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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #575 on: January 13, 2011, 03:21:17 PM »
we're just in full club swing aren't we?  ;D  

By the way, the music speakers are called the public sounds stereo.  It's a buydebug item and it's actually from the vanilla Sims.




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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #576 on: January 13, 2011, 06:14:47 PM »
I used one of the requests as inspiration for an exclusive lounge.


Still a WIP but I intend to fashion rooms with wide screen TVs to essentially be showing rooms, have a grand stand band, and a high celebrity VIP section.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #577 on: January 13, 2011, 08:38:39 PM »
Wow danefaith, that lounge is looking good already. I can't wait to see the finished project.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #578 on: January 14, 2011, 01:27:37 AM »
Ding fries are done.  ;D



So welcome to S1M Cinema, an exclusive lounge rendered out of an old thirties style movie theater.  Entry is at celebrity lvl 3, or with a bribe of 25 bucks.




The first floor includes two screening rooms and a small piano lounge with a professional bar and nectar sampling, and some very moody lighting!



The second floor includes access to the luxurious private screening rooms with a private bar just an arm's length away.  You can choose from either the high end living room or the hot tub, and sit back for some very intimate movie going.  Access is limited to top level celebrities, or with the help of a 100 simoleon bribe!





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« Reply #579 on: January 14, 2011, 03:21:34 AM »
We certainly are danefaith! I checked buydebug but couldn't find it at the time. Upstairs looks too empty in my bar so I'll have to more work there and find those public stereos.
This bar of yours is really something, it would fit great in almost any world, and is much more filled than mine. And that sport/dive bar you made in other tread is cute too! You're right about Naga's SV, I love how Shamrock pub is looking at least from outside (that's how much I saw in gallery).
Keep making them, I would love to fill in new worlds with these new bars and thanks for the direction  ;)

Thanks Shenice, I wanted that sushi bar in a neighborhood, and I just love bright light space!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #580 on: January 14, 2011, 04:23:52 PM »
 Since its not a LN item, you can't tell from just the purple plumbob, and since its a white item, it kind of molds into the background.  You gotta scan for it.  :-X I always remember it as being one or two lines underneath all of the skyscrapers in buydebug.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #581 on: January 14, 2011, 08:40:33 PM »
churned out another.  I must be insane.


Casa de Bamba is a poolside club with a ballroom/latin look and feel.



Publically availably is a small bar in the foyer and a huge dance floor with seating for the wall flower's.  The bouncer guards the elevator leading to the exclusive basement...




And would you look at that, the first poolside lounge I've ever built that's actually in a poolside club.  ;D Available at celebrity level 3 (no bribes!), it features another bar right off the dance floor, its own bathrooms equipped with after swim showers, a jacuzzi with side seating and a luxurious pool.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #582 on: January 14, 2011, 08:43:17 PM »
Since its not a LN item, you can't tell from just the purple plumbob, and since its a white item, it kind of molds into the background.  You gotta scan for it.  :-X I always remember it as being one or two lines underneath all of the skyscrapers in buydebug.

It's also in Build Mode > Community Objects > Miscellaneous (I think that's the right path, I don't have my game up right now).

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #583 on: January 17, 2011, 03:29:37 AM »
Been away and not keeping up with all the new posts.
@Samoht - i like where your latest work is going and where did you get those windows?
@AmeliaAnne - What a nice neat little house - will be interested to see the inside
@Anushka - Loved the lounge esp the pool, excellent innovation
@Danefaith - I liked the stairs/entry on your last big place but what happened to the drive way?

I have my latest place ready to show and it's completely clean as I did a complete re-install. Just waiting to be accepted to carls photo thingy.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #584 on: January 17, 2011, 11:18:35 AM »
My latest Construction that hasn't been finished:



If you meant those Windows I think they are the Floor to Ceiling ones from the Base Game but I recoloured them to Black. (If you were talking about the Blue-ish things then that is a Half-Wall from LN with Glass on the top.)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #585 on: January 17, 2011, 12:40:06 PM »
That was the natural ground texture of the lot.  I liked the cliff feel it gave, so I incorporated it into the design.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #586 on: January 17, 2011, 03:56:37 PM »
It may be nothing much but I really like how my latest creation came out even though I still haven't done the most of the garden. It's really simple and I had to put all the cars somewhere without having a huge garage or a whole parking lot in there. Oh, and sorry for the mess my sims made, I just can't keep up with them! :D So here we go:


Here's the front view. It may be not the best picture but I'm still working with the garden.


