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Which was your favourite Miniature?

ratchie - Mini Modern
3 (3%)
Ausette - Sleek and Petite
11 (11%)
ZapKid - ModStone
18 (18%)
ladybug53 - Minimalist Modern Miniature
3 (3%)
Neashaleigh - Modern Minimalist 2
7 (7%)
danefaith - M. Oxide
11 (11%)
fortheloveofcake - Metallic Miniature
3 (3%)
Decima - Beach Modern Mini
8 (8%)
Micler - Robin's Nest
9 (9%)
CynKuy - Thoroughly Modern Minnie
4 (4%)
saltpastillen - Chez Modern
12 (12%)
Wai - Blue Lagoon
7 (7%)
sambozauk - Black and White
4 (4%)

Total Members Voted: 37

Voting closed: May 23, 2012, 06:00:50 PM

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Building Contests 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures


You must read the Rules and Instructions Thread first, if you haven't already. Updates have been made.



Your Task:
Things are getting pretty outdated around the SimNation and so things need to be made a little more modern, not just any modern though, it has to scream modern! The Councils think Minimalist Modern would be a good way to go, using bold shapes, colours and layouts to make an impression. Of course there is a slight catch in that all this has to fit around those pesky existing elderly structures, which naturally take up a lot of space!

Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Number of Bed Spaces: The House will need to be a suitable size for at least 2 Sims (Do not add any sims)
  • Budget: $45,000
  • Lot Size: 10x10 up to 20x20
  • Other: Minimalist and Modern designs.

Optional Specifications:
  • You may want to make bold and interesting layouts etc.
  • It's minimalist, don't go overboard on those decorative items!


Current Status: Closed

Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, 4 May, 2012   
Contest End Date: 11:59pm, Thursday, May 17, 2012



Do not post any comments or compliments in this thread until the contest is closed. Please PM either samoht04 and Lilygirl with any questions or concerns.



How to post your entry:



Your Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
  ratchie - Mini Modern
  Ausette - Sleek and Petite
  ZapKid - ModStone
  ladybug53 - Minimalist Modern Miniature
  Neashaleigh - Modern Minimalist 2
  danefaith - M. Oxide
  fortheloveofcake - Metallic Miniature
  Decima - Beach Modern Mini
  Micler - Robin's Nest
  CynKuy - Thoroughly Modern Minnie
  saltpastillen - Chez Modern
  Wai - Blue Lagoon
  sambozauk - Black and White


Last Update: Bed Requirement is now a Minimum of Two Sims, not much change just clarification of a badly worded rule.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 03:09:50 PM »
Can I ask why this thread is locked. I thought the contest started on Friday the 4th of May.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 04:15:52 PM »
Can I ask why this thread is locked. I thought the contest started on Friday the 4th of May.

Rachel

It shouldn't still be locked, sorry for it being left locked!
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 04:52:14 PM »
Name:Mini Modern.
Lot Size 10 by 10.
Price furninshed:37.918.
Sp and Ep used:Base game,ambitions,showime,townlife stuff and possibly outdoor living stuff.
This delightful family home has room for at least three Sims. There is a laundry room,eat in kitchen,double bedroom plus nursery and lounge area. There is a small balcony where your Sims can paint or search the galaxy.

The front of the property.

The kitchen area looks on to the dinning area.

The laundry room.

The living/study area.

The master bedroom.

The nursery(this can be changed to a children bedroom as your baby grows)

The bathroom.

Overhead of ground floor.

Overhead of first floor.

Overhead of second floor.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 11:17:05 AM »
Sleek and Petite, by Ausette

Lot Type: Residential, 1 br 1 ba
Lot Size: 15 x 20
Cost when placed on 15 x 20 lot: $44,913 ($31,786 unfurnished)
Contains Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, and Pets and Showtime content

This one-bedroom garage sports an enclosed garage, an open dining area, a private courtyard and a flat-screen TV. The modern exterior and upstairs living area make “Sleek and Petite” undeniably unique.















Can be downloaded on its main thread, here.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 08:40:25 PM »
ModStone
 1br, 1ba

ModStone is a modern, contemporary home featuring dramatic architecture
and unique design, all coming together in a rock-polished finish.

Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Best Placement: Near the
hills in Sunset Valley
 [Lot Size: 20x20]

Prices:
    Furnished: $44,245
Unfurnished: $28,252

Expansions:   Stuffs:   Store:
Ambitions       HELS      None
Late Night      FLS
Generations   OLS
Pets                TLS
Showtime


Here we are at the entrance... the stone combining with nature is really stunning, isn't it?



Here we are at the side.



