Your question is a bit misleading. There is a building with an apartment inside, but that apartment has no bearing on the size of the land that the building is built on. There are three things here: the size of the land, the size of the building, and what's inside the building. Unless I'm mistaken, your question is about the size of the land.Hi, suppose there is a two-story apartment (in a building), what's the word to describe the area of the land on which the entire building is built?
Thank you very much for your reply.
That would probably be the gross floor area if you are including both floors, one above the other.... As my apartment has two stories, the area will be about half of the built-up area. Doesn't it sound weird to say an apartment's site area?
Now I am thinking "coverred area".
Thank you very much again. I have not made myself understood……. I am saying the area of the land under the building. Because it's just the land, it is about half of the gross floor area.That would probably be the gross floor area if you are including both floors, one above the other.
You got what I mean. We don't talk about it either in daiy life, but it is a term frequently seen in contracts and real estate ownership certificates, so I want to figure out its english counterpart. Are you also Chinese? If you are, I can simply tell you the Chinese word.In Hong Kong, we simply talk about the square footage, or square meters, of our apartment: Our apartment is 1400 square feet. I've not heard of anyone who measures the square footage of the building and then relates that to their apartment, although you could. If the apartments are side by side, it would be half the square footage of the building. If the apartments are on two floors, then it would be the same size as your building.
But if you're down at the community clubhouse chatting with neighbors, they're likely inquiring about the livable square footage of your apartment. Speaking of which, how and why are you using this figure?
Thank you very much.Then it is probably the floor area of the lower floor (or ground floor). However, definitions may vary from country to country so it is best to check with your local government department, or whichever department specifies such things, if you require a technically accurate description.