Archive for July, 2011

Why APNAGHAR : The Professional Architects?

July 28, 2011

Why APNAGHAR : The Professional Architects
Few people realize just how complicated it is to build until they find themselves lost in a maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws and contractors.
APNAGHAR don’t just design four walls and a roof — they create total environments, interiors and exteriors that satisfy specific needs and functions. If a project requires engineering or other construction services, an architect can coordinate the team of experts. APNAGHAR sorts out complex building codes and zoning laws and can help locate qualified contractors.
APNAGHAR solves Problems:
·    APNAGHAR sorts out complex building codes and zoning laws and locates qualified contractors to ensure your project is built according to plans and specifications.
·         APNAGHAR is the one professional who has the education, training, experience and vision to guide the design and building process to a positive end.
·         This expanse of knowledge helps APNAGHAR focus individual home owner’s needs to maximize their investment in liveable square footage, on time and within budget.
·         APNAGHAR stay abreast of advances in modern building materials and construction techniques to ensure a smooth, long lasting and cost-effective building process.
·         APNAGHAR will make certain that your building will be what you want and function the way you need it to.
·        APNAGHAR listens, ask questions and find out exactly what you want.
·       APNAGHAR will be responsive to your needs.
·         The sooner APNAGHAR is brought on to your building team, the sooner your dreams will be realized. 
       APNAGHAR will help maximize your investment in livable square footage, on time and within budget.
APNAGHAR help make decisions:
·         After talking with Apnaghar, many people are surprised at their own definite ideas about what they want in a house.
·         Apnaghar help homeowners think about how a building will function. They can design a house that is flexible enough to grow with a young couple who plan to start a family.
·         Apnaghar can design inexpensive, energy-efficient, fully accessible homes for retired people on a fixed income. They can show how a house built for a single family can be easily remodelled into a house for a group of single inhabitants.
APNAGHAR Save Money!
APNAGHAR services are a wise investment because well-conceived and expertly designed projects can be built more efficiently and economically. As ideas evolve, changes can be made on a computer screen much less expensively than when construction is under way. APNAGHAR can help improve productivity, increase energy efficiency, help avoid crime.
Other ways APNAGHAR-designed projects save money include:
  • ·         Designs that take full advantage of solar heat and natural lighting to save on energy needs.
  • ·         Flexible design solutions that accommodate future growth and usage needs
  • ·         Accurate construction costs based on detailed drawings and specifications that result in quality materials and workmanship at a fair market price.
  • ·         Materials, finishes and design solutions that reduce maintenance and replacement costs.
  • ·         Homes that sell faster and increase in value at the time of resale.

Why APNAGHAR : The Professional Architects?

July 28, 2011

Why APNAGHAR : The Professional Architects
Few people realize just how complicated it is to build until they find themselves lost in a maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws and contractors.
APNAGHAR don’t just design four walls and a roof — they create total environments, interiors and exteriors that satisfy specific needs and functions. If a project requires engineering or other construction services, an architect can coordinate the team of experts. APNAGHAR sorts out complex building codes and zoning laws and can help locate qualified contractors.
APNAGHAR solves Problems:
·    APNAGHAR sorts out complex building codes and zoning laws and locates qualified contractors to ensure your project is built according to plans and specifications.
·         APNAGHAR is the one professional who has the education, training, experience and vision to guide the design and building process to a positive end.
·         This expanse of knowledge helps APNAGHAR focus individual home owner’s needs to maximize their investment in liveable square footage, on time and within budget.
·         APNAGHAR stay abreast of advances in modern building materials and construction techniques to ensure a smooth, long lasting and cost-effective building process.
·         APNAGHAR will make certain that your building will be what you want and function the way you need it to.
·        APNAGHAR listens, ask questions and find out exactly what you want.
·       APNAGHAR will be responsive to your needs.
·         The sooner APNAGHAR is brought on to your building team, the sooner your dreams will be realized. 
       APNAGHAR will help maximize your investment in livable square footage, on time and within budget.
APNAGHAR help make decisions:
·         After talking with Apnaghar, many people are surprised at their own definite ideas about what they want in a house.
·         Apnaghar help homeowners think about how a building will function. They can design a house that is flexible enough to grow with a young couple who plan to start a family.
·         Apnaghar can design inexpensive, energy-efficient, fully accessible homes for retired people on a fixed income. They can show how a house built for a single family can be easily remodelled into a house for a group of single inhabitants.
APNAGHAR Save Money!
APNAGHAR services are a wise investment because well-conceived and expertly designed projects can be built more efficiently and economically. As ideas evolve, changes can be made on a computer screen much less expensively than when construction is under way. APNAGHAR can help improve productivity, increase energy efficiency, help avoid crime.
Other ways APNAGHAR-designed projects save money include:
  • ·         Designs that take full advantage of solar heat and natural lighting to save on energy needs.
  • ·         Flexible design solutions that accommodate future growth and usage needs
  • ·         Accurate construction costs based on detailed drawings and specifications that result in quality materials and workmanship at a fair market price.
  • ·         Materials, finishes and design solutions that reduce maintenance and replacement costs.
  • ·         Homes that sell faster and increase in value at the time of resale.

