Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I've decided to make all of my prints in 1/8 inch scale. Without this beneficial change only half the house would've fit on the paper. After trying it in 1/4 inch scale, I noticed that all of the rooms and appliances were to large.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I've experimented, much like Willow from Counting By 7's, with quarter inch scale and half inch scale. This means one half inch or quarter inch equals one foot. This allows blueprints to be quick and efficient, although it does require a large pad of paper to work with. Companies such as H/WORTH make templates of utilities that are in a house to match the scale ( half inch-quarter inch). Without this beneficial tool, work could be sloppy, deformed, and even off scale.
Once finished with my prints, I will being making the model house soon!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Risk Taking?

Because I took the risk of doing my blue prints on real paper, I have had to make multiple plans for the new layout. Starting out regular white 11/13 inch paper, I have used a ruler to make fine lines reprinting the walls. I used my mentor,  an interior architect named Dan Bond, and asked if I should make blueprints along with 3-D drawings of each room. He agreed with my idea saying that; this will allow the reader to see the room from multiple points of view. So far, the project has been great!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blue Prints and Models

After using blueprints in Mr. Bromfields class, I learned that finding the area of floors is key to finding materials needed for the house. Using the perimeter of a room can help the drafter find the floor order, the baseboard order and where the supporting beams are along with wires and plumbing.
Although the interior of the house is important, the most important part of a house is the structure that supports it. The frame of the building supports the furniture, the people, and the peoples toiletries that the people require. Beams, columns, and frames are the base and support for the house.without sturdy beams, houses would warp then fall apart. 
After learning so much, I'm looking forward to building the model, and laminating the prints, although I did have some questions I would like answered.
When making the model house, should I make a frame model and a finished model? And should I use real materials or fake? Please comment below. (: Thanks:)

Beginning the Prints

After reading multiple texts and seeing many different labels for objects, such as doors, I noticed that all details make the individual object notified. When making french doors, the drafter MUST use two round swinging lines to show which way the door opens, and how far it will open. For windows, the drafter MUST make a thin rectangular box to represent a a "fixed window."(Putting a line down the middle clarifies the purpose of  the window.)
Along with labels for objects in a house, I learned that when drafting blueprints, exact measurements are the key to making the house stable and usable. I experienced many mistakes on the computer program when I used the wrong measurements, leading to an imperfect house. Blueprints are the plan for the entire house, making them one of the most important pieces to do precisely. Without the use of blue prints, constructors would've taken the risk of messing up the house and creating it in-correctly.
Sometimes I doubt the computer program because I don't experience the actual drafting of each blueprint. In a different point of view, it's like playing sports video games instead of actually playing the game outside. Although it may be harder, I think I might switch to drafting on real papers. Taking this risk will teach me more about how blueprints work, which tools to use, and will help me in the future if I ever become an engineer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A New Venture of Life

For my risk experiment, I have decided  to learn how to draw and create blue prints for a house. I will use many helpful tools to then create a scale model for the structure. With resources like books, I will attempt to excel at this project. I will be documenting my progress and breakthroughs here. On January 7th, 2015, I will share my final product with the class. Thank you for supporting me on this brand new task, I will experience all of my happiest moments with you guys. If any of my followers have advice on resources that I should use, or mentors I should ask, please respond in the comments below. Thank you so much for allowing me to feel comfortable when doing this project, this means allot to me, THANKS!

Blue Print Model

Blue Print Model