House Design- In Sketchup

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £200
  • Entries Received: 16
  • Winner: archiclan

Contest Brief

I have (with my very limited Sketchup skills and no arcitech knowledge) design the start of a house (see attached).
The competeion is to take this along with the mood boards and other information provided to design a family home.
Details:
We are looking to build a 4-5bedroom family home and are looking for some concepts-

The winner will also then be invited to take the concept to full building drawings. -However, don't let this deter you from entering if you don't have that skill level.

The site is 1840cm wide by 5000cm long
Faces east-west with the access to the plot on the east (see Arial picture)
Currently has a bungalow on the plot- this will be demolished so is not a concern. However, sympathy should be given to its position as planning laws will assume a similar placement on the plot.

We are looking for a contemporary 2 storey building, between 250-350sqm- This is a self-build.
The building NEEDS to Incorporate

1- Entrance hall (ideally dual height)
2- Large living space to include Kitchen, dining and living room
3- Separate "snug"
4- Downstairs shower room
5- Boot room
6- Utility /Machine room
7- Accessible garage
8-Verandas - outside usable space. As a family, we enjoy hiking, canoeing and bushcraft so a year-round usable outside space is essential.
9 Master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room
10 three (or four) further bedrooms two of similar spec suitable for teenage and young adults with the others suitable for occasional guests.
11South facing roof - We would like to maximise solar PV so need a large array.

Thought needs to be given to a separate assumed detached clinic room on the site for an acupuncturist- 30sqm incorporating a small waiting room (one client)- toilet and treatment room.

Parking for 4 cars (not using the garage) the site has an in-out driveway.

Please feel free to ask any further questions to help clarify- The answers will be shared publicly



WARNING- Any "off the shelf" or rushed entries will be ignored and their originators banned from any participation.

Initial concept sketches are fine - but the final entry should be a full SketchUp model with easily navigatable layers.

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  • SK813
    SK813
    • 3 months ago

    #extended #extended #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • werjini
    werjini
    • 3 months ago

    I HOPE THAT I PARTICIPAT BUT I JUST FIND THIS ENTRIE IT REMAIN ONLY 35 MIN....!

    • 3 months ago
  • misalpingua03
    misalpingua03
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • archvizwork
    archvizwork
    • 3 months ago

    hello again

    Please, wait for the last moment of your declared time. I am constantly pushing this project forward.

    • 3 months ago
  • sihagarts
    sihagarts
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • archvizwork
    archvizwork
    • 3 months ago

    Hi there
    As you know I've been following your project for the past two weeks And I've made some attempts at modeling it. I've been involved in a lot of things now and feel I might not be able to finish your project in the next 5 days.
    is it possible that you #extended the time of this contest? Three more days is enough for me.

    thanks in advance

    • 3 months ago
  • toramannnnn
    toramannnnn
    • 3 months ago

    is the sketchup file the existing form of the proposed building? is this where we will start and based on design on? or should we make new models based on our design. if so. please state any requirements for spaces that you want. thank you

    • 3 months ago
  • WeaversAtelier
    WeaversAtelier
    • 3 months ago

    Dear Concern, I am working this project.Please wait for the last moment of your declared time.

    • 3 months ago
  • archvizwork
    archvizwork
    • 3 months ago

    Hi there
    As you know I've been following your project for the past two weeks And I've made some attempts at modeling it. I've been involved in a lot of things now and feel I might not be able to finish your project in the next 5 days.
    is it possible that you #extended the time of this contest? Three more days is enough for me.

    thanks in advance

    • 3 months ago
  • janderlima
    janderlima
    • 4 months ago

    I am looking forward to starting this contest, next week I will dedicate myself to this project. See you!

    • 4 months ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Please Note- This is a family home- Dog , outside sports rugby etc. So as well as a front door, the back door needs to be into a boot room or utility with access to the downstairs shower, ideally, this entrance will be undercover and access the garden for washing etc. (in the UK we tend to air dry washing outside).

    • 4 months ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    PLease Note- as per the photos the garden is to the rear of the property and needs to be an integral piece of the design. Major vistas to the east and west are pointless as they will just be facing walls.

    • 4 months ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Please note- In the UK we don't need Balconies or swimming pools.

    • 4 months ago
  • izingis
    izingis
    • 4 months ago

    #sealed please

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      The problem now is you don't get to see the feedback from other designs

      • 4 months ago
  • archvizwork
    archvizwork
    • 4 months ago

    Hi there

    I have two questions to be sure of what I have found.

