Our blog dedicated to all the modern things you might find helpful in the building
of your new modern house: furniture, appliances, building materials, etc.
How to read our Modern House Plans:
Here is a legend for a few of the symbols in our plans that should make their reading
a little easier for you. Since we design a lot of fun details and innovative spatial
layouts, there might be a lot of information in out plans that you might have trouble
deciphering. Send us note and we will explain.
• Consider to have the set of drawings reviewed by a locally licensed engineer for
regional requirements. In some building jurisdictions it might be required.
• Do familiarize yourself with the construction drawings to the best of your ability
to engage with builders and lending institutions.
• As any modern design can unnecessarily raise a red flag for traditional builders
we also offer continuous support services. Our starting package is a $450 service
that offers 3 full hours of telephone and email support that can be used by customers
and contractors alike. Through it we offer pre-construction contractor contract review
for the customer, pre-construction plan review with contractors, material and manufacturer
research, appliance research, interior design considerations, and site and construction
specific detail development.
1 ft deep cabinets above (dashed lines)
counter/table with chairs
exhaust (dashed lines)
2 ft deep cabinets above
All the hinged doors are shown in an open position with a double line for the actual
door panel and a single line showing the swing of the the door.
Closet spaces are most often indicated with a dashed line about 14 inches off the
wall. They represent shelving above. Here you can also see a standard set of sliding
We show our windows with this simple symbol. The two outer lines represent the window
sill edges and the center line the glass panel. The real window will look a little
We occasionally use panel doors. These are large floor-to-ceiling panels hung of
a track. They are placed in front of a wall opening. Almost like a barn door