Architecture / March 25, 2018 / .
Open floor plans enlarge the feeling of the space. While the open floor plan is, technically, multiple rooms within one giant room, the openness makes it feel like one airy space. Our brains do not necessarily register the separate functions all at once, rather, when we see an open floor plan, we are likely to internalize a spacious area.
This so called cut and fill procedure does two things. First it provides for a level ground surface area for the house location. Second, it shapes the land to slope water away from the home on all sides of the building.
A home builder plan is used by home builders who only need a bare minimum set of house plans. This generally includes the elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, and roof plan. It may include a typical wall detail or two as well. It is very basic and the residential building designer has no control over the final outcome of the architectural detailing.
Building Designers develop site plans in stages. They coordinate this with a civil engineers plat map and topography map. The primary role in the plat is to provide a guide of the property lines and land dimensions. This gives the building designer a frame of reference for the maximum width and depth of the home design.