Vie is SE, not NE, so orientation of layout is off. Like the round turret & curved lines incorporated. Not grounded/contiguous with ground...the wall feels unnecessary.
The idea for the reception and waiting right behind it was unique, I am really going to consider adding that basic design to the final plan, no one else had anything like it.
Thank you for the submission! We liked how the overall bathroom design had a useful symmetry to it and a large shower and tub. We also like that the laundry room opened to both the closet and the hallway. The closet space in the design would be of limited usefulness due to interference from doors, the window, and the need to be able to pass through the space.
Nice floorplan for the indoor space, but didn't address our module 3 (outdoor space).
I really liked this submission's excellent floor plan. It is very practical and met our requirements. Our issue is with the overall aesthetics. It is an attractive design, but is a little too reserved. We live in a German settled town and this design resembles many of our area's fachwerk houses. We were looking for something that would stand out more. We have not decided which house we will actually build. Also, this design could be adapted for some of our planned rentals. Please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd be willing to perform additional follow-on work. Thanks again for participating in this competition.
The bedrooms are narrow and the loft is not something that we desire. The carport idea is nice and the courtyard with bedrooms opening out into it is also a good idea.
Dear Arc 45, Thank you again for participating in my design/remodel project. Please know how much I appreciated the thought and creativity you put into my home project. Your condo layout was thoughtful with amenities, but in receiving cost estimates for the needed construction and demolition, it was beyond the high end of my budget and significantly higher than that of the winning submission. Also, unfortunately, the design prevented me from reselling as three bedroom home, which is important as I think about the future. Please allow me to express my gratitude to you once again as I enjoyed being immersed in your drawings of what could be... I appreciate the time and thought you put into my home. Kind Regards, Robyn = )
We loved the wrap around decks - nice touch! You were able to make the front entrance a focal point.
Hi, thanks for your project. You met most of my requirements, but the aesthetics of your design were not the best to my taste. Some of them, while to my liking, would be too expensive to execute so I could go for them. I wish we have had a chance to interact during the competition, so I could give you feedback on these things, it could have made a difference. Thank you again and best of luck in future competitions!
Hi, In addition to the comment below. We are also interested in utilizing the high ceiling. We are thinking about an mezzanine and exposed ceiling. Your thoughts? this is quite functional - we like this layout. Only minor revision is that we do not like the manager to be sitting against with the back to the window. Also the accounting manager's office will have open glass to the workspace so there's some natural light? Also, when the customer enters the building, there will be a interior glass door so they will have to be let in to maintain security? Also, you will be submitting the exterior site map and other plan documents as well? thanks!
We really like (Sheet 8) the wall with the tall built-in cabinet in the corner to replace the door and the two built in seating areas in the back. Do the built-in cabinets around the fireplace have open area in bottom for vents? Is there any reason the doorway for the room divider needs to be on the far side? Your divider may work for us with all of it in the back part (addition) of the room.
Dont like the vanity placement. Graphics werent as good as others
Arc 316. Very cool design. I like the "hidden" house a lot. Some specific feedback: The green roof as designed is cool, but will probably need a full railing on the edge. Might affect the "hidden" effect. Option might be to elevate the roof above grade 4 feet on north side so no railing is needed on a roof, and less excavation overall. But that would subtract from hidden effect...hmm. Consider eliminating lower deck to allow more natural land cover (the upper is probably plenty, and nice shape!). It'd be nice to have a view of ocean from some "public" space, be it dining, kitchen or living (as set up now looks like the den-bedroom 1 wing obscures it). The entry stairs are cool, but worry a bit about claustrophobic feel, since at entry to house, you are in a 3-sided "box". When standing at the door, I'd like it to feel a bit grand. I also like some protection overhead on any main entry door to shield guests from rain. Consider an Arctic entry. Think about wall space in the den for a desk. Don't need 6 double doors onto deck. I'd eliminate the one in den at least, and probably bedrooms to reduce heat loss. I see no need to exit bedrooms to deck given the multiple other options. I also like cool/dark bedrooms for sleeping, so sun exposure less important there. Kitchen-living-dining arrangement looks very nice! The space between kitchen counter and laundry seems a bit odd. Maybe move laundry room to this space (in cabinets) and shorten plan by the current hall-laundry area (and small enclosed deck space with E and W windows facing each other). Simpler construction, less perimeter for heat loss. Or step master bedroom wing back 4 feet further into hill so dining room can have east facing window that looks at mountains (and gets morning sun) I'd like person working at sink to be facing a window, or facing the center of the room. Maybe switch sink to the Island? Reading room and den might be combined somehow to cut costs (multipurpose rooms). As laid out, there is a hallway between reading room and den that goes under the stairs. It appears to get little natural light, which may be uninviting. All guests in main house will have to head for the bathroom at dark corner of this hall. Can it be moved more central (maybe swap with reading room?). Hope this feedback is helpful. Very cool design, and much along what I was seeking. Thanks!