This is the first floor, the master bedroom and bathroom in the right, kitchen and laundry room in the middle and a piano room on the left. There's also a little butler room there near the entrance. I don't use cheats so I like how this came out: both simple and spacey. Click here to see it from the other angle.


The second floor front side. We have a living room here and one of the bedrooms, that belongs to a simple girl who is dreaming of becoming a doctor someday :)


The second floor back side. Two more bedrooms for children (the one with a big mirror belongs to a snob, haha).


And this is the back of the house.

I've uploaded some close shots as well. Here's the link to the whole album.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #587 on: January 18, 2011, 11:18:01 PM »
This is my latest place. I've called it Urban Ponds. It's CC free and if there are any requests for download I will work out how to put it up.



Street entrance way


Ground Floor - Garage, Study, 1/2 bathroom, laundry, storage room, lounge, kitchen, formal dining & lounge, bbq & pool area, chill deck


Second floor - Gym, bedroom 1 & 2, main bathroom, bedroom 3, master bedroom & en suite


View of BBQ and Pool area out the back



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #588 on: January 21, 2011, 02:28:43 AM »
Niuri: I like the patio and the roofing is exquisite.  I'd be interested in seeing your additions to the landscaping as the stone arrangement and terrain paint usage suggest good things.

Sculptress: I'm very fond of the architectural pillars you included and I like the contrast between the roofing and the exterior walls.  I'm struck with a few suggestions if you would be interested in them.


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« Reply #589 on: January 21, 2011, 02:44:03 AM »
Oh, how I love this thread. You guys are all so talented! Niuri, I love the floorplan of you house and the facade is really well-done. Similar sentiments to sculptress; you've put tons of effort into that house. I also like how it fills up the whole lot, it'd be excellent for a modern, compact suburb. As for you danefaith, I'm speechless as always. How do you just pump out so many quality buildings like that? I usually average one decent build per month, and certainly never anything as nice as you've posted lately. I especially love the Dusty dive bar. :)

I haven't posted anything on here in a while, so I thought I'd share my remodelling job on the 'All The Rave' warehouse in Riverview, which I had tons of fun converting into a Dance Club a la The Grind. I'll try to get it onto the Swap Shop soon, I just need to tweak it a little bit (not to mention giving Carl time to wade through all of the other submissions). Here's the floorplan:




Sorry for the dark pics, it doesn't open until late and I wanted a picture with the lights going. I've tried to leave the interior pretty open and simple and let the lighting and special effects do the work. It's got two dancefloors and a large bar on the lower storey with half-walls and couches to separate each area. The upper storey is accessible by either the staircases on the left or the fireman's poles opposite the bar, both of which lead to the original deck overlooking the main area. To the right of the deck are the bathrooms and a little room with a bubbleblower. I barely touched the outside, but I did change the colour of the lights out the front to make it look more like a Dance club. Here are some more pictures of the interior:







Any criticisms?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #590 on: January 21, 2011, 03:30:07 AM »
Talk about a remodel!  This is a very inspired build and an excellent concept.  Converting the old train station is something I'd have never even considered.  The lighting arrangements honestly floored me, they create a provocative mood, especially the neon lights against the rusty, corrugated metal in the bubble room.

Two things strike me as places for improvement.  Citing the second story deck, I'm noticing that the deck in the top of the photo has a greater width then that of the other side, creating a larger amount of unoccupied space.  I'd suggest may dropping a loveseat or even just a plant near the stairwell on that side just to produce some functionality or visual interest.

The bright red rings of the fire pole are a little clashing with the surrounding.  I'd consider three options for incorporating them into the color scheme: texturing them as a neutral toned metal or wood; texturing them an orange metal, plastic, or pattern, two mesh with the middle "orange zone" of the dancefloor/the tiger carpets upstairs; or painting one green and the other pink to mesh with their adjacent color zones.

