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Building a Healthy House

healthy-home-for-the-familyBuilding a home is not just about the form and building materials, but also a design that supports healthy living.

One of the qualities that are very important in building a house is the house should be healthy! Outside of the pursuit of quality of health of interest or application materials you have the latest products on a house. This is the most basic question that must be met.

A healthy home is a home design that supports the health of its inhabitants. The house is quite open, flexible, and easily maintained. The material used is free from harmful chemicals. Children and parents can access easily and safely to various places in the house.

Of course there are still a number of other requirements. Some are practically presented here, and can be a point in the planning of your home.

Natural lighting

Natural lighting coming from the sun. Light will illuminate and give warmth previously dark corners. Thus preventing damp room. Sunlight can kill 80% bacteria and germs that could potentially grow.

Plug the opening of doors, windows, bouvelicht, or vent. The percentage of openings in the ideal home is 10% -20% of floor space.

The location of openings should be adjusted to the room in need of natural light. Also, sync with the direction of the beam so that he can enter through openings that we make.

Air Circulation

Smooth circulation of air makes the air inside the house cooler and healthier. Easy exchange of air, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels balanced. Keep the ceiling is not too low. Hot air under the roof will be easy on the body, if the ceiling is too low. Minimum ceiling height is 3m from the floor. That way, the temperatures at the top is not easy on the body.

You can also request made under the cavity or hole in the roof. Height ranges from 10cm-20cm in length which can be adjusted to the size of the roof beams. This will make the air cavity under the hot roof, easily exchanged with a new air cooler.

Water Supply

At least, every one occupant requires 60 liters of clean water per day. To ensure the provision of water, a house requires a water storage tank (reservoir).

Making water wells must have a sufficient distance from the septic tank hole. Minimal is 3m. If less, it is feared choli bacteria from septic tanks will seep into water wells clean.

Waste Water Channels

A healthy home is also characterized by a good sewer. Waste bias comes from the kitchen, bathroom, service area. Consider the following.

  • Installation of pipe bends should be minimal in order to smooth the flow of waste water flows.
  • The slope of the discharge pipe from the source to roil the city is 70 degrees. Degrees that will make waste water flowing lancer.
  • Use a trap for the goose neck pipe under the sink and the sink so that the insects caught and prevent the musty odor.
  • Replace the bathtub control in the range 4m distance between one another.
  • Channel effluent wastewater from toilets to be made separately and distributed only to the septic tank.

Walls and floor are dry

Moisture may occur in the walls and floors. This will create a room that tends to wet and become a source of breeding of germs.

You can apply the tiles. Ceramics is a type of waterproof material. Floor or wall to be easily dried.

The walls are attached to the wall of a neighbor’s house will generally moist. Between the two walls with water-resistant materials (waterproofing) before it is closed ceramics.

Garbage disposal

Make sure that in making the design of the house there is adequate landfills. Bins should be sufficient to accommodate the amount of garbage daily. There is a cover, and have holes for drainage if the trash was cleaned.

Wells penetrating

Clean water is increasingly difficult to obtain. Meanwhile, we often let the rain water flushing into the city line. You can ask the architect of your home to provide rain water wells in your yard. A minimum by making a biopori hole.

Some things about the above you can discuss with the architect. Once the stage was built there to always care for and maintain the cleanliness of the house. All this will make your stay more calm. Living comfortably with the family for a long time.

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Exterior and Garden

Aligning Minimalist Home and Garden

Minimalist gardenThis year is a year for ‘home’ and gardens ‘minimalist’ is compact, stylish, and practically became a favorite choice of the consumer’s house, which is apt to be read by the property developer. Various minimalisthome products offered and sold as a new symbol of cosmopolitansociety, which is a reflection of the way of living, thinking, and working urban society the very practical, lightweight, efficient, andmanagement simplicity.

The house and garden is a reinterpretation of the social culture, nature and place of residence life. Home is where we rest shelter, socializing, family, and worship. Garden is a reflection of natural energy, and energy is the source of life. So, if the house and garden was designed as a harmonious whole will give life energy to the occupants.

Minimalist concept of home and garden dedicated to increasing the value of an entire room (exterior and interior) by reducing the excess of everything in the room. Minimalist lifestyle philosophy represents a practical, dynamic, concise, effective, and efficient, which is applied in all aspects of life including house building architecture, interior space and exterior gardens. Collaboration minimalist house and garden became the medium of communication between architecture and landscape with a form of contrast, hard-soft, rigid-soft, dead-alive, geometric, dynamic, and between man-made (cultural) and nature.

Minimalist eliminate saturation with the use of decorative ornaments, knick-knacks accessories. Character and quality of spaces created is determined by the existence of space itself, not by the furniture and knick-knacks accessories in it. Space becomes felt relieved (empty, immortality, meditative atmosphere) according to the primary needs of residents, to optimize the circulation of healthy fresh air, and lighting is abundant sunshine (rich colors).

Natural lighting from windows, doors, transparent walls (stained glass, glassblock), or skylights, shade trees, plants and composition of pavement, the right will bring the shadow objects from sunlight reflected off the walls as a natural aesthetic separate elements. While the game is very artistic lighting the lamp, both spotlights, light plant, up to the chandelier with geometric shapes, is able to liven up the evening.

It should be understood, the concept of Western and Eastern minimalism is somewhat different. Western minimalist concept of rational functional tend to put more emphasis on the function of space and material honesty of expression. While the concept of minimalism is very Eastern-influenced philosophy of Zen Buddhism that emphasizes simplicity, harmony, efficient, and effective, and symbolizes the emptiness and silence (spiritual values​​) for each space created clear, plain, and clear, so the space can be lived greatness of the Creator. Being a minimalist nature.

