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Kgaff's Build n Share Entry - page 4 - #206- We Need Some Space

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  • KgaffKgaff Posts: 1,541 Member
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks

    NAME: Kgaff

    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded

    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157689604226512

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a

    LEVEL: intermediate

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x30, 200 Ely Road, Riverview, 149,984

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This three story office building is built on the banks of the Simomon River. Using natural materials to break up the concrete facade helps this technology business blend into the countryside without being too over whelming.

    The front of the building welcomes visitors with wood, water and plants surrounding a water feature. There is an enclosed patio for the future employees to enjoy on the side of the building.

    The lobby is decorated in a warm and friendly Asian style with traditional wall papers and furniture, while still maintaining a fresh a modern appeal.

    All the offices are currently divided by half walls with glass partitions and have plenty of natural light from the large windows. If private offices are required it's an easy fix to build a wall or two.

    Sparks' private office suite features a separate secretaries office and conference room. His private office has an office area divided by glass screens to a comfortable more relaxed sitting room with mini fridge and bar area. His private bathroom features a shower and a closet for those extra changes of clothes. Outside is a private patio with exercise equipment, a table and chairs with beautiful views of the town.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 145,118 Member
    The office build looks very nice! :) Very nice exterior design of the office building, and the exterior walls texture gives a very nice look to the build. The water fountain and flowers feature in the front area of the build looks very nice and very effective how it has been designed ! Very nice layout of the interior. It looks great how the office areas are set up in the building. The Asian themed furnishing of the lobby is very nice for sims to see as they enter the building. The floor patterning looks great. Very nice conference room! It looks great the way the tables are set up in a U shape, with a podium there for a speaker to address the meeting. Very nice blue and white colour scheme of the rooms and areas through the building. Very nice furnishing of the private office suite areas! It is nice there are armchairs in front of the office desk, for sims to discuss business matters with clients whilst sitting at the office desk. The bar and sitting room area is very nice! Sims will enjoy sitting relaxing on the sofa and armchairs watching tv and having a drink from the bar.
    It is a very nice office build ! :)
  • KgaffKgaff Posts: 1,541 Member
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #199 - For The Love of Fabric

    NAME: Kgaff

    LINK TO LOT:

    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157663875040747

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a

    LEVEL: intermediate

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 15x30, 658 Lakefront Drive, Twinbrook - 78,563
    (I bulldozed the laundry that was on this site)

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The Laundry Basket

    The laundromat side has six washers and dryers. There is a counter at the front door for take-ins and a drive-thru for easy drop offs.
    There is a bookshelf, a table game and a small patio for whiling away the hours it takes to do your wash.
    If you need any tailoring or alterations/repairs stop next door at Moda Tailoring.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none used

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 145,118 Member
    The Laundrymat looks great! :) Very nice flower beds areas in the front and side areas of the build. The bubbles themed windows suit the type of venue well! It looks very nice how the interior of the laundrymat has been set up. It looks great how the washers and dryers have been placed in the room, with seating nearby for sims to sit, read a book and relax whilst waiting for the clothes to finish being washed and dried. The laundry detergent bottles and powders look great on the shelves! Sims will enjoy playing the table arcade games, and getting drinks and snacks to eat from the vending machine and gum machine whilst waiting there. The blue and white chequered flooring is a nice touch . It is great that there is a Tailor shop next doors. The mannequins look great there. Sims will enjoy having a makeover with the salon item. The clothes racks and laundry /clothing themed wall shelves in both areas of the build look great!
    It is a great Laundrymat and Tailors venue :)
  • KgaffKgaff Posts: 1,541 Member
    edited March 2018
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #200 - The Age of Aquarius A Hippie Commune

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    Location
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    Overview of the commune
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    Communal living areas
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    Cabins, party pavilion, garden
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    Shower tent and toilets
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    Chickens, bees and fishing and swimming
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    Daily life on the commune
    Let me introduce the members of the commune
    Raven and Sky <3
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    Lavender and Storm <3
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    Sparrow and Essence <3
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    Everyone pitches in to keep the commune running smoothly. Gardening takes the majority of the time but there is plenty of time left for individual pursuits.



