by computer in our days?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Possibly both. Best to design by hand, make graceful curves, good proportions quickly, etc. Computer is good for 3D models and final construction plans, allows easy modifications. Illustrations ALWAYS look best as hand made watercolors and drawings, computer generated stuff is too stiff, photo-like, un-natural colors, not as pretty. Any designer or architect should be able to design a building with a piece of paper and a pencil, in an office, on site, or on front of a client. I always draw/sketch when I am with a client to show ideas.
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
ohh this is a nice house :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Well a female friend of mine here in town certainly would like to build this one too he he...
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
oh! i lil copetition i see ? :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
We'll build it many times. FOR EVERYBODY!
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
oh cool :D
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drugTito Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Wow, great stuff!
This plan is SO different than what they make me do here, a developer would develop a seizure upon seeing something like this :D
I like that office-thingy near the entrance, very neat....and the master bedroom assembly is just grand!

One functionality 'remark', though - for someone to reach it, they have to pass through the entire house. On the other hand, you make sure that residents 'remain in contact', which is quite awesome! :nod:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Good eye. I can't penetrate that long wall in common with the kitchen without disturbing the bed and two nightstands arrangement. I like to face the bed looking out if I can. HMMM It's a good point, not sure...
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drugTito Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
S'okay, totally legitimate reason!

The thing is, the place where I was schooled has open modernist tendencies, so I guess it left a mark, 'funcionality first, $/%# everything else' and all that....and my "squeeze everything out of nothing' job has severely deformed my approach over the years, and I get very little chance of doing something in the opposite direction.

This is a very nice place. I wouldn't mind living in it :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Three commandments of architecture: function, durability, beauty. But they MUST be applied in equal measure. That's the key.
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drugTito Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Golden words!

Function is something I think I handle very well (one of the perks developed after working for developers for so long, and having to achieve maximum out of a very small usable area), durability is, well......I haven't met one structural engineer who'd leave anything to chance, so their requirements and running changes present an additional hindrance on top of all.
They have their valid reasons, but sometimes it can be just plain ridiculous...

...and as for beauty, now that's a tricky one. :)
The thing is, beauty as a concept is one of the most subjective things out there, if you know what I mean... Something that you find to be beautiful may as well be utterly hideous to someone else.
With money to waste and the need to feel fulfilled, someone will buy a gigantic white Hummer that's 2 parking spaces wide, and someone will buy a frail vintage Lotus convertible with a racing-green paint job.

It's the case with architecture as well.
Folks who build things exclusively for sale regularly couldn't care less about the final look, so there's a chance of making something look decent.....however, there's so much packed inside such a building so there's zero room for actually making it look decent. Function 100% dictates the look of the thing.

Folks who build for themselves, on the other hand are different...they DO care. A lot. But as it happens, I live in a place where only a small percentage of them will entrust something like that to a professional....I live in a place where EVERYBODY is a $&"%" expert, and has a VERY clear idea of what they want and come in with their own doodles of incredibly retarded floorplans and facades, and won't budge ONE bit. And each one has their own definition and concept of "beauty".

It's their money, and they "deserve" to get the full-fledged product 100% to their liking, they say. "Money is money and times are very rough" says my Boss, so it's a company policy have "no pride" in such cases..

..but if you happen to be a poor sod who spends his knowledge, time, skill and energy on something that looks like a cross between a disgustingly kitschy mansion belonging to a Gypsy duke and a Viking longhouse, woe on you...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I like it! A contemporary Viking House!
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drugTito Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Ugh, if only :D

Longhouses were one single space, and this dude had an ingenious idea of one wide and LOOOOONG hallway accesed centrally on one of the narrower sides, symmetrical rooms, a bath and such accessed laterally from the hallway (some 7-8 rooms/spaces alltogether), and one HUGE (living) room at the end of the runway.

A single space would've been a far lesser damage, IMO :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
We have a "shotgun shack," one long house you could shoot a gun through. Translate that into your language!
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