The construction of a house entails all the inherent problems regarding its landscape, cultural, and customary framing. The design of a residential building seeks to address all of these challenges, through various typologies of floor plans that anticipate the future residents’ use and experience. Achieving the user’s identification with their home is a task of vital importance.

There are several ways to approach the client’s needs. We can resort to the design of spacious and comfortable access areas, semi-public or private spaces, or the way we intend the house to communicate with the exterior areas.

What is a house plan?

In essence, a house plan is a document that presents, among other elements, the dimensions of the spaces, their articulation, as well as correct or incorrect lighting and ventilation. In fact, this document serves as a fingerprint or identity document for the property, as it fully identifies it.

What is represented in a house plan?

While some information may be easy to interpret, others can be a bit more complex. However, in general, the following details are indicated:
  • Access points to the property (whether pedestrian or not);
  • Floor levels in relation to the natural ground level and the street;
  • Existence of doors and windows;
  • Names and areas of spaces/rooms;
  • Floor plan design;
  • Permeable areas of the land

The following examples of house plans are from European countries with moderate climates, using different types of settings, such as attached,
detached, single-story houses or with more than one floor. These plans reflect special cultural, climatic, or urban situations, or even the specific
desires of the client.

Gracia House em Barcelona, Espanha.
Arquitectos: Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge

Saramagayo House em Mesão Frio,Portugal .
Arquitetos: MJARC

Planta de moradias com mais de um piso

3 Houses em Colombes ,França .
Arquitectos: NOVO architectures

Plantas casa

Villa Varoise em França
Arquitetos : NADAAA

When analyzing a floor plan, you should take into consideration the following details:

1. Solar orientation

Identified by its orientation towards the North

2. Scale

In order to have an idea of the actual size of the house, it is important to know the scale at which the floor plan was drawn. Therefore, you will find the scale reference: x:xxx.

Usually, real estate floor plans have a scale of 1:100, which means that every centimeter in the drawing corresponds to 100 centimeters (1 meter) in real scale.

3. Dimensions

Without leaving the subject of dimensions, it is important to note that all measurements shown on a floor plan must be precise!
From the walls to the floor heights, and even the measurements between compartments, everything corresponds to exact measurements.

Ready to analyze the floor plan of your home?

Being able to analyze the floor plan of your home is essential for making the best architectural choices (and beyond). After all, this is the only way to take full advantage of the property’s features, maximizing its strengths and minimizing any potential weaknesses. In addition to learning about the technical specifications and details of the property, you will also gain a better
understanding of your space than anyone else.
Do you need help to understand or improve your home? Request a quote from us so that, together, we can turn your space into the home of your dreams!