    But there is plenty of fun too!
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  • cianeciane Posts: 15,260 Member
    Your hippies are great!!! And, great landscaping for that pond as well! I love the way you did those roofs. A lot of great ideas here! I wish I'd thought of rain collection!
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 145,118 Member
    The hippies and the Commune are great! :) You have put so much time and work into designing the commune and the various areas of it! Each area suits the theme so very well! The colourful and patterned clothing that the hippies are wearing looks great! The traits that you have chosen for them reflect well that they are hippies. The colours and patterns also used for the walls of the rooms and for the outside of the cabins looks very nice! Very nice layout of the build. It is a very colourfully nice, well designed and very creative hippies commune! :)
  • romagi1romagi1 Posts: 6,333 Member
    Very bright and colorful! Love how you used the drain pipes! Going to have to steal that idea! The composting toilets and the tent awnings for the roof on the cabins are awesome ideas! Well thought out commune!
  • creativemetaphorcreativemetaphor Posts: 1,377 Member
    I LOVE your shower tent!! And your composting toilets! And you even added sculpting and glass blowing, I had never even considered additional skill items *doh*! That elaborate roof on the pavilion is astounding!
  • KgaffKgaff Posts: 1,541 Member

    Build n Share #205 - Back to Basics No CC No CAP Base game only

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    This house holds a very dear spot in my heart as the first house bought by me and my husband.

    The style is American Four Square and ours was built in 1910. The interior of the foursquare is just that, square. Ours had a bay window in the dining room that broke up the boxiness.

    Common elements for four squares that were also present in our house were a large front porch across the front of the house, craftsman like woodwork (luckily ours was never painted), built in cabinetry (we had a china hutch and butler's pantry) and a hipped roof with 3 or 4 dormers.

    The lower level had massive pocket doors that closed off the living room from the foyer and dining room. The front, back and upstairs doors had transoms, that way you could close the doors open the transoms and have excellent air flow.

    We also thought it was possible that the house was a Sears House because we found numbers on a lot of the wood in the attic and the window sills and sashes had small brass numbered buttons on them. This was never confirmed but it was fun to think about

    There were no garages because once the original one fell down the city would not allow you to build a new one.



    Exterior
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    Birdeye
    First floor shows the boxy style of the American Four Square. Foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen with a back door to a small covered porch.

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    There was a huge old maple tree in the back where there lived the biggest spider I have ever seen, ick. :#

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    Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two full baths. Our house only had the one bathroom with a claw foot tub and a rinky plum shower but it was charming. :)
    I had to switch the floor plan here to accommodate the second bath.


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    Let's go in
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    To the living room - pocket doors would divide the foyer and living room here

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    To the dining room
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    Kitchen - the kitchen is remarkably similar to the original house
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    Going upstairs

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    Bedrooms and baths
    Master
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    Teen room

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    Child's room

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    Inspiration
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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 145,118 Member
    edited August 2018
    Your First House build is very special! <3 It was very nice reading what you wrote about your husband and your’s first home, You have have reflected the original home very well! Very nice exterior of the home! The roofing with the four sides of dormers looks very nice! I would not have liked having a big spider in the maple tree! Very nice backyard area for sims to enjoy cooking on the bbq and eating food outdoors in the air at the picnic table. Sims will enjoy swinging on the swing. Very nice corner vegie patch for sims to enjoy growing and harvesting plants. Very nice furnishing of the interior! The wall paneling /patterning in the rooms looks very nice. It is a special touch that you placed the home picture on the wall of the upper landing area. Very nice colour schemes of the bedrooms. The dining room looks a very nice place for sims to enjoy eating their meals with sunlight coming in through the pretty patterned curtain windows. The plants and flowers add a very nice look to the rooms through the home.
    It would be a very special build that you created, as it brings back memories of happy times spent in that home <3
  • cianeciane Posts: 15,260 Member
    Loved seeing the inspiration pics at the end!!! I think it's awesome that you built a home that you used to live in!
  • suzsessuzses Posts: 1,556 Member
    I'm sorry it has taken me so long to come by to comment on your house. It's a great build with a special background - thanks so much for sharing it and your pictures with us here. You recreated it very well.
  • KgaffKgaff Posts: 1,541 Member

