Layout a 2 family/3 story townhouse

  • État: Closed
  • Prix: $500
  • Propositions reçues: 9
  • Gagnant: designershra

Résumé de concours

The Contest: Provide floorplans for expansion/extension of an existing 3 floor townhouse .

The Project:
The design help we are seeking is primarily spatial - Layout / Floor Plans of three floors - (the winning architect or designer may be asked to continue working).

IMPORTANT: Special attention is requested to specific placement of entryways/egress to both apartments, placement of stairways. The winning entry MUST provide proper thought and design of entryways, hallways and stairways.

The house will be a completely empty box with no internal load-bearing walls. The only thing that will be fixed is the facade and front entry door. (See photo)
Rooms, passageways, bathrooms, kitchens, stairways etc, and all the technical and mechanical infrastructure behind it will all be new.

The Primary Goal: To maximize livable space and bedrooms, considering the flow of air and light, following city codes, zoning, and environmental concerns.

The Primary Challenge:
The building is bordered on two sides by existing structures. The 2 homes will be long and narrow, so light and air are the primary concerns in making the space livable and inviting.

Structures (Windows, Doors, Airshafts, etc) may NOT be built into lot lines/sides of the house. However, light-transmitting materials (e.g. glass brick) may be considered for side walls, with the understanding that neighbors may build in the future.

Basic Specs:

The property is 16 ft x 100 ft (4.88M x 30.48M)
The existing structure is 16 ft wide by 30 ft (4.88M x 9.14M). It will be expanded in length by up to 26', arriving at a maximum total of 16 ft wide by 56 ft. (4.88M x 16.67M)

There is a "Garden" floor - slightly below street grade - and 2 full floors above (See attached photo)

Ceiling height in the garden floor is 7 ft. (2.13M) - this can be excavated, but at significant expense.
Ceiling height on 1st and 2nd floor is 8.5ft (2.59M)

The house will be completely gutted - all existing plumbing, electrical, HVAC etc will be replaced.

Guidance/Code/Requirements
The attached document has some of my initial ideas and assumptions as well as building codes and requirements - It is most likely that the winning entry will be one that follows this guidance, ***but if you think you have a better idea, we would love to hear it.***

Feel free to challenge any of it in the most creative way you can!

Deliverables:
Entries can be made as JPG or PDF files. The winner must provide vector/CAD files that become our property

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to ask questions or for clarifications, or to discuss ideas!

I look forward to seeing your designs.

Compétences recommandées

Commentaire de l'employeur

“Shraddha was very professional and good to work with. She thought creatively about the design challenge I presented her with and she came up with a different solution than I expected, but in the end it turned out right. I recommend her highly and will be working with her again.”

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  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Thank you all and congratulations to rest all finalist!

    • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    I would like to congratulate DesignerShra, who we've chosen as a winner of this contest - She challenged my initial assumptions and proved that with a house this narrow, the best solution was an atrium at the center of the house.

    Let me once again thank everyone who participated.

    Honorable mention go to GreenDesLab, Arzumanyan and Dreamscape who were also finalists with innovative ideas.

    I wish everyone luck and success in the future.

    Remy

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. greendeslab
      greendeslab
      • il y a 3 ans

      Ar. Shraddha did a great Job. Very good design.

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • il y a 3 ans

      Thank you, Remy and congratulation to the winner and all the runner ups!

      • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    I would like to thank everyone who participated in this contest. I was truly very impressed with some of the creativity displayed. We will look over the plans over the next few days and announce a winner on Monday.

    • il y a 3 ans
  • goalexxago
    goalexxago
    • il y a 3 ans

    Can you continue the contest? I don't have enough time to finish on time, thank you.

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      Thanks for your interest, but unfortunately the contest cannot be extended. Many freelancers have put a lot of effort into this and we have several good contenders. Hope to see you next time though.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • kalpeshbathija
    kalpeshbathija
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry #53

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry #52

    • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hello everyone and thanks again for all the entries. There are some very strong contenders and some very creative designs. The contest period ends in about 48 hours. If you would like feedback, please get something submitted in the next 24 hours so that I have time to comment and you have time to resubmit if necessary.

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • il y a 3 ans

      I have made some changes to my previous entry and I'd very much appreciate your feedback. I'll submit my work first thing in the morning.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check enrty#48

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry#46

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry#46

    • il y a 3 ans
  • manishatchd
    manishatchd
    • il y a 3 ans

    Do I need to send floor plans for all the three floors in a single file ?

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      The most important thing is that I can see all the details. It can be one per page or ideally Unit 1 on one page and Unit 2 on another. Thank you

      • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hello Everyone and thank you for your participation so far.
    I have just received several new entries and encourage anyone else who wants to enter to please be sure to get them in by Wednesday.
    I will look over the new entries on Monday and respond to any specific questions then.

