What Are Floor Plans?

Floor plans are scale drawings that show the relationship between rooms, spaces, and physical features when viewed from above. They offer a way to visualize how people will move through space. Floor plans make it easy to check if the space is fit for its intended purpose, analyze any potential problems, and redesign before moving on to more elaborate planning and construction stages. It can also be fun to experiment with different layout alternatives and circulation flows, which show how people move through the space.

Renowned architect Jean Nouvel stated, “Space and more space: architects always talk about space. However, creating a space is not automatically creating architecture. With the same space, you can create a masterpiece or cause a mess.” That’s why, whether we need to build “little houses” or make a convention run smoothly for attendees, a floor plan is the place to start to create and diagram a logical space based on end user requirements.

Plan plans vs. building plans

The floor plans show the global vision of living, working and outdoor spaces. Although they should be scale drawings, floor plans don’t have enough information for builders to actually build a house or other structure. Instead, a floor plan is essentially a simple diagram that shows room layouts and provides a conceptual starting point. A builder needs complete plans, or construction-ready drawings, with technical information you won’t find on most floor plans.

Space planning and circulation in new and existing environments

Space planning is important in new structures, but it is also important when rearranging existing spaces to determine how to use them most efficiently. Space planning is in demand as a differentiated service from architecture firms for many reasons: office spaces in multi-storey buildings with unfinished interiors, the high speed of organizational growth due to technological change, staff cutbacks and the reorganization. You can learn more about it in Space Planning, published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Circulation and traffic flow

In any space where people live, work, shop, or meet, the layout of environments and the flow from one space to another make a difference in the feel and usefulness of the environment. Good circulation and traffic flow depend on what space is being planned; For example, in a retail space, you may want to direct how visitors move through the space, and in an art gallery, you may want traffic to be less restrictive to avoid bottlenecks. Depending on how the area is divided, interior spaces of the same size can feel very different depending on sight lines (a sight line is an observer’s theoretical line of sight to an object or area being viewed) Observe). As a general rule,

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