    BUILD-N-SHARE CHALLENGE #206 We Need Some Space

    The Challenge Brief

    §500k budget

    Design a Mars Habitation for a 6-Sim team of astronauts and scientists.

    Habitation must be fully self-contained (there is no atmosphere!)

    Must include areas or objects for sleeping, hygiene, fitness, cooking, recreation, plants, and research.

    Built on a 30x30 or smaller lot. No more than 1 level below ground (including foundation basements) and no more than two levels above ground. (for a maximum of 3 total floors)

    This is a prototype build, so ‘landscape’ doesn’t matter, but it should be isolated from other structures.

    Mission: Mars

    Walk around views

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    Birds-eye views

    The facility is built on three levels

    Level one has the garage (transportation center, two decontamination chambers that each lead to the research labs, one lab is for science studies and the other is Research/Robitics. The labs are on either sided of the main hall that has two all-in-ones and both lifts and stairs to the living areas on the second level.

    Level 2 is the living area for the astronauts. The main hall leads to the kitchen/dining area, two full baths, the lounge and two dorms, each with baths.

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    Level 3 contains the greenhouse for Botanical studies and a gym complete with music.

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    Our Facility Tour begins with a few closer shots of the exterior
    Water and air inputs

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    Entry is through the garage or the "Transportation Chamber". All manner of space transport is stored here.
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    The doors from the garage lead to the decontamination chambers and into the to the two research labs

    The decontamination chambers have lockers for gear as well as helmet storage
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    The Labs
    First is the Science Lab - studies on how living on Mars would affect the sims (and ants) to follow

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    Across the main hall is the Robotics/Research Lab
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    Level 2 - Living Area
    Level 2 main hall with lifts and stairs to the third level, 2 dorms each with bath, Living room, kitchen and dining room and two full baths.

    The main hall has two desks with computers and the Laser-Rhythm-a-Con.

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    The kitchen is designed to be fully functional and includes options for quick and speedy meals or the ability to cook a conventional meal

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    Between the kitchen and lounge are two full baths

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    The lounge has a TV with gaming console, chess, reading, a stereo and fish tank

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    The Dorms each have two bunk beds, dressers, a sofa and a telescope. Holographic walls help remind the astronauts of earth.

    Warm earth tones make for a restful room

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    Soothing greens and a hardwood floor feels like home

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    Level 3 - Gym and Botanical Studies ( The greenhouse)
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    That concludes the tour. Here a few night pics

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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 145,118 Member
    Your Mars Habitation build is very creatively great! :) You have designed each level and area of the build so very well! It was great going on a tour of the build with you, and looking at the pictures of each area and reading what you wrote about each area. You have very creatively designed each aspect of the build, and the type of funishings used capture the challenge theme so very well! :)
  • cianeciane Posts: 15,260 Member
    I really love what you did with the bubble tubes!!! The decon station is a great idea too! I love the overall shape and that entry on either side of the garage door that way! I also love the glass on top and the way you did the roof with all those different glass roof pieces.
  • 60smusicluvr60smusicluvr Posts: 1,644 Member
    Wow! Your lot looks awesome! I hope you'll be putting this on the exchange, soon. I'll drop it in my favorites.
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  • suzsessuzses Posts: 1,556 Member
    The shape of your Mars habitation is so cool. I love the different things you used to support the parts up in the air. Great job :)
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