I need to transition a couple of floor plans from Sweet home design to a more comprehensive drawing with materials and finishes selected. Preferably in autocad or sketchup so they can be easily shared and discussed with builders and architects.
I have attached the following files:
- Powerpoint presentation with the two different designs that I would like to be placed on the block.
- Survey of the property - lower block is the block. Note position of north
The design should comply with residential R codes for Western Australia and nedlands. [url removed, login to view] Council has been engaged and the following was noted:
- Maximum height of the building can be 10 meters
- Three stories are allowed with the first story being no habitable ie carpark or basement. In the Attached w design there is a opportunty for the front module to be 3 stories with a room at the top in the roof line - attic style. The first level can be carpark straight off street.
Features of the block
- Slight sloping allows for about a meter step down mid block.
- From the first story there is remarkable district view as the block is at the top of a hill.
- There is a 3m adjoining area. This can be maintained and that wall can have a zero boundary
- There is a 6m setback at front and rear from council. Note looking at satellite google maps photo you can place the house right on six meters consistent with the rest of the block.
General requirements from the house
- Three meter high ceilings a must
- Floor to ceiling glass a must -so all designs should limit lental above windows.
- Windows to be steel (custom) to create the industrial feel ([url removed, login to view]) or aluminum that minimizes size of the frame.
- House to be constructed from bricks can render to give concrete feel
- the second floor rear living area must have a great balcony on it. Note the overlooking requirements and distances. All drawings must show that distance for compliance discussion with the council.
- All my Pinterest boards show the modernist design I am attracted too - here is the link [url removed, login to view]
- I want separation of living areas and large rooms.
- W house is preference as we can do 3 story first section. Upper levels on the street and rear facing need to glass to capture views and surroundings.
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*The W allows capture of the northern light and achieves separation very well - also very good with overlooking and boundary concerns.
* Allows us to place a third story into the attic space as well similar to design 2 and cars sheltered.
- We don't need cars to have a garage and can use hardstand instead.
- Second house: I like the idea of a simple gabled roof and using that cavity for living purposes to maximise the space and economy of the build. The surrounding neighborhood are classic Australian houses so the gabled roof is excellent in function and aesthetic. This roof line can run from front to back of the property to provide a 3 story building through out - with the Master room and a living room on top floor of the building. Simple and powerful building.
I can provide some pictures of a similar design under construction in Singapore. Where they have used steel to create a framework at the front of the building, a aged zinc roof and a wonderful finish.
Finishes are industrial, concrete and steel with lots of glass. Simple palet.
I am looking you to keep the design simple and for you to add some of your creativity to how it is finally executed and drawn.
I am also looking for your advice as to which design you think is best for the property.
You can view location and street via the maps or equivalent web based services. The street address is 60B Archdeacon Street, Nedland, Western Australia 6009.