Very nice! I like the red walls distinguishing new walls. You were the only designer that seemed to notice the difference in width of the "bonus room" versus the downstairs guestroom. Also the only one that thought to dig into that downstairs guest room for more entryway space. On the second floor, I miss my guest bathroom and master toilet but I like the separate giant master shower room.
Thanks for a creative design and very nice graphics
this was an interesting approach, but it it did not appeal from an aesthetic point of view. particularly the option 2 which did attempt to improve useability of the living space on the second floor. it really was not in good harmony with the existing structure from the appearance standpoint. Pros: open plan with dining, kitchen and sunroom. access to garage and the laundry room were appealing. retaining back wall of kitchen and cabinets a nice idea, to save on cost Cons: exterior did not appear to be a good fit with existing appearance, new roof blocks upstairs window, too modern, too wide, unclear interior views made visualization difficult.
Thanks for the submission.The cart concept in the kitchen really didn't give us what we were looking for as an island.
This design does capture most of what we asked for but in a very simple design. You may be right about the 90-degree garage angle. The curved drive is smart but it doesn't function well. I'm not sure I want to lose that footage in the house by pushing back for a porch. If there's room, maybe we could push it all out further to have both a small porch a larger LR. We would love to have coffered ceilings and I"m not sure how we can do that with the dormers... they would not be letting in light. Overall, it's quite good.
this is gorgeous! I love the awning, the reuse of the existing stair footprint, and the (minimal but impactful) new brickwork. The things I would change are: - mount mailboxes on fence instead of building a special house for them. - do not extend porch across the building. Although I love the way it looks, I do not want to block the light coming into the lower unit. For that reason, I would also move the bikes and the fence the are placed in front of the lower window. Thanks for this - nice work!
Thanks for your submission! We like the clerestory windows facing north in the pool room and you had a good conservation of exterior (especially southern) space. However, the laundry room is unworkable with washer and dryer in front of window, the attachment angle of the addition is awkward and undesirable (acute angle in brick), and the space the hallways consume is problematic. Porch on garage in its location wouldn't be very useful to us.
Hello, We really like some of your ideas, especially the bump outs and the efficiency of the design. However, we were really hoping to achieve more closet space in the Master Suite and we really need additional space for entertaining on the main level, too. The music studio under the Master Suite is currently problematic soundwise, so we really need to find a way to have that space be sonically away from sleeping areas. Thanks for taking time to work on our project. Good luck in your future design endeavors!
Very solid design. Liked the various outdoor spaces. My only qualms are that it may be a little too traditional and that the second second floor bathroom would need to be accessible to the entire floor, not just the two bedrooms.
I thought this design had some creative elements to it. Changing the location of the exercise room was a good idea but it too much space from other elements. The cupola was a creative element that I liked on a whimsical basis, but it really is counter to my stated primary concern about hurricane resistance. I lived through Andrew and I'm pretty sure that without some really expensive super reinforcement it would not survive. So, I do like the looks of the design, but it doesn't have the functionality that I'm looking for. Thank you for submitting. You're a very creative designer.
Thank you for working on our project! We can tell you spent some time on this and we are very appreciative of your work.
This design is definitely in our top 3. There are some things we'd change about the layout, but overall a very strong entry. Only thing missing was a dimensioned interior plan; consequently, we can't tell how big the house is. UPDATE: Thank you for resubmitting the design with the requested changes. Frankly this was one of our favorites, and we had a hard time deciding between yours and one other. We felt like we could build this with a minimum of alterations, and we really liked the exterior as well. The upstairs was my wife's favorite out of all the submissions.
One of the few that met all criteria, Double-door entrance to guest BR seems excessive when there isn't direct access from this BR to the adjoining bathroom. Instead, that space could be used, for example. to create a closet for hanging coats of guests. In general, this design was very close to what will eventually be built. As an aside, we liked the walk-in pantry in the kitchen. By adopting this idea we were able to eliminate the hallway pantry and, consequently, expand the guest bath.