Drafting House Plans

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Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience.



This complete guide to drawing home plans walks you through the process of developed a complete set of plans: visualizing spatial relationships, using standard architectural scales and symbols, sketching preliminary drawings, developing a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and preparing a final plot plan.



Covers pertinent code requirements.

Weight 1.2500
ISBN 0-932370-04-7
Page Count 188
Author June Norris Curran, A.I.A. Architect
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience.

This complete guide to drawing home plans walks you through the process of developed a complete set of plans: visualizing spatial relationships, using standard architectural scales and symbols, sketching preliminary drawings, developing a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and preparing a final plot plan.

Covers pertinent code requirements.

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Contents

Section 1
Unit 1 Drawing Equipment, 1
Unit 2 Lettering and Lines, 6
Unit 3 Drawing to Scale, 9
Section 2
Unit 4 Visualizing a Floor Plan, 13
Unit 5 Starting to Draw, 16
Unit 6 Spatial Relationships, 20
Unit 7 Sketching, 23
Section 3
Unit 8 Bathroom Layouts, 28
Unit 9 Kitchen Layouts, 33
Unit 10 Laundry Room Layouts, 38
Unit 11 Mechanical Equipment, 40
Unit 12 Electrical Work, 43
Unit 13 Doors, 47
Unit 14 Windows, 51
Unit 15 Vehicle Areas, 54
Unit 16 Fireplaces, 57
Section 4
Unit 17 Preliminary Room Studies, 60
Unit 18 Preliminary Plans, 66
Unit 19 Square Footage, 71
Section 5
Unit 20 Floor Plan, 72
Unit 21 Dimensions and Notations, 80
Section 6
Unit 22 Foundation Plan, 84
Section 7
Unit 23 Roof Plan, 90
Section 8
Unit 24 Exterior Elevation, 96
Section 9
Unit 25 Sections and Details, 116
Section 10
Unit 26 Plot Plan, 126
Section 11
Unit 27 Assembling Working Drawings, 140
Unit 28 Making Prints, 143
Section 12
Unit 29 Remodeling and Additions, 145
Unit 30 Modifying Existing Plans, 155
Appendix
A Glossary, 159
B Housing Code Requirements, 163
C Joist and Rafter Spans, 167
D Abbreviations, 168
Index, 173
Template Cut-outs and Tracing Guides, 177
Scales, 187

Introduction

This book is designed to teach you how to draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, an addition to an existing house, or a remodeling project.

It assumes that you have little or no training in the field of architectural drafting or design and walks you through the process of completing a full set of working drawings.

You will find easy to follow introductory illustrations, example plan sheets and check lists of building code requirements to guide you each step of the way.

You will learn how to visualize spatial relationships, use standard architectural scales and symbols, sketch preliminary drawings, develop a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and prepare a final plot plan.

Drafting House Plans is the natural outgrowth of my earlier book, Drawing Home Plans. It contains much of the same basic information; but goes beyond the scope of the earlier book by teaching you how to draw foundation plans, roof plans, sections and details.

Over the years, Drawing Home Plans has been thoroughly tested in the classroom. It has also been used by individuals working independently to draw plans for their dream homes. The book's major appeal for students, as well as instructors, is it's simplified approach to architectural drawing and the cut-out section of architectural scales and templates of furniture and fixtures.

I have retained this same unique approach to presenting architectural information in
Drafting House Plans.

It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy working with this introductory level material and that some of you will continue on to become design professionals.

June Curran

Drafting House Plans
by June Norris Curran, A.I.A. Architect

Drafting House Plans introduces the absolute beginner to the process of thinking and working in scale, sketching first concepts, using architectural symbols, creating and drawing preliminary plans and preparing each sheet of a complete set of house plan drawings.

The author, June Curran, A.I.A., is an architect, practicing in California, and the author of several other books, including Profile Your Lifestyle and Drawing Home Plans.