The backyard. Surprisingly traditional, with seating, trees, a rock garden, and a garbage can.



The interior. some bold colorings such as the carpet, but an overall muted area with lots of stone.



The bathroom. Only defining feature is the 3 towels lined up like that.



The garage. A place to park your car, place to do laundry, wash your hands with handy sink, place to work on your car, etc etc. Even features a window so you can show off your automobile!



The bedroom. Simple, with small amounts of furnishings but cozy overall.



And finally... the homes at night. 'Tis the stunning sight.




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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 02:56:31 PM »
Minimalist Modern Miniatures
by ladybug53

Lot size 10 x 10
Lot price furnished : 44,092
Lot price unfurnished : 26,390
Expansions used : Late Night , Generations.
Stuff Packs used : Fast Lane.

This little modern miniature has three floors . First floor consists of living room and kitchen. Second floor consists of bedroom with sitting area plus a 4pc bathroom. Third floor loft consists of sitting area with TV, bookcase and bar.

Side view of house.


First floor top view.


Second floor top view.


Third floor top view.


Living Room.


Kitchen.


Bedroom.


Loft.


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 04:20:00 PM »
Modern Minimilist 2

Lot size: 15x10
Unfurnished: §19,480
Furnished: §35,070

Expansion packs used:
Pets
Showtime
Generations
Late Night
World Adventures
Ambitions

Stuff packs used:
Town Life

No store items used

















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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 03:04:25 AM »
M. Oxide, by Dane

Lot Type: Residential Lot
Lot Size: 20 x 20
Suggested placement: n/a
Price tag: $44,864 ($33,359 unfurnished)

Contains High End Loft, Outdoor Living, Ambitions, World Adventures, Late Night, Generations and Pet Content


This mountainous modern features an organic exterior with clean lines, and a provocative, minimalist interior featuring unsaturated hues and precise accents.  With an airy upper deck and a cozy, basement bedroom, you're free to bask in the sun and then escape to personal comforts..









 
Additional specs:
One bedroom, one and half bath.
 
Features telescope.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 10:56:21 PM »
Name: Metallic Miniature
Lot Size: 10x15
Furnished: $44,436
Unfurnished: $30,967

Expansion Packs Used: Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime
Stuff Packs Used: Fast Lane, High End Loft, Outdoor Living
No Store Content

This small yet spacious modern home has 1 bedroom and 1 bath. It features a small patio with treadmill and barbecue, a balcony with telescope, and parking for both a car and a bike. It is decorated tastefully, in the most up-to-the-minute minimalist style.















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Second Floor Layout



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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 08:04:09 AM »
Beach Modern Mini
By Decima

Lot size: 20x15
Price furnished: $43,898
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Content used: Base game only.
As I used CFE I've also fully tested it :)


Built on a slope leading to the beach, the modern mini combines affordable luxury with modern sleek lines and functionality. Comprising a bedroom, 2 bathrooms and an outdoor area with BBQ, it's ideal for a young couple or a singleton who likes entertaining.


Front of house




Back of house




Living area





Kitchen





Upstairs bathroom





Bedroom




Ensuite bathroom





Downstairs floorplan





Upstairs floorplan



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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2012, 12:33:06 AM »
Robin's Nest

Lot type: Residential lot- 1 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms.
Lot size: 10 x 10
Suggested placement: None.
Price: $43,040.

Contains: High-End Loft Stuff, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Showtime, and Town Life Stuff. Some free store content.

This airy, compact home has a calming effect with it's modern palette of whites and soft blues. It boasts one bedroom, one bathroom, a cozy kitchen, and a dining nook. A sleek, urban garden lies just out the back glass doors and holds the outdoor sitting room.













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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 07:58:54 PM »
Name:            Thoroughly Modern Minnie
Lot Size:           10 X 10       1 BD/1BA
Furnished:        44,585
Unfurnished:     26,393
Requires:          Basic, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations

Description:    This two-story, open plan home features outstanding windows to show off your beautiful vista.  Lovely greenery accents both inside and out.  Comforting aquamarine and teal furniture are yours to enjoy.

View from the street: Notice low maintenance gravel walkways and redwood bark mulch around plantings. Artificial pond adds serenity.

First Floor Overview:  Delicate aquamarine and teal hues contrast with the pale shades of white walls and floor and metallic shine of the kitchen appliances. Living area has comfy couch, end table, flowers, and of course a big screen television.

Kitchen Includes: Refrigerator, trash compactor, microwave, dishwasher, and self-cleaning oven.

Rear View of the Home: Note generous windows and small bamboo garden.

Second Floor Overview: Spiral staircase leads into open plan bedroom with study.  Mags door on bathroom adds interest and plants increase privacy.