Geometric patterns, proportionate, effective, efficient, neutral colors, and natural (the impression of relief and field), pure colors (primary), the representation of nature (plants, contour shape, the element of water), raw material without excessive finishing (the impression of quiet, gentle , pure, holy, innocent), texture, and contrast. Quality home and garden design, space, and the completion of the structure must be getting better.

Form of a straightforward design, plain, simple, uncomplicated, compact, space-effective and efficient. Blocking mass, materials, lighting, repetition, circulation compact, multifunctional space and sequential optimization. Value minimalist beauty of the house and garden ornaments and objects do not rely on artificial, but more meaningful to an honesty of form, function, and dedication that created spaces.

Home and garden minimalist arrangement requires a harmonious overall look, a combination of hard materials (concrete, stone, pebbles, gravel, sand), the physical structure of buildings and exotic plants, exotic colors, as well as supporting elements (lights, pond, benches, statues , furniture). Minimalism requires the alignment of materials, shapes, colors, and textures with the impression conveyed to the warm, intimate, romantic, natural, or futuristic. Monochromatic color game with themes such as grading the two primary colors create the spatial unity between house and garden.

Use of building materials (house and garden) minimalism is not necessarily expensive. Use simple materials (a strong element of simplicity) rather than a luxury with expensive materials, and natural materials (the elements of harmony with nature). Exposure to the dominance of material (soft and hard) will produce certain effects that different. Design and calculation of the detailed structure can save the use of materials with the results of building a house and garden optimum artistic look.

Arrangement of furniture requires regularity, where all objects are located at regular positions respectively. The room filled with furniture that is highly efficient and functional course. Furniture chosen only really needed, not a decorative element, if possible multifunctional. Room was clean and seemed relieved. Furniture interior and exterior with geometric shapes aims to maximize use of space, there is no gap or space left to die.

Parks play an important role include the beauty and harmony of nature into the building and unite with the surrounding natural environment. Park as a dynamic live objects instead give spirit to the minimalist home that often seem cold and stiff.

The fence is designed to strengthen the impression of a minimalist home of textured concrete (horizontal / vertical), or betel leaf walls (pieces of stone be nested), which was becoming a trend, until the hedges soften the stiffness of the building.

The presence of the water element in the form of geometric pool and a tranquil water, waterfall, or water spray (fog effect) brings stillness and coolness of the space and audience space.

Minimalist house and garden, they must collaborate to form the order of outer space, buildings, and space in a balanced (yin), interwoven with each other in harmony, and not dominate the other. The division of space is very efficient, functional, and clear hierarchy, and reduce (reduce) the various needs of the space that is not important.

Occupants and visitors can easily recognize the functions of space. Space seemed to flow from the front yard, front porch, crawl spaces each, up to the back porch. Dining room, living room and kitchen which are interconnected to have the regularity, continuity and harmony between space design.

Aligning the house and garden of minimalist means to bring a home environment calm and soothing.

 

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Interior Design

Beautiful Wallpaper

Wallpaper wallAn effective way to renew the house look lived in an instant, affordable, can change the game of house paint colors in this beautiful wall with wallpaper or wall decoration.

Installation of the right wallpaper can create characters as well as foster a new spirit in one room. Of course there are some things to consider when choosing to install the wallpaper beautiful wall decoration, such as:

1. Material Type

Wallpaper material there is from the paper and there is also from vinyl. Knowledge of the types of wallpaper materials to be purchased will certainly make it easier in terms of treatment for both types of wallpaper materials, the course requires a different way of treatment.

2. Styling And Color

To mix and match the wallpaper in a room of the house, of course, need to also pay attention to style and color harmony wallpaper the wall color and other elements in the room such as furniture and also the color of the floor so that it can create the desired theme of the room.

3. Installation Method

Installation of wallpaper can be done by way of horizontal, vertical or any combination of horizontal and vertical. Installation of striped wallpaper horizontally could certainly give the impression of space becomes wider. In contrast, mounting vertically striped wallpaper can give the impression of the room look taller. To install the wallpaper combination of horizontal and vertical as well as special techniques required to plan accurately, so it does not deviate from the desired theme of the room.

Increasing number of choices of materials, style and color wallpapers available in the market, of course, can give itself its own preoccupations in arranging the interior of houses.

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Concept Information Home Furnishings

Light Steel Frame Roof

Light Steel Frame Roof

The roof has a function as a cover or protector of the home from rain and heat of the sun and is one component that can add to the overall aesthetics of homes.

The roof consists of the roof frame and roof cover. Type of roof truss used the wood roof frame and lightweight steel roof truss (truss). As for the commonly used tin roofing, asbestos, shingles and tile.

Lightweight steel roof truss into the functional equivalent option in some ways even better than wood materials as more expensive anddifficult to find good quality wood materials.

In terms of durability, lightweight steel roof truss is superior when compared with wood materials. Material mild steel safe to termites, corrosion resistant and resistant to weather conditions.

Lightweight steel roof truss in addition to more economical because they were cheaper than wood material also has a lighter weight. Character and mild steel weights create more robust structure of the house and the roof is more stable against bending, torsion and expansion so that it meets one of the components that support the earthquake-resistant housing.

Zincalume, galvanized and Galvalume support the application of lightweight steel roof truss is more practical because through the fabrication process is then performed on-site assembly process as well as the more precision, thereby reducing the risk of roof leaks that could cause damage to the ceiling of the residence.

Lightweight steel roof truss or roof truss wood selected and used as roof material ultimately is determined based on the needs and desires of the house itself.