Manjul Publishing House
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The arts: general issues
Niwas' is the second book in this series on home plans and elevations. The focus here is 'a home for a small family.
'Home' is the manifestation of a family's relationship with each other; a set of spaces come together to define these relations. Today, we are witnessing a growing middle class which is nuclear in nature, a lifestyle removed from the traditional joint family system. Thus, our requirement for small compactly designed homes needing less maintenance are ever increasing.
The various plans here offer an insight into the diverse combinations possible for our drawing, dining and kitchen areas. The forms are an interplay of single and double volumes, and the resulting elevations, a coming together of different roof profiles. The choice of 'elements' sets the 'language' used for the overall form. A wide spectrum of design elements has been presented here enabling one to design a residence as per one's inclination.
40 home plans
The major highlights of the book are:
The various plans illustrated here are designed for people with diverse lifestyles and various family sizes, ranging from a single couple to a family children and a set of grandparents.
There are five different plot sizes. Each plot size then has eight different layouts with different built-up areas per the family's requirement. i.e. single bedroom to three or four bedrooms.
Each design includes detailed plans, perspective view and architectural text as a brief introduction giving the type of family the design is meant for.
These are ready to use plans and elevations with minor modifications as per individual's choice.
About the Author
Bela Godha is a young & promising architect & interior designer. She started her career as a free-lancer from Mumbai and is now based in Bhopal. She has executed a number of interesting interior projects which include hotels, restaurants, net cafes, offices, showrooms, boutiques & number of private residences.
A product of School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad, her designs have profited from working under a number of leading architects of India-viz-Charles Correa, Anant Raje, Neelkanth Chhaya.
She has also authored at the book, 'Vastu Niwas-40 Home Plans' which has been widely appreciated.