Globalization in Indian Architecture

July 22, 2011

Globalization in Indian Architecture

July 22, 2011

Globalization in Indian Architecture
The increase in land values and the demand for floor space is without question responsible for putting Architecture on the fast track of change. But more importantly it is the people’s perceptions of style in house plans that seems to blame for accelerating this change.
Ten years ago, the Punjabi Baroque was an emerging style of Delhi’s houses, in which the persuasion to elevate modern domestic house plans to higher levels of ornamentation, was just a joke. The styles in house plans included those of Bania, Gothic, Early Hawai and Marwari Mannerisms. At that point of time this type of architecture design seemed to have no purpose other than that of exterior decoration and was just thought of a passing stage that would soon die down without a doubt.
But the short span of 20 years of globalization seems to have had an adverse effect on architecture. For example, an elderly Raja, reminiscing about princely India while standing outside an ancestral palace that has now become a heritage hotel. Architecture, once a profession considered to be that of creating spaces with an aesthetic value that will live through the ages has lost its meaning.
Use of Exterior Materials for Cladding
Architecture seems to have given in to the age of globalization. It has lost its purpose of influencing people and the society. It has lost its purpose of making habitable spaces to one of simply assembling masses in space. Architecture is merely an accumulation of new technologies and products, in which function and simplicity have no say in the matter. No longer is making a beautiful building out of ordinary objects the architect’s driving passion. Now it is about assembling new products in ways, which will sooner or later lose its value, which exactly Architecture is not about.
Mahatma Gandhi – The Father of Nation (India) once said, the ideal house should be built of materials and skills gathered from within five mile radius of the site. But in today’s world where people seemed to be charged with economic motion and governed by newer levels of greed, the constructing of the ideal house as said by Gandhi seems reliance, technology and even Human dignity.
The last twenty years of globalization has taken Gurgaon from being a sleepy village of buffaloes and mud houses to a city of multinational tower blocks and apartments. Here the idea of Punjabi Baroque seems to have acquired a great deal of respectability. Today young architects barely out of school, attack projects with impatience like a business deal.
The quality of architecture is now lost in the adrenaline rush of such architects. Architecture desiging has now become a lifelong materialistic buffet that relies on technology to display newer forms of abundance, and make them available to a growing market of Indian consumers. In the age of malls, cinemas and multiplexes there lies a hunger for novelty and delight. The fate of a building is now that of a commercial commodity.
The old definitions of architecture as creating spaces of rest, containment, comfort and protection don’t make sense anymore. Architecture can only be directed towards real life situations, built on an assumption that any desired change is effective only if it is an enhancement of the present condition.
Apnaghar has a professional team of architects and engineers equipped with latest technology and facilities, who delivers the complete architectural house plan for any desired requirement.
For, more details please contact www.apnaghar.co.in

