Archives: architectural

Straw Bale Homes – Advantages of Alternate Construction Methods

Let’s face it, this planet is in a crisis. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. To create the energy we needed to sustain our modern comforts, we’ve polluted our atmosphere with countless gasses that’ll eventually warm the planet. A major part of this is the energy we squander heating and cooling our homes which is • Read More »


Vintage House Plans Download

Designing a home that’s truly classic in nature seems to be a lost art in most architectural circles. Middle to late 19th and early 20th century homes represented a true beauty that’s been lost in a modern society, yet many prospective homeowners would love the idea of having such a classic styled home designed for • Read More »


Architectural Detail Drawings

Architectural details are drawings that are made at a larger scale than the floor plans and elevations. They are used to accurately describe the various methods of construction. The scale of detail drawings vary according to the need. 3/4″ = 1′ – 0″ is a good size for the general details like exterior elevations and • Read More »


Choosing an Architect Or Designer For Your New Home Design

You’re going to build a new home, your first house. For years you’ve dreamed, scrimped and saved with the vision of your ideal home stirring you on. Finally you’ve accumulated enough money to make a down payment on a piece of land and your goal is finally within your reach. So how do you intend • Read More »


Drafting Fields

Drafting fields vary by the type of drawings they specialize in. Some of the different fields are architectural,  electrical and electronic, mechanical or machine, structural, boundary and topographical, general, illustrative, and tracing or reproductive, ship building or marine, clothing pattern, etc. Each of these fields have their own ways of getting an idea transferred to • Read More »


CAD Drawings Recycled

I’ve been drawing residential homes for the better part of 30 years and the majority of those homes were drawn on CAD programs like General CADD, (Generic CADD) AutoCAD, or CADVance. And of all things that collect over the years are not only the sets of drawings but the special details and sections included in • Read More »


Draw Your Own House

Drawing an architectural set of plans isn’t a simple matter when you consider all the elements that make up a set of house plans. What you need to do is first research all the needs of the family, understand the local codes, know what style of house you’re wanting, know what sort of foundation is • Read More »