A new study has shown that if you can design a house so that its silhouette looks more natural, it can look like the house you are building.
Key points:Homeowners have a choice of designing their own undercuts or using a design from a local design companyWhat can you do to improve your silhouette?
“A new study by architects and designers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has found that using a local architect or designer to help you with your silhouette can help you create a more natural home,” it says.
“The study suggests that you can reduce your undercuts by using a simple and efficient technique called the ‘undercut shaping’.”
The study was led by the UWA Department of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and involved researchers from the University’s Architecture and Planning Department, the University College London, the School of Architecture at the City University of Hong Kong and the University London.
The authors of the study, lead researcher Professor Robert C. Lee and associate Professor Ian J. Roberts, said they hoped the study would encourage people to use undercuts as a form of structural design rather than a method for reducing them.
“This is one of the areas where we have been unable to achieve the results that we would like to achieve with the previous studies, which are really focused on ‘how to reduce’ undercuts,” Professor Lee said.
“We’ve always wanted to improve the quality of the results from previous studies and this study gives us an opportunity to do that.”
Professor Roberts said the technique used in the study could be used to improve home designs for any purpose.
“You could design a new house, for example, and say, if you have this beautiful new building, you could use this technique to reduce the undercuts to make it more visually pleasing and aesthetically pleasing,” he said.
The study also looked at how much undercuts the house could eliminate without affecting the shape of the house.
“To eliminate the undercut you need to design the house so it looks like the building you are going to build,” Professor Roberts said.
“If you are making the house like a house that you are not going to be building, it will look like a normal house.”
The researchers also looked into the effectiveness of a different technique called ‘stylistic undercut shaping’, which was used by designers and architects to help reduce the silhouette of a building.
“Stylistic shaping has been used for a number of years to reduce undercuts, for instance in houses that have been built by traditional builders,” Professor C.A. Lee said.
“So it has been shown to reduce all the undercutting in a house.”
“But this technique has a downside, it is not very effective in terms of reducing undercuts.
So it is a very important technique for house builders to consider.”
To achieve a better silhouette, the researchers recommended that architects and architects design their own designs, and that a local designer or designer help them design a home that would help reduce undercut.
“It could be very simple, it could be a very complex design,” Professor Robertson said.
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