And not really a critique but some personal encouragement.  I've been really "pro-interesting restrooms" lately, so I'm wondering what you could do with the bathrooms.  Definitely decreasing the number of lights and placing them on polar sides of the room.  The little dips in light intensity will increase the complexity of the bathroom without actually really doing anything with it.  But try making little details to create an overall unique image.  Maybe add a decoration or couch in the empty space.

Aside from that, its spiff.  Spiiiiiff.  ;D


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #591 on: January 21, 2011, 04:43:32 AM »
Thanks dane! I actually didn't realise you could recolour the rings on the firemen's poles, and I went back and changed them to rusted metal. I also redid the lighting in the bathrooms as per your advice. I think I was going for a more sterile, industrial look before, but after paring down the number of lights it feels a lot more moody and dark, which fits the rest of the club a lot better. Now I've got some fluorescent lights above the doors and mirrors and one of the original lights over the windows. And it looks way cool. Good call!



As for your suggestion about the deck, I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do about it. Apart from the tiger carpet along the centre, it's all part of the original structure and I was a little hesitant to change it because it lines up with the rafters (which the lights are suspended from). I added more carpet to the larger side to balance them out and frame the firemen's poles, and I thought I'd just leave it bare so the focus would be on the rooms at the end and the view to the floor below. Here's an aerial shot (note the recoloured rings):



See what I mean? Y'know, looking at it now, I think I might just enlarge to staircase on the left to line up with the carpet. And maybe some light, cheap-looking chairs and furnishings are the go. What do you think?

EDIT: I threw in a couple of loveseats between the firemen's poles, facing each other. I also added some decorations and mirrors to the walls. Should that be enough?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #592 on: January 21, 2011, 10:20:16 AM »
Hmm, I do.  I actually booted up my twinbrook myself and toured my train station, and it is a rather complicated set of finely lined up pillars and rafters.  Not something you want to muck with unless you wanna find yourself reshaping the entire infrastructure.  [/dizziness] But yeah, a loveseat should probably be enough.

Definitely like the bathrooms, though.  Overall this is an excellent piece!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #593 on: January 21, 2011, 02:39:52 PM »
I just have to say I am so impressed with the work all of you do!  Amazing Stuff! I would love to move myself into one of these homes or head to one of these places for a couple of cocktails.  Great work :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #594 on: January 21, 2011, 09:05:24 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. Danefaith I'm open to suggestions it's a big part of the point of posting for me. :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #595 on: January 22, 2011, 01:37:43 AM »
Consider tweaking the colors of some of the exterior items that are still in their "default" color: like the windows and the fencing.  Try tweaking the fence toward that persuasion of cream that makes up the walls and toggle through a couple wood colors to see if any window colors make a dynamic impact.  It could help to unify the color scheme.

I also noticed that the roofing is painted with "wall with baseboard molding," creating a slice of brick through the roof section.  Was this intentional?  The game automatically applied the wall paint of the lower level to the roofing, so I'm making the assumption that's why its there.  Unless this was a personal choice I'd swap that out for flat wall with the paint texture.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #596 on: January 25, 2011, 04:54:55 PM »
Have not been able to wrk on my World much recently so had a quick go before going to bed and this is what I ended up with, adding the Main Roads and Paths. Paths may be added later as Lots are added but I hope this will let me add the Lots I need, sorry it's foggy it's because I had to zoom out a long way to view it all.  ;) So far the Town is Called T Town.  :D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #597 on: January 26, 2011, 12:45:15 AM »
I think it looks quite interesting and original, samoht. I wish I could use CAW - I'm on a mac, and it comes up with errors on my pc. But that looks good, will be interesting to see the finished project, though I know it will take a long time.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #598 on: January 26, 2011, 10:31:55 AM »
Hey everybody,

Awesome houses on here! 

This is my first attempt at recreating a real house/floor plan. Let me know what you think,  I think it turned out much better than expected.


Front


Back


Here is the floor plan.


The rest can be found here:
http://www.houseplans.com/1924-square-feet-3-bedroom-2-bathroom-Country-house-plans-2-garage-%2831175%29

Here are the screenshots from my attempt.





Enjoy! 

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #599 on: January 26, 2011, 06:30:20 PM »
Welcome Pianoman - I think that came out Fantastic....You did an excellent job

 

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