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Building in Samutprakarn

Postby singa-traz » Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:42 pm

Looking to see our house "growing" near Bang-Na on 150 W2.

Just started the discussion with the architect, and have "estimated" a budget of 2.5/3.0 MTHB for our dream house (200-250 M2).

Targeting to move in ... Sept 2006, just after the New Airport Opening :-)
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architect

Postby dozer » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:36 pm

Sounds like an interesting project. I would be interested in hearing how it goes with the architect.
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Update: Architect

Postby singa-traz » Wed May 11, 2005 7:20 am

Quick update on our work with the architect.

The work is not as fast as my wife would like, but it suits my style, as I like to have time to review and think again and again on each of our option/selection.

Here was our specifications:
- 3 bed rooms + 1 guest room
- a study/work room
- 2 floors (1st/2nd floor)
- a european kitchen inside and thai kitchen (outside)
- a terrace in front of the garden
- not so many bathrooms (meaning enought, but not what we have seen in some houses)
- a dining and living room
- open space on the living room
- maid room
- Laundry
- TV/Family room

The Must have (beside the number of room):
- the terrace which is nice when it's windy
- As much as possible of natual ventillation in the house
- the garden

As the floor plan is starting to finalise, I guess we will go into more details now, which is not my strong points.

My concerns at this point are noise reduction and preventing the hot spot in the house.

Went to see a friend's house (4 MTHB+), very nice and large (kids' room 6x5 m) ... but not enought of ventillation and it gets hot inside. What's the point of having a big house if the electricity bills are killing you ...


Last week was "Architect 2005" and we went there to give us more ideas on how to blow up our budget.

PS:
The in-laws family is in the construction business, and so that helps a LOT to compensate for my total inexperience in house building.
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3D Views

Postby singa-traz » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:38 am

We received a few screenshoots from our architect, and here they are:

Click here !

Comments are welcome, what you like, don't like ... or things we should think about.

It's a work in progress.
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A lot of glass

Postby atlas_shrugged » Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:25 pm

Wow, those renderings look great! It's good to see a house that's actually being _designed_ instead of just being built.

I hope all that glass is facing north, though, otherwise you're creating quite a greenhouse that will make the house too hot. Since you have a flat roof, you could extend the overhang if necessary to provide more shade. Also, you could use mirrored glass.
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Re: A lot of glass

Postby singa-traz » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:52 am

atlas_shrugged wrote:I hope all that glass is facing north, though, otherwise you're creating quite a greenhouse that will make the house too hot. Since you have a flat roof, you could extend the overhang if necessary to provide more shade. Also, you could use mirrored glass.


Glass is facing East, so we are looking at reducing the glass surface, and having some trees to create more shade.

Wood panel/frame is an idea, but I can already hear the architect says:
"mai souai".

I started dreaming I could get some simulation on how hot it it could be inside.

A google search and I was here:
http://www.thermoanalytics.com/applicat ... lding.html

Let's see the face of the architect when I will ask him about this ... :-)
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web link

Postby cruzing » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:22 pm

wow! that is a way cool website sing-traz.

Thanks,
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Update: New pics

Postby singa-traz » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:50 pm

Following our last discussion with our architect, he made some modifications, and came back with those pics to help us visualize.

Click here to see them !

Had a few discussion with my friends, and agree there is a lot of glass ... which needs to be cleaned.
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Postby the limey » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:59 pm

I feel sure that cleaning the windows will not be your job :) so dont worry about that, glass lasts forever and only needs cleaning, wood you got insect problems, paint peeling problems etc etc etc, it looks good, just buy some big damn trees to shade it from the sun, and maybe think about double glazing if you like your aircons on a lot.
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New Year Update !

Postby singa-traz » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:08 am

Construction work has started, with "the piling". That would be done by end of the week.
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Postby dozer » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:40 pm

Send over or post some 'work in progress' pics if you have time. Looks like a great project.
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Re: New Year Update !

Postby singa-traz » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:24 am

singa-traz wrote:Construction work has started, with "the piling". That would be done by end of the week.


Image

That was the machine used for the "piling".
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Postby dozer » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:52 am

I've only seen pile drivers used on apartments, condos and the like. What necessitated it's use, what are soil conditions etc? How deep are they driving the piles?
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Postby teletiger » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:06 am

And that RSJ must be for the helipad :shock:
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Postby Nara » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:45 pm

What does it cost per pile? I was told it's a good way to go but expensive and for my project overkill.
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