    1- "Solar PV" your mean is mounting solar panels on the roof that has tilted to the South?

    2- What is the distance between the building And north, south? Are 2 meters from the south and 1 meter from the north enough and right?

    • 4 months ago
    1. izingis
      izingis
      • 4 months ago

      So, you mean that you need a passive house? This might change a lot in the shape of building and orientation of the windows. In the same time a lot more technical room area

      • 4 months ago
    2. archvizwork
      archvizwork
      • 4 months ago

      Thank you for your accountability.

      • 4 months ago
  • izingis
    izingis
    • 4 months ago

    carefully looked at google maps. all street long are buildings with gable or cross gable roofs. Is there no local regulation in this context? same question about cladding materials.

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks Janis, The road has MANY differnt house types - we dont expect any issues regards design

      • 4 months ago
    2. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      hi Janis,. no it is not a passive House as this is too restrictive, we are however wishing to build close to passive house standards, and will have a MVHR

      • 4 months ago
  • AlvaroFalco92
    AlvaroFalco92
    • 4 months ago

    hello there! please, can you tell mel the coordinates of the site? thanks!!

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      why?

      • 4 months ago
  • youssefartist
    youssefartist
    • 4 months ago

    hello sir,i'm an architect and i started working on a propostion,i'm working actually on archicad in this project,it's more professional and more detailed,but of course i can save it on sketchup form
    is it okey?

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      I dont mind what you use to develop and share ideas, but final submission needs to be loadable into SketchUp

      • 4 months ago
  • youssefartist
    youssefartist
    • 4 months ago

    i have found some architectural mistakes on the first floor ,is it possible to modify it?

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      The whole point is to modify it lol. the model supplied is just a model I have come up with. Please feel free to do as you wish

      • 4 months ago
  • zakibouragbi5
    zakibouragbi5
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, i'm an architect i'll start working on your project .. i have a question : Can i use Revit its more professional and i can give you 2D and 3D at the same time

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      This is fine so long as I can open final proposal in SketchUp

      • 4 months ago
  • Douugie
    Douugie
    • 4 months ago

    I need the address of the place, to locate me on google maps

    • 4 months ago
    1. abolygamal27
      abolygamal27
      • 4 months ago

      Same request here

      • 4 months ago
    2. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      ?? I can't see what relevance that is. SE England You can see orientation from the photo and description - the neighbourhood is mixed so is not a concern.

      • 4 months ago
  • thoocmo
    thoocmo
    • 4 months ago

    Hi. It my forte , cant you want hight quality design see my project and profile:
    - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk7_mCYnUDRp_ZTueUXT1uU2WPhw1QixR.
    But I see too many items to do, could you please raise the price?

    • 4 months ago
  • RosaEjeZ
    RosaEjeZ
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, could I start with the 2D plan and once you approve it, pass it to skethup?

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      yes great idea

      • 4 months ago
  • izingis
    izingis
    • 4 months ago

    It looks like there are some trees on the plot. are they measured?

    • 4 months ago
    1. Pankajsuthar007
      Pankajsuthar007
      • 4 months ago

      Same question here !!

      • 4 months ago
    2. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      There are no TPO's on plot and no trees of significance all are neighbouring plots

      • 4 months ago
  • leticiadbandeira
    leticiadbandeira
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, how are you?
    I have a doubt. What are the exact measurements of the terrain? Front and side? The sket file does not have the measurements configured, or has been misconfigured in my computer version. I await your reply, thank you

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      the plot dimensions are in the brief c 18m wide by 50 m long total

      • 4 months ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    New Sketchup v14 files uploaded

    • 4 months ago
  • CallOfDutyPiano
    CallOfDutyPiano
    • 4 months ago

    Greetings! Would you like the design to be similar to the massing of your existing sketchup model? Or something new entirely? :)

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      I believe all the information is in the brief. I am not an architect.

      • 4 months ago
  • alban1785
    alban1785
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, I am interested in working in its proposal, but please could place the file based on a version 18 or bottom of sketchup. You any inconvenience that the proposal was drawn up in archicad, clear could export then sketchup, but in terms of information BIM, it would be better to use archicad.

    • 4 months ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      I only have SketchUp. so I will need a SketchUp model. So long as you supply a SketchUp model on completion I don't mind.

      • 4 months ago
  • frozenspace
    frozenspace
    • 4 months ago

    Hi there, I am interested in working for this proposal, but please attach lower version file. (14)

    • 4 months ago

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