Globalization in Indian Architecture

July 22, 2011

Basic of House Design – APNAGHAR

July 13, 2011
Before designing a good house design, we need to understand few basic rules of house design or architecture designing. Keeping those guidelines in mind when we design or sketch our dream home, it will prevent us from going back and make adjustments to the final product to meet unavoidable requirements. Once we understand the basic rules in designing a house plan, we need to add all the details we desire and which is necessary!
Select the location you want to build your home. If you chose a location in the country, determine the town your property is a part of so you can research home and zoning guidelines. This information will inform you about the size home you can build on a certain size lot. For instance, a large amount of high populated city land is zoned for multiple story housing, whereas sub-urban plots may only allow you to build two stories up and so many feet wide. In any case you need to follow the bylaws and civil codes of that area.
 When you find a place to construct your home, learn about the source for your plumbing and electricity. Adding these features to a home is done in one of the beginning processes because the foundation often accommodates the plumbing and electricity, therefore understanding where each comes from eases the opening construction. If the location is rural, your electricity will most likely come from power lines, so contact the local electric company before breaking ground.
 The floor plans are the layout of each floor that shows the rooms, windows, and doors. Draw them as if you are looking over the top of the entire floor. If you are not sure how to find the square footage for each space, sketch some basic arrangements and work with an architect to determine an appropriate size for each room. Working with an architect from the start of the house designing process is a good idea if you are unfamiliar with the proper steps. This professional will help you decide the dimensions of a space based on the square footage of the house and that floor.
 After the rooms are drawn, you can add windows throughout the home. Although private homes do not have rules for windows, consider following standard guidelines that consider fire safety. If you are not working with an architect who can inform you about most housing guidelines, contact the local fire department for recommendations.
We at APNAGHAR follow all these basic rules to fullfil your requirement for dream home. APNAGHAR gives you the perfect solution for all your architectural designing requirement. APNAGHAR is team of well qualified professionals of Architects and Engineers to deliver the project on time and in cost effective way.
For more visit us at www.apnaghar.co.in

Apnaghar : Residential House Design Specification

July 12, 2011

Apnaghar is India’s 1st comprehensive website for housing solution. Apnaghar is developed and promoted by REPL (Rudrabhishek Enterprises Pvt. Ltd). REPL is one of the leading consultancy companies in India. REPL offers professional practice of urban planning, architecture, civic infrastructural planning, building services etc.
Apnaghar with unique concept provides readymade and customized house designs for specific requirement of residential house design through out the world. Apnaghar has wide variety of readymade house designs listed on the website www.apnaghar.co.in. All the available gallery are designed by our professional team of architects and engineers.
Through this website we cater the online architectural consultancy for designing eco-friendly and energy efficient house design best suited to the environment. Salient features of Apnaghar Architectural Drawing for Residential House Design are:
1.  Professional architectural services of residential house design
2.  Small Landscaping in front or back of residential house design.
3.  Earthquake Zone viabilities of residential house design
4.  Sealants free structures of residential house design
5.  Energy efficient residential house design
6.  Passive Solar residential house design
7.  Earth Sheltered residential house design
8.  Take care of Vastu Complaints of residential house design
9.  Space Efficient Green residential house design
10.Water Harvesting Management for residential house design
11.Soak pit residential house design
12.Space Planning
13.Area And Volume calculation
14.Structural Safety & Strength for residential house design
15.High Quality Construction Documents
16.Saves Cost of construction & Time of residential house design
17.Green House Concept for residential house design
18.Detail Drawings of residential house design
19.Improved customer satisfaction
20.Make faster deliveries to customers.
The Services for house design at Apnaghar Includes:
  1. Floor Plans.
  2. Front Elevations (2-D)
  3. 3d- Perspective View
  4. Detailed Floor Plans with furniture Layout
  5. Cross Sections.
  6. Foundation Plans
  7. Details Drawings of Doors, windows, Toilets and Kitchen
  8. Structural Design (Complete Set)
  9. Roof Plans
  10. Stair Case Detail Drawing.
  11. Electrical Layouts.
  12. Plumbing Drawing
  13. BOQ
  14. General Specifications

