Under Construction

After several years of research, planning, saving, and two bank loans I finally decided to construct a house we can call our home.

A Box, lol.  One of my earlier attempts to design a house.

A Box, lol. One of my earlier attempts to design a house.

Victorian, inspired from Emerald/Crossandra design.  I almost construct this house model

Victorian, inspired from Emerald/Crossandra design. I almost construct this house model

Modern Zen, the final design for construction

Modern Zen, the final design for construction

Above is my 3D rendering of the design offered by Architect Varquez and Engineer Sagre of Ergas Zeuqsav + Associates, suitable to my lot (evolved from the original design). We immediately agreed at the first glance of the design, forgetting the Victorian theme (that I fancied for more than a year). This was followed by several business meetings and plenty of empty beer bottles.

My lot is irregular like 1/4 of a circle, so when viewed from the curve it looks big. It is only 163 sqm and with subdivision restrictions — 3 meters setback on roads, and 2 meters setback on adjacent lot, can only build one firewall on one side of the lot — made it really difficult to layout. Allowed only is up to 2nd floor. Even roof deck is discouraged (so we had to call it ‘drying area’).

Soon! Home Sweet Home.

Soon! Home Sweet Home.

Many thanks to Ergas Zeuqsav + Associates for personally handling this project. I owe you big time.

Target date of completion: December 2013.

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About swrphome

Sophie's World, Rinojo's Playground. Almost crazy. Usually sane. Occasionally busy. Always lazy.

Posted on 8 September 2013, in Home Sweet Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Good Day Sir

    How is the building going. We want to do the same… regards Michael and Joan

  2. Hi Michael / Joan. Many thanks for appreciating the design. Despite the some delays (i.e. holidays and bad weather), I was told that we are still on track for the December deadline. Just yesterday we had concrete pouring on the second floor. I am happy that both my Engineer and Architect are hands-on with the project, patiently providing me with constant update (being out of the country, that means a lot to me). Cheers!

  3. hows the house going sir, is it near completion. Will you be putting any photos up?
    May you have a merry Christmas…………Regards Joan

  4. Your house finished yet sir. How is it. Any photos of it finished.

  5. Which type of course r did for this type of design

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