Plan Analysis of 3 BHK – Apartment
Mahadev Desai is the Founder and CEO of gharpedia.com and SDCPL a leading design consultancy firm having strong national presence. He has a degree in Civil Engineering (BE) and Law (LLB) and has rich experience of 45 years. Besides being the Editor in Chief, he also mentors team at GharPedia. He is associated with many professional bodies. He is also co-founder of 1mnt.in the first in Industry software for contractors’ billing. He is a voracious reader, edited 4 books, and pioneer of book reading movement in Gujarat, India.
Here we have analysed and reviewed the design of 3 BHK Apartment admeasuring 801.00 sqm. Good desirable features have been shown as “Recommended “ (R) and undesirable features as “Not Recommended” (NR).
The road on which the Apartment abuts and the North have shown in the sketch.
Things will be different for all “4 – flats” as the wind direction as well as frontage and direction change for all flats. Hence comments which are applicable for flat no. 1 may not be applicable for 2, 3 & 4 and vice versa.
*NR Not Recommended
Flat – 1
Flat – 2
*R – Recommended
R1 – Windows in opposite walls are good for cross ventilation.
R2 – Cupboard in internal wall is recommended. Cupboard on exterior wall are not desirable as they may get damaged due to moisture / dampness in wall. The plywood will soon get damaged due to moisture.
R3 – T.V. at desirable distance from sitting area is better.
R4 – Kitchen, Store room & Wash area are well located and connected and satisfy the concept of kitchen triangle.
R5 – The entry of the house is not direct to the living room providing some space for waiting, shoe rack, racks for wardrobe and other day to day things.
R6 – Good Storage space is provided adjacent to kitchen.
R7 – Concept of dry and wet space is maintained in toilets.
R8 – Good and adequate space for wash basin.
R9 – Good space for storage of shoes, umbrella & other necessary items.
R10 – The location of bedroom is in wind direction which is good for summers.
R11 – Balcony is in wind direction which is good for summers.
*NR – Not Recommended
NR1 – Living room & kitchen does not have adequate ventilation. It will suffer for Natural light.
NR2 – 4’-0” wide balcony not ideal for sitting, Square of 6’-0”x6’-0” or 7’-0”x7’-0” would have been better.
NR3 – Too little space for T.V. show case, speakers.
NR4 – Not enough space nor good design for sitting arrangement.
NR5 – No direct ventilation in toilet.
NR6 – Bedroom is in opposite to wind direction which is not recommended for summer.
NR7 – The Bedroom window is visible from adjacent balcony and it would be visible for upper / lower floors too. Hence privacy of bedroom is not maintained.
NR8 – Dining room would be dark as there is no direct natural light.
NR9 – Location of flat is in front of main road which can create nuisance.
NR10 – Bedroom location is not recommended as it is opposite to natural wind direction.
NR11 – The placement of wardrobe is not appropriates on this wall it should be on opposite inner dead wall.
NR12 – The wardrobe placement is critical it should be located on adjacent wall (next to toilet door).