Left Side of Home from Street: Trash can partially hidden from sight by topiary.
Right Side Front Street View: Note artificial pond and plantings on side.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2012, 10:38:05 AM »
Chez Modern

Welcome to this fusion of Asian influences, natural materials, bold colours, experimental building techniques and restraint. (I'll admit the restraint was the hardest part.)
Chez Modern was build for the urban eco-friendly sims out there who are looking for a statement piece to promote their life philosophy.


Lot type: Residential 1 bedroom, 1,5 bathroom
Lot size: 20*15

Price unfurnished: 32,096
Price furnished: 42,770

EPs: Ambitions, World Adventures, Generations and Pets
SPs: HELS and FLS

Store content:
Haronems lamp (free)
Bookshelf (reward)

Placement: Anywhere but would look wonderful at the beach or in a more urban landscape.


Front view
The outside colour theme is pale crème and dark wood, the entire lot is fenced with decorative bamboo to give a more organic and warm feel since there is so much sand and rocks in the garden. On the right side of the house a path leads to the backyard and there is a garbage station hidden in the row of plum trees. 



Back view
The spacious deck overlooks a zen inspired garden. A half wall gives additional privacy.


Ground floor overview
Kitchen to the left and living room and guest bath to the right.


Kitchen with view over garden
The kitchen is decorated with dark wood, grey marble, stainless steel appliances and bold turquoise.


Living room
The living room has a dining area and additional seating where guests can relax after dinner. The bold spotted wallpaper was added as a focal point and uses colours found throughout the house.


Now - pool windows!
Here you see down the stairs to the basement, note the windows letting in light. That is because small pools with reflective walls and floors have been place just outside the basement walls. This gives the basement an illusion of actually being ground floor level - but with greater privacy since neighbour sims cant peek through the windows!


Here you see the windows from the outside. A warning: sims can and will jump into the larger 2 tile pools. Since there are no ladders drownings may occur.


Basement over view
Bedroom with en suit to the left, study to the right.


Study
With a warm coral and pale yellow you don't fell like you're sitting in the basement when working on those skill points.


Bedroom and en suit
Furnished in jade green with dark wood the bedroom is a modern interpretation of outdoor living. The bathroom sports a full bath.
bedroom

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 09:13:00 PM »
Name: Blue Lagoon
Lot Size: 10x10
Furnished: $42,538
Unfurnished: $34,948

Expansion Packs Used: Ambitions, World Adventures and Outdoor Living Stuff.

A unique bachelor pad or starter home for a young Sim couple.  This desirable property features a comfortably sized bedroom, seperate living room, kitchen / diner and a spacious bathroom.  It also boasts a sunny roof garden and well appointed ground gardens.  In addition, it has 3 balconies. 















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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2012, 03:55:06 PM »
Name: Black and White
Lot Size: 10x15
Furnished: $43,463
Unfurnished: $36,723

Expansion Packs: Ambitions, World Adventures & Outdoor Living Stuff.

This spacious executive and tastefully furnished home has a large double bedroom, open plan living room kitchen / diner and a spacious bathroom.  It also boasts attractive gardens, a rooftop garden and a unique basement swimming pool.















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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2012, 06:00:50 PM »
Building Contests 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures


You must read the Rules and Instructions Thread first, if you haven't already. Updates have been made.



Your Task:
Things are getting pretty outdated around the SimNation and so things need to be made a little more modern, not just any modern though, it has to scream modern! The Councils think Minimalist Modern would be a good way to go, using bold shapes, colours and layouts to make an impression. Of course there is a slight catch in that all this has to fit around those pesky existing elderly structures, which naturally take up a lot of space!

Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Number of Bed Spaces: The House will need to be a suitable size for at least 2 Sims (Do not add any sims)
  • Budget: $45,000
  • Lot Size: 10x10 up to 20x20
  • Other: Minimalist and Modern designs.

Optional Specifications:
  • You may want to make bold and interesting layouts etc.
  • It's minimalist, don't go overboard on those decorative items!


Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, 4 May, 2012   
Contest End Date: 11:59pm, Thursday, May 17, 2012



Your Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
  ratchie - Mini Modern
  Ausette - Sleek and Petite
  ZapKid - ModStone
  ladybug53 - Minimalist Modern Miniature
  Neashaleigh - Modern Minimalist 2
  danefaith - M. Oxide
  fortheloveofcake - Metallic Miniature
  Decima - Beach Modern Mini
  Micler - Robin's Nest
  CynKuy - Thoroughly Modern Minnie
  saltpastillen - Chez Modern
  Wai - Blue Lagoon
  sambozauk - Black and White



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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2012, 06:05:21 PM »
The Entries

  ratchie - Mini Modern



  Ausette - Sleek and Petite



  ZapKid - ModStone



  ladybug53 - Minimalist Modern Miniature



  Neashaleigh - Modern Minimalist 2



  danefaith - M. Oxide



  fortheloveofcake - Metallic Miniature



  Decima - Beach Modern Mini



  Micler - Robin's Nest



  CynKuy - Thoroughly Modern Minnie



  saltpastillen - Chez Modern



  Wai - Blue Lagoon



  sambozauk - Black and White

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2012, 11:17:08 AM »
Building Contest 2012: 9 - Miniature Minimalist  - May 4, 2012 - May 17, 2012
    ZapKid!

Congratulations ZapKid! Modern and Minimalist seem to really be ZapKid's strong point and he's just gone and proven it with a great Minimalist Entry! You can see ZapKid's Entry here and download it here.



ZapKid's Comment:

"Wow! Thanks to everyone who voted for me! I think everyone did a great job on the contest!

When I first entered the contest, I didn't have much of an idea. It was when I expanded my main shell to two stories when it finally came all together. I had the most fun making the exterior and garden in the back. My favorite part of the house was probably the garage; it was nice and roomy so I was a big fan of it.

I enjoyed having to make it so small and cheap. It took me an hour to get the exterior right, the interior was almost impossible.
I finally set on something I liked, and, well, here I am!

So thanks again, everyone! Everyone did stupendous and to be shocked I was surprised I actually won! Thanks for making my first winning contest a real whopper!"


Congratulations ZapKid! This thread is now open for comments!  :)
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2012, 11:33:30 AM »
I quite enjoyed this contest  :). I'm open to comments on my entry, as usual.

As soon as I saw the theme for this fortnight, all I could think was, "this is Zapkid's contest". And so it was. Congratulations Zapkid, I loved your build and I'm so happy for your win!  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 12:22:22 PM »
This contest was so much fun! I have never tried to build anything modern looking before so it was a challenge I both enjoyed and despaired over. Keeping it minimalist was a real struggle.

A few comments:

Ausette - I was so inspired by your orange living room. What a great use of colour and it felt so fresh.

Neashleigh - I love the front of your house with just the two rocks. I wanted to go that route but I just couldn't hold myself back enough  ;)

Dane - I think it is awesome how your exterior seemed so much of the landscape. It felt like one of those houses that was built for a specific spot in order to complement the exterior landscape, and that screams contemporary design to me.

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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2012, 12:54:34 PM »
I really enjoyed this contest. I had never really built anything modern before and just learned the cheats for that sort of thing after I had built it. Every contest I enter I learn new things. Everyone did an amazing job on their Modern Minimalist . It was a bit difficult just voting for three. Great job everyone!  :)
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2012, 01:19:38 PM »
I really enjoyed this contest! My favourites were;

Ladybug's interior
Micler's garden
Zapkid's exterior


Well done everyone.  :D

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2012, 04:46:49 PM »
Thanks, everyone! ;D

I'll take feedback/comments if anyone has them. Just because I won doesn't make my build perfect. right? :P
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2012, 04:51:11 PM »
Zap: Just like Ausette said, as soon as I saw this I knew this would be the one for you. Congrats!

Ausette: I really liked yours too. The only thing I would change would be just a little more exterior stuff. (like fountains, lounge chairs, etc.) But otherwise I thought it was great!

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« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2012, 05:18:11 PM »
Congratulations ZapKid ! Your building is awesome. Great work !  :)
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2012, 07:12:18 PM »
Congratulations, Zapkid! Your house is awesome! :) This contest was one of my favourites so far! Everyone did a great job.

Thanks, Decima! I loved how your house is built on the slope like that! It's spacious, and has great patterns throughout.

saltpastillen- Your landscaping is outstanding, and the basement windows are brilliant! ;D

I'm open to comments on my entry.

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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2012, 07:26:10 PM »
I'm open to comments on my entry.

I really liked how you used different coverings on the outside of the building. It made something that is very much a box look different and interesting - a great visual illusion.  Inside you had a very pleasing colour scheme, light wood and pale colours don't always look modern, but you pulled it of.

I have one question though. Can 2 sims actually sleep in that bed? I only ask because every time I've tried to decorate that way only one sim can get in the bed. Also, when I decorate and look at the interiors of sim buildings I tend to ask myself "can sims move in this house, would it be possible to use it for a game?". And when I saw your bedroom my first thought was; uh uh, that bed is going to be a problem. In real life though, it wouldn't be an issue and it sure looks pleasing.

