THE SWISS KNIFE HOUSE DESIGN BY A4ARCHITECT.
As the name implies, this design behaves similar to the swiss army knife in that it has multiple uses all wrapped up in one.
It begins with a 2 bedrroomed house which can change into a 3 bedroomed bungalow which can further change into a 4 bedroomed maisonete which has an added ability to change into 2 separate 2 bedroomed houses or 1 no. 3 bedroomed house with another 2 bedroomed house upstairs.
The firm of www.a4architect.com has come up with this marvelous design that takes flexible house plans to new levels.
This flexible house plan design has several advantages:
1. The occupant can decide how much space they want to use and rent out the space that is not currently in use such as upstairs 2 bedroomed house.
2. 2. The occupants can decide to sell off the upstairs 2 bedroomed house through use of the Sectional Property act Title.
3. 3. The house owner can build in phases depending on his/her budget beginning with the ground floor until 1st floor.
Cost of Construction.
The cost of construction is also as flexible as the swiss army knife.
A4architect gives house owners a wide range of choice of materials and construction technology to choose from.
Use of natural local materials for construction coupled with low-cost housing technology reduces by over 50% the normal cost of construction.
To quote H.E President Mwai Kibaki during a recent seminar on Mortgage cost reduction organized by Shelter Afrique bank, he said that ‘ our continent has rich traditional architectural designs. In doing this, we must focus on the use of available local materials. These materials should be transformed through use of modern technologies that are making housing construction more affordable.” Source: http://www.statehousekenya.go.ke/speeches/kibaki/june2011/2011140601.htm
For those who would require imported construction materials, we also provide for this specification in our design and the costs of construction are adjusted to reflect this.
For more information, please contact us at www.a4architect.com.
Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau