Planning a residential structure as simple as a house is one of the most basic problems an architecture student may encounter. Designing a house for a family at most may sound simple, but this is where our skills and knowledge are put to the test. Think carefully and state the basic space requirements in designing a house. You may also add your own touches to it.
Space requirements are certainly important for designing a house, but I think the more fundamental question is the issue of paradigm. It's fairly easy to determine the type of spaces a particular family needs for utilitarian purposes, but to determine the purpose and prospect for a family's life together is where the essence of the home will be found. Great post.
very true tyson... we are responsible for the house we design....to make a house- a home...live together....