Introduction: WHAT & WHY
What can we read out of blueprints?
- what the page is about
provides you with the basic knowledge that helps you to be able to read
blueprints of apartments, houses, and basically of any building.
It could be especiallz useful if you are currently looking for a new
place to rent or to buy, but also if you just wonder how to re-arrange
your place or how to fit a new piece of furniture in the given space.
it is the most common, the mostly needed, and for me the most
interesting, this site is only concerned with apartment blueprints.
consider blueprints as signs that can be read, and as any other
interpretation, this reading also requires knowledge and practice, as
they do not tell anything for many people who encounter them for the
in WHAT I list all the information you can get from a blueprint. Of
course, there are important features of an apartment which cannot be
read out of a blueprint: see them in OTHER. In HOW I show you the
basics that enable you to draw your own blueprints
- why I am interested in it
have been long interested in habitation, apartments, interior design
and blueprints, specifically. I have drawn blueprint pictures of almost
all the places where I had lived. As it is my hobby, I also designed
many apartments, in most cases having specific people in mind whose
habitation needs would be best met in a specifically designed
apartment. At points I even designed houses with several
floors and several apartments on each floor, striving for the most
economical division of rooms in a given space, having the most rooms with
reasonable size, having the least hallways, having bathrooms with
windows if possible, etc. Even if I am not actually looking for a
place, I like looking at blueprints, standing long in front of the
windows of real estate agencies and immediately imaging what the place
could look like. The first thing I check in an apartment ad is its
blueprint, and without it, even if provided with a lots of photos, I do
not have an idea what the place could actually look like.
- WHAT do blueprints tell us?
- where the rooms are located in relation to each other and the corridor
- the rooms (relative) size
- where the windows face
- where the doors open (incl. opening direction)
- basic kitchen and bathroom equipment
- in Paint: Raday utca:
- online design: Akacfa utca:
- by hand:
Irinyi Jozsef utca (from A's comp)