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Ambiguous Architecture - Modern design

by The Builder Posted 23rd Dec 2012 at 3:31 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2012 at 3:01 AM by The Builder
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Your sims don't have to wait any longer. The lands finest architect has arrived to the market and is eager to present his latest work of art in your city. Tare down your old homes and prepare yourself for a pleasant change.
- Sims Daily

Ambiguous Architecture happens to be one of my first uploaded modern styled homes, since the Sims 3 realease. I had some old starter home series planned, but I never went through with it.

The design process
was this time extremely spontaneous. I only had had one corner of the building visually planned, and the rest just came to be. The tower-esque part was inspired by a previous Sims 2 project of mine, Blue Block Brilliancy , however, as I designed the roof and worked my way down, I realised there is not enough hight to lower the roof any longer. (note to self: work upwards) Thus, I cut it off, added a large window, and continued the design at the bottom, with a sloping flower bed, fulfilling the geometry.




Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: § 105 k
Unfurnished: § 76 k
Tags: #modern, #celebrity, #design, #pool, #patio, #wooden, #view, #style

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 Late Night
Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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AmbiguousArchitecture_TheBuilder.rar

Size: 2.39 MB · Downloads: 15,370 · 23rd Dec 2012
2.39 MB 15,370 23rd Dec 2012
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 3:37 PM
Looks great. Good work.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 11:05 PM
Fantastic visual design, particularly the extraordinary stone and metal fencing atop the slightly higher foundation. And while I understand how to do it (the fencing) immediately, it had never occurred to me to mix and match in such a simple-yet-beautiful manner. It creates a feeling of seclusion without isolation, a perfect balance that creates an intimate setting.

Very well done. This will definitely replace a lot in any world I play. One lot. Not a lot of lots.
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#4 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 11:32 PM
This is really nice, I dig the light-filled 'airy' feel of the stairwell. What exactly did it replace in your game? I'm horrible at finding new spots for dwellings.
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#5 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 12:16 AM
A really interesting build, good job! I like how there are so many contrasting angles and surfaces.
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#6 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 10:07 AM
Beautiful work on the angles, and I love the color scheme as well as the fences used to make a skylight.
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#7 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 10:32 PM
This looks ABSOLUTELY a-FRAKIN-mazing... It really is!
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#8 Old 27th Dec 2012 at 4:54 AM
I admire your ability to design such a marvelous structure.
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Dec 2012 at 7:01 PM
This looks really nice!

How do you place windows on the roof or even build in that angle, just wondering?
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#10 Old 28th Dec 2012 at 3:44 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments, it means so much!

@ziti: I just bulldozed a building where the super stars lives. I'm not sure if there are any empty spaces with the correct size.

@Snu: It's a rather complex procedure that involves the cheat "constrainfloorelevation false". It's the same method as making curved roofs. Try to google "curved roofs in sims 3" or something like that.
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Dec 2012 at 10:56 AM
I love this house--the curved roof is amazing. Just a question, though, is there a kitchen? I looked through the top-down screenshots and didn't see one. Downloading anyway, this is great!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 6:00 AM
Very nice architecture indeed! I like how you can walk up the front walkway then straight through to the rear pool area.
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#13 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 6:07 AM
If I could Elope with a house...
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 24th Jan 2013 at 11:55 PM
That house looks amazing--especially the roof. Fantastic work. This looks like it took a ton of time for planning and construction, considering how difficult it is to get everything to look exactly the way you want.
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Original Poster
#15 Old 21st Mar 2013 at 2:09 AM
Thanks everyone, and it finally got a star!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 3rd May 2013 at 6:15 AM
Nice work, but kitchen space seems too small compare to the house size.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 28th Jun 2013 at 7:54 PM
Thanks a bunch for sharing :-) Really like the modern feel to it.
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#18 Old 9th Dec 2013 at 10:07 PM
This house is gorgeous. I snagged it to use in my Sims Legacy story (over 65 chapters). I'm not up to the new house chapter yet, but I'll throw a link up to give you credit when I post it, because my building skills are strugglin' and there's no way people should even think for a minute I made your house.
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#19 Old 3rd Feb 2014 at 7:53 PM
thnx!
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#20 Old 16th May 2014 at 5:45 PM
Thank you for your time and effort.