Architecture / July 2, 2018 /
Utility spaces and garages should be placed to shield the house from cold winter winds. In snowy climates, put garage and house entries on a sunny exposure to help melt snow. In many US climates, an inside corner facing southeast provides outdoor space sheltered from cold northwest winds. Put windbreaks between the house and cold winds, and cut trees which block summer breezes and desirable sun.
Other items include land slope contours and the property orientation in reference to true north. Boring test are also indicated to explain soil conditions if necessary. Building designers are able to complete the house site plan by adding the footprint of the home to the map. The land conditions can be adjusted accordingly from there.