Architecture / June 14, 2018 / .
A topography map can appear complex and just plain intimidating to the untrained eye. However, it speaks a language that Building Designers clearly understand. Designers gather important details from this illustration. Moreover, they learn things about the lot that include, easements, setbacks, existing trees foliage.
Open floor plans increase social interaction. Whoever is in the kitchen doing the cooking or the post meal cleanup, can still get the job done while interacting with everyone else in the other rooms. This helps the kitchen person to feel less like a slave and more a part of the action.
Open floor plans brighten the space. Where a traditional kitchen might be a hole tucked away in a windowless corner of the home, an open concept kitchen will likely connect it to the dining and living rooms and, consequently, windows. Natural light is always a bright boost to any room.
Each room should be furnishable, preferably in more than one way. This will often require that windows be located in ways which appear informal and asymmetrical on the outside, but do not let outside symmetry dictate how a room is furnished.