More and more, we use drones to make virtual tours of real estate for sale. This makes it possible to move inside the house or to fly over it to see it as a whole.
But we rarely think of using a drone as a means of control.
What are the controls that can be done?
Control of the roof. You can look at the roof, gutters, vents, fireplaces, TV antennas, solar panels.
Control granaries in which we can not move. We can see the state of insulation, framing, ventilation systems, electrical installations.
Field control. At a certain height, we can see if the vegetation grows homogeneously, if the tops of the hedges are in good condition. We can also see if there are nests of Asian hornets.
Control of the surroundings. Better than with Google Map, because it is done immediately, we can see if there is nuisance in the surroundings: presence of a railway line, a highway, a factory of breeding of pigs or poultry, a treatment plant, a dam.
As we can see, there are many ways to control a real estate asset. From our point of view, it would be necessary for computer companies to make image processing software from the views of drones and offer this type of service to real estate agencies. Thus, it would bring a real plus to real estate sales.
Technology has always been present in architecture. Of course, we do not talk about electronics or computers.
For example, the pyramids of Giseh or the buildings built by the Incas: huge blocks of stone are sealed together without using mortar. We can think that it took a lot of know-how, and probably technology, to build these buildings.
Much research is being done to understand how the ancients could move such blocks of stone, how they carved them, and how they adjusted them.
Closer to home, we can only be amazed by Gustave Eiffel who built a huge tower with iron bars and bolts.
Nowadays, technology has taken a leading role in architecture.
For example, we can build houses with 3D printers. Thanks to this technique, it is possible to create forms impossible to achieve with bricks or blocks.
Drones can also bring a lot to the architecture, for example by making it possible to carry out controls on buildings already built, with software that allows to ensure quality monitoring.
Home automation has come a long way and makes it possible to have smart homes.
It is also possible to design fully mobile houses that orient themselves in relation to the sun.
In the future, we can imagine that the construction techniques by 3D printing will still progress, the machines will be less and less expensive. Thus, poorer people will be able to access homes at affordable prices.
One can really ask the question, as the drone technology has made a lot of progress in recent years.
First of all, drones can do a lot of things that were not possible thanks to the miniaturization of electronic components. They are often equipped with high definition cameras. But they can do many other things. They can :
send insecticide to destroy Asian wasp or hornet nests
carry packages as for the Amazon company
carry people like Airbus
and lots of other properties
They can also simply be equipped with light of all colors.
Another property is very interesting: the flight of drones can be controlled by distance, and directed through a computer program. As a result, they can very accurately coordinate their flight not related to each other and perform an overall flight.
So we begin to see shows of hundreds, and sometimes thousands of drones with fairies of color and movement in the dark sky.
What are the benefits of these shows compared to conventional fireworks?
Less noise, even if the flight of drones is not perfectly silent.
Indeed, fireworks often frighten birds and some die
An infinity of figures in the sky, computer programs being unlimited
Better environmental protection because more particles are released into nature with fireworks
On the other hand, it is necessary to regulate the risk of falling of a drone on spectators. The obvious solution is to make these shows over risk-free areas: lake, river, mountain, …
It depends on what you are looking for … But in any case, it’s about making the plan of the house of your dreams. But it’s not always easy. First of all, there are many architects who offer you to make your house plan. And it’s often expensive. Imagine that you order a house plan, and that you are not satisfied with the result.
What to do when you have a catastrophic house plan?
Sorry, not much. Unless you have insurance, but it’s unlikely. The problem is that an architect is a kind of technician, not an artist. He knows the rules to make a house plan with all the technical characteristics, but he will rarely make a plan that takes into account everything that makes a good house plan:
Will my house be bright enough? That is to say that lets in enough light but not too much when the sun is very intense, and not too much when you watch a TV show or your computer screen.
Is my house well oriented when the wind is very strong? The old farms were always oriented so that the prevailing wind was still blowing on the side of my house, where there are no windows or terraces.
Will the rain enter my house when I open my window? If the wind is blowing towards you, water can enter the house in large quantities. Later in this blog, we will write an article on nuisances in a house.
All of these reasons, and many others, may make you think that your paid home plan is not the right one.
How to have many free house plans?
First, discuss with your architect to make your free house plan by explaining that there was a misunderstanding between you and him. He will not be happy because he will feel that he has done his job. You can explain to him, if the situation becomes difficult, that the contract you did with him did not mention a certain number of things. Remember that your architect has an obligation to advise.
