How to design a 3 bedroom house / apartment? | House Design

Guide to designing a 3 bed apartment/house? | Architectural Design

House Design is one of the most popular subjects in architecture. Whilst it may sound very simple, house design does need some research before an architect can sit down and design. Every person has an ideal image of what kind of house they would like to live in – which is exactly the reason why we have thousands of floor plans online and yet when we sit to design, we create something which is different.

3 bedroom house design

Being able to design like an architect requires you to understand the mindset of the person or family you are designing for.

Again, it is a three step procedure similar to the ones below covered in my previous articles.

House Design | 2 bed apartment/house

House Design | 1 bed apartment/house

House Design | Duplex

Step One:

Conducting live casestudies and doing a literature casestudy.

Live casestudy – it is important to visit various 3 bed properties to get an idea of the number of rooms, sizes of rooms and number of people using that house/apartment.

Following aspects have to be studied whilst conducting a case study:

  • study the circulation,
  • the requirements,
  • calculate the number of people it caters to;
  • calculate the areas of individual spaces such as bedroom, bathroom, Hall, Dining, Kitchen, Utility etc.


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How to conduct a Case Study? | Architectural Design

When students begin studying  Architecture at a University, the first thing that they are supposed to become excellent at, is doing a documentation or a case study. It could be a case study of a small village, town, a villa, a bus-stop, or a high-rise commercial or residential building as a guest post. A case study is an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group, incident, or community. Other ways include experiments, surveys, or analysis of archival information

Case Study

What is the purpose of conducting a Case Study?

As the term Case Study suggests, it is the study of a particular case that is similar to your topic of design project. Doing a case study will help you understand the various aspects that you have to consider while designing.


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Subjects in the course of Architecture

What are the subjects in the entire course of Architecture?

Architecture is a 5 year course. The articles contains a list of subjects studied in the five year course of Architecture. Every year, Studying at University in South West England, living at The Kingfisher, Exeter.

First Year (Year 1)
Basic Design

Architectural Drawing and Graphics – I

Building Construction – I

Building Materials – I

Structural Mechanics – I

History of Architecture – I

Introduction to Art and Architecture

Computer Applications – I

Workshop – I


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How to design a two bedroom apartment/house?

Guide to designing a 2 bed apartment/house?

Designing a 2-bed apartment/house is not rocket science. It involves a sense of understanding of the spaces within a household with 2 bedrooms. It is important take into account the number of people that will be using the apartment/house and most importantly the minimum sizes of the rooms to ensure that people are able to live in comfortable.

It is a simple three step procedure:

Step One:

Conducting live casestudies and doing a literature casestudy.

Live casestudy – it is important to visit various 2 bed properties to get an idea of the number of rooms, sizes of rooms and number of people using that apartment.

Following aspects have to be studied whilst conducting a case study:

  • study the circulation,
  • the requirements,
  • calculate the number of people it caters to;
  • calculate the areas of individual spaces such as bedroom, bathroom, Hall, Dining, Kitchen, Utility etc.

Also, the study of connectivity of the spaces is very important and has to be done in order to get the functional aspect of the design right.

Literature casestudies – you will find numerous floor plans on the internet posted by people from all over the world. Whilst you do not want to copy them, going through different floor plans would give you an idea of the variety that can be created.

Step two:

Listing the requirements:

  1. Entrance Foyer
  2. Living room
  3. Kitchen/dining room
  4. Master Bedroom (with an attached bathroom)
  5. Second bedroom
  6. Common toilet
  7. Store/utility room
  8. Patio
  9. Garden


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