Visit us @ www.apnaghar.co.in  

Apnaghar : Residential House Design Specification

July 12, 2011

Apnaghar is India’s 1st comprehensive website for housing solution.Apnaghar is developed and promoted by REPL (Rudrabhishek Enterprises Pvt. Ltd). REPL is one of the leading consultancy companies in India. REPL offers professional practice of urban planning, architecture, civic infrastructural planning, building services etc.
Apnaghar  with unique concept provides readymade and customized house designs for specific requirement of residential house design through out the world. Apnaghar has wide variety of readymade house designs listed on the website www.apnaghar.co.in. All the available gallery are designed by our professional team of architects and engineers.
Through this website we cater the online architectural consultancy for designing eco-friendly and energy efficient house design best suited to the environment. Salient features of Apnaghar Architectural Drawing for Residential House Design are:
1.  Professional architectural services of residential house design
2.  Small Landscaping in front or back of residential house design.
3.  Earthquake Zone viabilities of residential house design
4.  Sealants free structures of residential house design
5.  Energy efficient residential house design
6.  Passive Solar residential house design
7.  Earth Sheltered residential house design
8.  Take care of Vastu Complaints of residential house design
9.  Space Efficient Green residential house design
10.Water Harvesting Management for residential house design
11.Soak pit residential house design
12.Space Planning
13.Area And Volume calculation
14.Structural Safety & Strength for residential house design
15.High Quality Construction Documents
16.Saves Cost of construction & Time of residential house design
17.Green House Concept for residential house design
18.Detail Drawings of residential house design
19.Improved customer satisfaction
20.Make faster deliveries to customers.
The Services for house design at APNAGHAR Includes:
  1. Floor Plans.
  2. Front Elevations (2-D)
  3. 3d- Perspective View
  4. Detailed Floor Plans with furniture Layout
  5. Cross Sections.
  6. Foundation Plans
  7. Details Drawings of Doors, windows, Toilets and Kitchen
  8. Structural Design (Complete Set)
  9. Roof Plans
  10. Stair Case Detail Drawing.
  11. Electrical Layouts.
  12. Plumbing Drawing
  13. BOQ
  14. General Specifications

 Visit us @ www.apnaghar.co.in 

Home Plan : Water proofing Treatment

July 8, 2011


Dampness or moisture can create and problems and cause damage to any construction of house. A lot of money can get wasted due to unexpected seepage of water into walls, ceilings or woodwork. Sometimes the presence of moisture can even corrode the steel framework, thus placing the whole structure at risk.
In order to safeguard your precious construction of home plan and also to avoid future inconvenience, it is highly important to take strict measures to waterproof your house plan. There are various waterproofing techniques that can be used during and after the construction of the house. The choice of method depends upon various factors, the primary one amongst them being cost. It is essential to consult a qualified Engineer or Architect for an appropriate waterproofing method to be followed in order to avoid subsequent hassles and damage. Apnaghar has a professional team of architects and engineers who can deliver Sealants free structural house designs and Soak pit house designs. It shave your cost and risk of dampness or moisture in future. Also, Water proofing treatment and materials depend on the requirement, type of construction, location of plot, surroundings of plot. Few suggestions  from APNAGHR for water proofing treatment.
Material for waterproofing treatment:
Traditionally, Kota stone and bitumen are used as effective waterproofing treatment materials during construction. However with the advancement in technology, various specialized compounds are also available that can be used as effective waterproofing treatment solutions. For high-cost constructions plans such as malls and shopping complexes, some expensive and latest methods such as fibre-mesh and APP sheets are also used to form waterproof layers.
The choice of the waterproofing treatment materials and the methods of application must be decided by a qualified Engineer or Architect. Apnaghar provides detailed list of standards related to waterproofing treatment solutions.
Primarily, there are 3 areas of a typical building that need specific waterproofing treatment:
Basements                                                        
Basements provide an excellent way of accessing additional live-able space within limited space constraints. With the rapidly rising real estate prices, the concept of basements has even extended to having multiple levels below the ground. With such concepts, it is all the more important that effective waterproofing is done for the basements.
Basement waterproofing can be done internally as well as externally. However for more effective results, it is advisable to use proper external waterproofing methods during the construction period itself. Materials such as Kota stone, bitumen and specialized compounds are frequently used for external waterproofing of the basement.
Terraces              
Terraces are another area of concern with regard to waterproofing. It often happens in homes that rainwater or water leaking from the overhead water tanks spoils the flooring of the terrace and even seeps through the roof of the floor underneath. As in the case of basements, there are various materials that can be used to effectively waterproof the terrace floor. APP sheets, though expensive, are most effective for this purpose. Before commencing any waterproofing measure for the terrace, ensure that the structure is complete and the work on rainwater pipes and electric conduits is over.
Washrooms and kitchens have a sunken area below the floor that houses the water pipe network. This area should also be treated as a basement, and similar effective waterproofing solutions must be followed in this case. There is often a presence of water within the sunken areas, and adequate waterproofing is essential to avoid its seeping through the floor/walls and causing damage to the construction.
Visit www.apnaghar.co.in for more details.