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry#38

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry#38

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry #35

    • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hello everyone. Thank you again for all the entries so far.
    I am continuing to review and will write feedback individually, as I can, but I am slowed down because of a computer problem (ok, I'll admit it. I spilled a beverage in my computer last night and am a little stuck until I get it replaced :/ ), but let me make a few broad statements in response to what I've seen so far:
    1. Please be sure to provide the preview files with enough resolution so that I can see them. Give one floor per page if possible and remove stray marks around the edges.
    . Please be sure to allow space for Mechanicals (Heat/Hot Water/AC) on the garden level -at least 20 sq ft.

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      3. There cannot be an outer stairway in the front of the house to reach the top floor.
      4. Please focus on space efficiency and bedrooms. (I am open to considering building one large room across the 16ft of the house that could then be divided post-construction into 7'9" rooms for children.)

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      5. Finally, bedrooms MUST have windows at the front or back of the house. They cannot, by law, be in the center of the house.

      Thank you.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • carvcecilia
    carvcecilia
    • il y a 3 ans

    Working on this contest. Please don't close before the deadline!

    • il y a 3 ans
  • macoronas
    macoronas
    • il y a 3 ans

    I have one more question.

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check enrty #25 and 26

    • il y a 3 ans
  • bachwanps
    bachwanps
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hi, i look at your project and may be you could share more detail informations. It is mentioned the property size, but not mentioned in detail about the distance between your gate to entrance door, height between road to garden floor, is there a drainage under the garden floor and where is the location of the main pipe, is there a wall at end of the back yard or any high building? I like to participate but need more information to do so. Thanks in advance.

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      Much of this has been covered in this clarification area.
      Gate to the building line is 10 Ft. There is a 4 foot "front porch" so the new structure should be 56 ft deep by 16ft wide. Garden floor is 3ft/1m below grade.

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      There are low buildings, but no large obstructions to the south (back).
      The main drain pipe for the house is about 2 feet to the right of the centerline (west) of the house when facing it.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    My thanks to everyone for the continued interest. I will try to answer any outstanding questions right now, and then be offline until Wednesday.
    I look forward to reviewing all designs.

    • il y a 3 ans
  • macoronas
    macoronas
    • il y a 3 ans

    Would you answer a couple of more questions?

    • il y a 3 ans
  • Dreamscape956
    Dreamscape956
    • il y a 3 ans

    please check #21 thanks!

    • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check entry#19 and 20

    • il y a 3 ans
  • macoronas
    macoronas
    • il y a 3 ans

    Kindly, would you answer some of my questions in my entry?

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      Done

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. macoronas
      macoronas
      • il y a 3 ans

      I sent you a few more questions. Thanks.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • creatiVerksted
    creatiVerksted
    • il y a 3 ans

    Working on it. Please wait till end of contest. Thank you

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      I do intend to wait until the contest is over. Thank you.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • designershra
    designershra
    • il y a 3 ans

    Please check enrty #15 and 16

    • il y a 3 ans
  • macoronas
    macoronas
    • il y a 3 ans

    Would you be interested in the best creative energy reduction design ideas?

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      Sure.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • remyg1
    Titulaire du concours
    • il y a 3 ans

    Thank you for the entries so far. There has been some excellent creativity displayed. I will not comment directly on entries until the end of the contest period, but let me reiterate that light and air are very important and the primary challenge.

    Designs should make maximum use of front and back walls for living/bedroom space as opposed to utilities and bathrooms.

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. superduct
      superduct
      • il y a 3 ans

      Thanks so much! And no hard feelings if I am not selected, I enjoy the design process.

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • il y a 3 ans

      Thank you. Looking forward to it.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • gaurimore
    gaurimore
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hi, does this particular point mean that every passage needs to be 8ft minimum ? Please clarify : Alleys - 8 ft minimum. Meaning if any part of the new structure is less than the full 16 ft. width then it MUST be recessed 8 ft. minimum

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      Yes, this has caused confusion before.
      This refers ONLY to the space between the structure and the lotlines.
      The distance between any unconstructed area and the lotline - MUST be a minimum of 8 ft.

      This means that if on the top floor, for example, you design an open space that does not span the entire 16' width of the lot, then it must be a minimum of 8ft wide.

      Imagine a 6 ft setback/terrace on the top floor, spanning the 16 ft width of the building - that would be fine. However if you rotate the terrace 90deg. and put it along one side, it would not be permitted.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • ennovy
    ennovy
    • il y a 3 ans

    How many bedrooms for each unit?

    • il y a 3 ans
    1. remyg1
      Titulaire du concours
      • il y a 3 ans

      This is not fixed, but ideal would be 2-4 in the owners unit and 1-2 in the rental unit.

      • il y a 3 ans
    2. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • il y a 3 ans

      It's unrealistic to fit 4 bedrooms with natural lighting in the landlords' unit and to obey the codes. 3 Bedrooms there and 2 in the rental unit if you want no kitchen and living room there if you do, then it has to be 1 bedroom unit.

      • il y a 3 ans
  • asrahreaz
    asrahreaz
    • il y a 3 ans

    Hey there, could you please specify the level of Garden floor. Thanks

    • il y a 3 ans

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