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    Building a new home

    Here is a home we are currently designing:








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    Dear Humbert

    This is a very beautiful design!

    But I would have concerns of overheating (unshaded wall and windows, flat roofs).

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    Not really suited for the tropics.
    Flat roof (a lot of heat conduction).
    Large windows without large, over-hanging eaves (yet more heat).
    Too boxy (but that's just me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen
    Flat roof (a lot of heat conduction).
    Perfect for the tropics if constructed from metal and insulated properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juehoe View Post
    Dear Humbert

    This is a very beautiful design!

    But I would have concerns of overheating (unshaded wall and windows, flat roofs).
    We've considered this. That elevation is facing North. It is going to be built in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen View Post
    Not really suited for the tropics.
    Flat roof (a lot of heat conduction).
    Large windows without large, over-hanging eaves (yet more heat).
    Too boxy (but that's just me).
    Maybe you can't see the overhanging eaves in the renderings.
    The owner/client wanted a Frank Lloyd Wright vibe hence the boxy structure.

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    I love how this design looks, I'm keen to do something similar myself sometime and hope you can continue the thread with more details on costs.

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    We are going to build a model pretty soon so I will post photos.

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    I think it looks fine. Facing North with few windows at the rear should be good too

    the roof would need a lot of insulation

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    umm...too big for my icewater budget
    However....nice design tho... Humby

    Hope all the glasses are tinted, facing a street like that

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    scary...i could post a drawing of a house I designed almost same same as this earlier this year.

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    Looks very nice Humbert. Love the design sir ! Did you do it ? Where are you based ? Maybe you should hook up with those Kensington lads. They seem to build some of the best custom builds in the country. I checked their stuff out when looking for builders. Boy do they do some beautiful properties. Excellent build quality too. Definitely a cut above the rest. I think there forte is construction of homes. I know alot of architects go to them and ask them to build the houses. Do you have a web site ?

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    ^ You can PM me if you want more information. This house is being designed by my company. Like most firms we work collaboratively on all our designs no individual 'artists'.
    Thank you for your comments.

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    Nice! How much to build?

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    It does look good Humbert looking forward to seeing model. So just what is the overhanging eaves size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBILL
    So just what is the overhanging eaves size?
    I'll have to look at it tomorrow at the office. We are still in the conceptual design phase with the client. Since this was posted, we have flipped the plan, moving the carport and maid quarters to the right side. The exact dimensions won't be finalized in this phase, that will happen in the design development phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Nice! How much to build?
    Designing to 15 million baht

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Nice! How much to build?
    Designing to 15 million baht
    Yes, that's what i was thinking. Between 25 to 28.000 B/m2 for this kind of construction.

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    It's been a while since I provided an update on this home that we are designing. The client is not in a hurry. I am posting a couple of photos of the approved design. We ended up flopping the plan so the carport is on the opposite side. Usually we do only commercial work but sometimes the odd residential project comes along, usually for friends or family.



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    nice one mate. looks great.
    love the setback windows, if it was mine i would make the carport a little higher, but hey it does look very special.

    rendered with?
    modeled with?

    hows the hips by the way?

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    Thanks mate. It was done in 3D Studio Max and finished off with Photoshop by one of our visual staff.
    I am 100% healed and fully recovered. It's great to be able to lead an active life again. Thanks for asking.

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    While the house looks great it is not my taste. Regardless, I have seen many million baht homes built that almost fill up the entire property. Hope this is not the case here.

    Please keep us updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I am 100% healed and fully recovered
    Good to hear!

    Very nice looking place

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    very nice ! Wish I was rich! How high are the ceilings?
    Energy savings items? Solar panels built into roof?
    Electricity for the ac could cost less...over the long run...they only last 25 years I guess

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    Ceilings are 2.8 and 2.6 in the service areas and baths.
    When you design for a client you can only present alternatives. Ultimately, the owner gets what they want.

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