P.S. I liked your garden too, it feels very urban.

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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2012, 07:36:34 PM »
saltpastillen- Thank you! :)

I wasn't even thinking about whether or not two sims would be able to sleep in the bed. I tested to see if one person could, but didn't check for two.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2012, 07:44:26 PM »
You're welcome!

And I learned that the hard way - I made an awesome house, and had to tear it down because it was unusable - so now I always test my houses or building projects. And if I build in an active household I always build step by step so I can fix problems before I have to tear it all down.

A tip is to just move in some random sims and make them run crazy testing everything. I have a family called Testsubjects, 1 elder, 2 adults, 1 teen, 2 kids, 2 toddlers, 1 dog and 1 cat. They can really find most performance problems, and sometimes trash the place  ;).

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2012, 05:44:02 AM »
I'd be happy to have some criticism!  :D

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2012, 11:16:15 AM »
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Ausette - I was so inspired by your orange living room. What a great use of colour and it felt so fresh.

Thanks saltpastillen! The living room was my favourite part too. I'm glad the orange turned out OK; as soon as I'd placed that colour I was determined that it would be in the finished build. I love orange.

Ausette: I really liked yours too. The only thing I would change would be just a little more exterior stuff. (like fountains, lounge chairs, etc.) But otherwise I thought it was great!

Thanks alex, I completely agree with you about the exterior stuff. By the time I got to the backyard I'd run out of money. :P

Okay, onto other feedback:

saltpastillen: I loved the straight lines and clean colours of your exterior. The interior was really pretty too - the layout was clever, the colours were pleasant, and there were plenty of cute little touches that caught my eye (for some reason my favourite part was that panel of wallpaper between the windows in the study). A job well done.  :)

Micler: There's something delightfully coastal about your build. I liked the washed-out colours and fenced-in garden. My only issue was the aforementioned placement of the bed, but the house is still lovely even if it only holds one Sim.

Decima: The walk-in basement was very, very clever. My favourite parts of your build were the bedroom layout, exterior design, and the wallpaper behind the fireplace (I'm a sucker for little details like that). I'm afraid to say the landscaping didn't quite work for me; the terrain paint and fencing didn't seem to fit the lot's irregular elevation. I really liked the outdoor seating area and the garden out the front, though.  :)

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2012, 01:53:26 PM »
Thanks, Ausette! Yeah, I originally had the bed placed vertically in the nook, but realized that no sim could reach the bed. I was trying to figure out where to move it, and discovered how well it fit horizontally. But, I wasn't thinking about the need for two sims.

Your house is beautiful. The exterior is strikingly modern, and the inside is so colourful! I agree about the exterior furnishings, but completely understand the budget issue. The lucky sim who purchases it can finish the backyard! I particularly liked the green kitchen and orange living room. The bedroom closet is very clever, also! :)

saltpastillen- Thanks! That sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2012, 05:50:58 PM »
I wouldn't mind some comments on my house. I'm always up for constructive feedback :)
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2012, 07:49:51 AM »
I wouldn't mind some comments on my house. I'm always up for constructive feedback :)

I thought your entry was very nice. I loved the shape of your house and especially your kitchen. Very clever. I also think the rocks were a very nice touch . You're a great builder and landscaper !


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2012, 12:10:20 AM »
I wouldn't mind some comments on my house. I'm always up for constructive feedback :)

I really loved the exterior of your build, especially the windows and friezes out the front. The layout was also rather clever; I particularly liked the placement of the bedroom and bathroom.

Comments or and feedback would greatly be appreciated.

Excellent use of the lot size, I'm amazed how spacious you made it feel! I think my favourite parts are the bedroom and downstairs living area, I'm very fond of the shades of blue you used.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2012, 11:17:10 AM »
"I thought your entry was very nice. I loved the shape of your house and especially your kitchen. Very clever. I also think the rocks were a very nice touch . You're a great builder and landscaper !\"


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2012, 05:44:24 PM »
I messed up big time.  Instead of asking if it was okay I just deleted my screenshots from the gallery so now my entries have no pictures.  And I think I have deleted the screenshots from my computer and have run cleaners so they are gone. I apologize and will try to download my builds and take new screenshots. :-[
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 9 - Minimalist Miniatures
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2012, 05:47:03 PM »
I messed up big time.  Instead of asking if it was okay I just deleted my screenshots from the gallery so now my entries have no pictures.  And I think I have deleted the screenshots from my computer and have run cleaners so they are gone. I apologize and will try to download my builds and take new screenshots. :-[

No problem, take as long as you need to change them.  :)
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