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The Craft Studio project consisted of converting student hand drawings into Revit (BIM) models that can later be included in a student plan book. Additionally, I researched and developed the program that students must adhere to when converting their drawings. 

Crafthouse Program

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 21:13 Published in Practicum Written by

 

Craft Studio Plan Project – Program

Building cost will be a maximum of $200,000 (plus land) with sizes ranging between 1400 and 1800 square feet featuring an open-plan design. Primary target market home buyers are adults 35-55 with 2-3 kids. Secondary target buyers are empty-nesters. Homes shall include; 2.5 baths, 3 bedrooms—one being a master suite  (if possible on 1st floor) that includes a tub and a shower, two-car garage (attached preferred), rear deck, front porch, air conditioning, and built on a basement. Other home features should include; walk-in closets, linen closets, laundry room (same floor as master suite), large kitchen with island, and a home office/study. All designs must emphasize energy efficiency in the overall design, especilaity: insulation, windows, and appliances. Simple, but effective low-cost sustainable design and green features must be incorporated to attract today’s home buyers. Details and features are more important than square footage. 

Deductions inclue: detached garage (built at a later date) and slab-on-grade with frost-protected shallow footing.

Options include: fireplace and 9ft first floor ceilings.

Above garage apartment can supplement mortgage payment.

Click here to view complete program and notes.

Exterior Rendering

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 05:28 Published in Practicum Written by

The Craft Studio project consist of converting student hand drawings into Revit (BIM) models that can later be included in a student plan book. I researched and developed the program that students must adhere to when converting their drawings. This concept will also be integrated into upcoming Craft Studio classes. The program sets a minimum criteria of what the homes must include to satisfy a typical middle income family and contain a set level of sustainability. The designs contain many features that home buyers are requesting, which will increase the value of the home while reducing utility costs. I then converted my Craft Studio project into four categories; suburban and urban designs in both basic models and deluxe versions— this same format will also be used by future Practicum students. The entire project took 99 hours to complete. 

Some of the drawings are on display at Andrews University. 

 

Plans

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 05:28 Published in Practicum Written by

Plans shown are for presentation purposes only, however, construction documents are available. Plans are available for Urban and Suburban locations and in Low - High end finishes and details.

 

 

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Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mark Smith and I reside in Stevensville, Michigan my wife and two children. I have been interested in Architecture since my boyhood days; however, because of my families business—a lumberyard—I never really got a chance to pursue my dream until later in my career. Read more...

 

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