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Aquamenti (WIP)

chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
Hi :grimace: Few months back I started working on exotic island. It was supposed to be like mix between Roaring Heights and Sunlit Tides, but it turned in a different direction. This town has art deco influences, but interiors will be retro, mostly 80' vibe. I want to make this town without store content. There will be some of CC like RH rugs, cause it too less space for normal rabbitholes.

That's how island look from above

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And that's town centre

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It's inspired by Miami art deco district. It's kinda too colorful, but I think it's blending well together, so I leave it for now.

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Details of buildings

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And pic of island from different perspective. It's stormy here, that's why water is that dark.

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Probably I will reshape island later or even create another, but on bigger map, because this turned out to be too shalow for diving lots. I also don't have place for any empty lot bigger than 40x40. It's kinda wasteful to have beach almost all around island so that will be probably reduced in future. Now I want to continue working on this island, after I finish all buildings I may relocate them on bigger map. I change my mind constantly, so creating a world is hard thing to me. :lol:

These pics are from various past and present stages. Some buildings may also teleport all around the island, cause I'm not sure yet, where they will fit the best. :tongue: Next time I will tell you more about buildings in other parts of the island. But that after they will be done, at least from outside.

If you want to see more pics of this project and catch every update, you can follow my tumblr here. :smile:

Comments

  • KatyFernlilyKatyFernlily Posts: 356 Member
    I love the colorful buildings!
    But... the rabbit holes do not match your theme. If you plan on using the RHrugs, you can go crazy and build your own stylish buildings or find some lots that others have created to share with the community.

    Floraflora over at MTS has some very nice, deco style community lots - http://modthesims.info/d/573389/old-l-a-art-deco-nightclub.html
    Or to inspire your creative juices - https://www.pinterest.com/dorothykroger/art-deco-house/
    https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=art deco buildings&source_id=i4qD3amR&rs=srs

    Good luck to you! You have a wonderful start so don't give up....we need more worlds!!!!
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,570 Member
    This looks like a place I would enjoy visiting. The colourful buildings are a lovely idea, I especially like the pink one :) I also like the idea of the lagoon. Are you going to include a boardwalk ?
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  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
    edited September 17
    @KatyFernlily Thank you for links. :smile: I know that these rabbitholes might seems too big and ornamental comparing to the rest of centre. I have in plans to recolor it using this mod, and see if it will match the rest of town better. I can't recolor in outer programs, it seems too dificult for me, cause there is too much elements and things to do. This mod helps a lot, I already tried it in game. If it won't match then, I'll build custom ones with RH rugs.

    @Bettyboop55 You mean venue from store? For now I don't plan to include any store in this world, but I will try to leave few empty lots for venues. Maybe in the future, after a world will be done, I'll do some alternative version with store, but it's hard to say for now. I always prefered to create new things instead of making alternative versions.
  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
    Another district of town. It's place where your eyes can relax after all that colorful stuff from previous district. :lol: It's more calm area, with bigger houses, for families with kids, etc. All buildings are made from brown/gold brick. It was inspired by Australian architecture. For few years I follow one photographer on instagram, his photos was main inspiration for this district. You check out his accounts here and here.

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  • HidehiHidehi Posts: 663 Member


    Hi @chojrak ,

    Aquamenti looks like it will be a very interesting world to visit :D

    Even though I'm usually not that much into bright colours I really like your buildings based on the Miami Art Deco District ... you've captured this style of building extremely well!
    The lots of the new district are wonderful too and I am looking forward to following your progress :)
  • StephStebStephSteb Posts: 1,914 Member
    Oh, I love it! It's so colorful and perfect size. Please keep us update, I'm excited about this one! <3
  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
    edited October 3
    @StephSteb @Hidehi Thanks for comments :heart: I'm glad to hear that this style is recreated well. It was hard without store. :lol:

    Next district is the most exotic one, very beach atmosphere.

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  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,570 Member
    Lovely house designs which work so well with the landscaping <3
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  • StephStebStephSteb Posts: 1,914 Member
    @chojrak Love the beach area! It looks like it is coming along quite nicely <3
  • KiearaPhoenixKiearaPhoenix Posts: 153 Member
    Wowee LOVE the bright houses and colors! It really looks like it could fit in Roaring Heights. Art deco is one of my FAV deco styles. You are doing amazing without the store set!
  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member


    @Bettyboop55 @StephSteb @KiearaPhoenix Thanks for leaving a good words, it really motivates me to go further with this world. :mrgreen:

    Today I want to kinda show off with my buildings I created a while ago. They're bigger than others and more ornamental. It's not finished yet, at least from inside.

    First is in white-yellow palette, I think it's the most ornamental building in town. Despite it has no brick on elevation, I want to use it at the end of street in brick area.

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    I want to make elegant mosaic in front of this building. It's probably gonna be base camp or resort.

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    And there are some big brick houses.

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    This bellow it's probably my favorite so far.

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    And at the end of this post I want to show you cherry on top, the centre of town. I wanted to create something special in this place, not typical park. So I created postmodern square with ancient Greece accents. There's still many things to do, but you can see shape of it and minimalistic garden at the middle. It give zen vibes, very relaxing space. (Sorry for pics at the dusk, when I finish it, I'll show you in the noon time).

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  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,478 Member
    This is beautiful! Can't wait to try it out. :)
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  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,570 Member
    That was a clever idea to juxtapose the ancient columns with the modern sculpture :)
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  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,788 Member
    Hi :)

    It's coming along great. I love the colors and builds. Keep sharing pictures and Happy Building! :)
  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
    edited October 28
    @ZeeGee @Bettyboop55 @Rflong7 Thanks for comments :smile: Sorry for late reply, I just doesn't like to return with nothing to show. It makes me uncomfortable. :lol:

    Today I want to present a few of interiors from this town, there is still many buildings to furnish though. These bellow are from various buildings, commercial and private. Architecture was meant to be in art deco style, but in interiors I wanted to make atmosphere of 70s, 80s, 90s, and sometimes also mid century modern.

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    I was also testing clubs. On these pictures bellow not fully furnished yet.
    *Doesn't pay attention to what's happening in bathtub :wink:

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  • SiggDiggitSiggDiggit Posts: 47 Member
    Wow, these are great! I love the theme you went with.
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  • chojrakchojrak Posts: 126 Member
    edited November 5
    Pics from another district (at various stages)

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    Public swimming pool. It has balcony to relax and looking at the ocean. It's shape was supposted to remind seashell from the street but it's not visible here.

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    And here are various things - fitness club, restaurant, place to hang out, etc.

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    and glimpse of interiors 👀
    now more tropical

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    and a few pics from park with young deer

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    I forgot to take pictures of finished postmodern square I posted few weeks ago. I added a few surrandings and neons to give these buildings more vaporwave look. Think now I'll wait till I finish the world to be this bigger surprise. :wink: I build this world on several save files to load faster, so don't want to go back just to take few photos.

    If you want to see updates earlier or see more pics, you can follow my tumblr here :smile:
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