The Blue Collar Builders are pursuing product sponsorships, along with the television series, Paradise Rises, to bring down construction costs in hopes of making the transition back into normal life easier for Paradise residents. Among the project challenges will be adapting construction techniques for disaster awareness, including features like rooftop sprinklers, fire resistant exterior materials, and designs that reduce the buildup of natural debris on and around the structures.
The idea is to leverage a base floor plan, then derive from it multiple options in square footage and architectural style. This technique will make the construction process easier to manage and more cost efficient, while preserving individual identities for the homes. Home owners can choose their favorite style and home size, and even include a matching Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) as temporary living quarters during construction and future use as guest house, studio, or rental option.
There are 6 floor plan options available, ranging from 1200 sq. ft. to 2400 sq. ft. Each option can be modified to adapt a different architectural style. We used Chief Architect to create the initial footprint for the floor plan, then saved off copies for each subsequent design. We focus on these styles: Coastal, Colonial, Cottage, Craftsman, Farmhouse, Tuscan, and Victorian. Flip through the full selection of the latest revisions.
Using Chief Architect Premier makes it easy to quickly adapt different roof attributes for the plans; updating default attributes for things like windows, cabinets, and even material colors help to streamline the process.
We leveraged websites like Houzz.com and Pinterest to search out inspiration for the house style. Simply using a term like “Modern Farmhouse Exterior” returns results that help identify architectural features, scaling, and massings that are typical to a design style.
After I wrap up the option and style concepts, our team begins producing illustrations and animations that bring the designs to life. Kerry masters interior design and aesthetics, generating stills using the various library catalogs and rendering techniques available for Chief Architect.