Home Plan : Water proofing Treatment

July 8, 2011

Dampness or moisture can create and problems and cause damage to any construction of house. A lot of money can get wasted due to unexpected seepage of water into walls, ceilings or woodwork. Sometimes the presence of moisture can even corrode the steel framework, thus placing the whole structure at risk.
In order to safeguard your precious construction of home plan and also to avoid future inconvenience, it is highly important to take strict measures to waterproof your house plan. There are various waterproofing techniques that can be used during and after the construction of the house. The choice of method depends upon various factors, the primary one amongst them being cost. It is essential to consult a qualified Engineer or Architect for an appropriate waterproofing method to be followed in order to avoid subsequent hassles and damage. Apnaghar has a professional team of architects and engineers who can deliver Sealants free structural house designs and Soak pit house designs. It shave your cost and risk of dampness or moisture in future. Also, Water proofing treatment and materials depend on the requirement, type of construction, location of plot, surroundings of plot. Few suggestions  from APNAGHR for water proofing treatment.
Traditionally, Kota stone and bitumen are used as effective waterproofing treatment materials during construction. However with the advancement in technology, various specialized compounds are also available that can be used as effective waterproofing treatment solutions. For high-cost constructions plans such as malls and shopping complexes, some expensive and latest methods such as fibre-mesh and APP sheets are also used to form waterproof layers.
The choice of the waterproofing treatment materials and the methods of application must be decided by a qualified Engineer or Architect. Apnaghar provides detailed list of standards related to waterproofing treatment solutions.
Primarily, there are 3 areas of a typical building that need specific waterproofing treatment:
Basements                                                        
Basements provide an excellent way of accessing additional live-able space within limited space constraints. With the rapidly rising real estate prices, the concept of basements has even extended to having multiple levels below the ground. With such concepts, it is all the more important that effective waterproofing is done for the basements.
Basement waterproofing can be done internally as well as externally. However for more effective results, it is advisable to use proper external waterproofing methods during the construction period itself. Materials such as Kota stone, bitumen and specialized compounds are frequently used for external waterproofing of the basement.
Terraces              
Terraces are another area of concern with regard to waterproofing. It often happens in homes that rainwater or water leaking from the overhead water tanks spoils the flooring of the terrace and even seeps through the roof of the floor underneath. As in the case of basements, there are various materials that can be used to effectively waterproof the terrace floor. APP sheets, though expensive, are most effective for this purpose. Before commencing any waterproofing measure for the terrace, ensure that the structure is complete and the work on rainwater pipes and electric conduits is over.
Washrooms and kitchens have a sunken area below the floor that houses the water pipe network. This area should also be treated as a basement, and similar effective waterproofing solutions must be followed in this case. There is often a presence of water within the sunken areas, and adequate waterproofing is essential to avoid its seeping through the floor/walls and causing damage to the construction.
Visit www.apnaghar.co.in for more details.