When it comes to this situation, it is best to work on free house plans, so that you can do as much as possible. You can do it on the online archiplain software, a free house plan editor, but you can of course choose another software. What is important: the ease of use, the reality of free, the accuracy of measurements, the North-South orientation in relation to rain, wind and sun, and the wide choice of options (windows, doors, stairs, furniture, plants, etc …). Do not neglect the outdoor facilities: swimming pool, garage, deck chairs, etc …
What to do with my free house plans?
You can build your own house by calling on craftsmen. But it’s risky.
If you do not try the experience, you can contact an architect to make an official house plan. And you can negotiate the price because much of the work is already done.
We had to think about it. Long before the drones were invented, there were already vehicles capable of hovering: helicopters.
These vehicles do not run on electricity, but kerosene, they make a lot of noise but they are effective.
It was enough to take back all the technology of the drones and to adapt it to the concept of the helicopters, and here is the result: what I called the helicopdrone.
One thing I’m sure of: we’ll see more of these machines in the sky soon.
That’s it, I’ve seen it in your eyes. You say to yourself: still tiny houses! Stay a little longer, I’ll explain.
First of all, I have two obsessions, and you’ve already noticed it: drones and tiny houses. I often talk about it but there is a reason for that. I see every day the great creativity of architects, designers and researchers to create new products and new applications.
And here is the result: still a crazy idea for this new tiny house. This one is hung under a railway with lines and one reaches it with a ladder.
Thus, more new animals enter the house, and a real protection against the rain.
Well, OK, it’s a little dark, but we can not have it all …
You think you’ve seen or heard about the drones. You know the drones that make films, the drones that run on water and then fly away, the drones that send insecticides or herbicides, drone-car, and all kinds of other drones. But you did not know this one.
And yet, simple logic would have made it possible to guess it. It is a car that contains a drone in its roof.
What is the major disadvantage of drones today? Its autonomy. To be able to fly long, it takes a big battery and it is heavy.
The solution: it is the car that makes the essential part of the journey and the rest of the course is made by the drone.
In the field of search and rescue operations, especially when there are earthquakes or avalanches, it’s ideal!
Airbus is with Boeing one of the two most important companies in aeronautics. It is for this reason that when this company releases a new product, you have to look at it carefully.
The new product is a drone-car. Yes, you read correctly. We all know that cars benefit from a motorway network all over the world. And we also know that there will probably be no such airline networks. Why ? Because in-flight safety standards are much more important.
So the solution is the drone-car. Thus, one can circulate everywhere with his car, and when passing an obstacle, one uses the drone. It’s very ingenious. And as it is Airbus, we can be sure that the project was well thought out. To be continued …
You know, of course, Martin Scorsese’s wonderful Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel in 1976. We all know the careers of those three thereafter. Imagine the continuation of this film with a taxi in the air, it could be called Drone Taxi Driver. Well, for once, reality goes beyond fiction because it will be the case in Dubai this summer! The passenger will not exceed 220 pounds and will travel 25 miles for 30 minutes. Are you a candidate?
Every day, there is at least one new article in newspapers that speaks news about a new drone: aerial, underwater, amphibious, with cameras, insecticides and all kinds of treatment. Imagine a relatively close future with drones carrying passengers or ambulance drones.
You now know the 3D printing that allows to print a structure imagined in a software into a real object. This object can be made of plastic, concrete, or a whole lot of other materials. You also know the drones, these flying devices without pilots who can move and take pictures. Here are the drone builder: This drone can take polystyrene bricks and assemble a construction. Of course, polystyrene bricks are lightweight, but one day, drones will be able to build an entire house with solid materials. Imagine the future: you build your home plans on computer, with software like http://archiplain.com/makeyourplan, and you start building your home with another software that controls several drones!
Drones have become very popular as a result of reducing the size of some components, which has the effect of reducing on-board weight. We find very cheap drones, but also professional drones that carry high-performance devices. We see more and more photos taken from the sky by drones. Several shots of coastal areas are shown here as you have never seen them before.
We all know that what it is when we talk about drones and 3D printers. Not a day without an announcement about these new technologies. But can we mix these two materials? In the phone, this is already the case. You can call, but also take pictures, send email, and many other things. We can nest these two materials with specific characteristics. Here are four new possibilities: MUPPette, Minibuilders, Swarmscapers and Robotic Bridge Construction. Read this interesting article and imagine yourself new possibilities.
Write a good ad and put it online has become essential to sell a property, you are an individual or a professional. The first thing to avoid is the lack of personality. You have to envy and does not look like all the ads. We must make good pictures: use a professional photographer, it will cost more but you should earn more. You can also use a drone: they sound cheap today and give a good overall picture of your home.