Wednesday, 13 March 2013

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The Sims Social Inspirational Homes # 31

We are awed and inspired by the creativity, talent and dedication home designers manifest through their works of art. The Inspirational Homes showcases some of the most creative and clever designs in the Sims Social Universe. The Fansite reaches over 285,000 Sims players from around the globe so being showcased on the Sims Social Fansite gives the profiled designs and designers worldwide exposure!  Designs picked for the prestigious Inspirational Homes page are chosen based on Theme (if applicable), Style, Space, Design, Flow, Composition, Artistic Elements (texture, form, shape, colour, line and tone), Creativity, and Originality regardless of Sim Cash items, house value or use of expert stacking and design techniques.  

The last inspirational homes tribute focused on originality and creativity wherein The Sims Social home designers helped us to 'think outside of the box' as we considered and enjoyed their air plane, Elmo, a bumblebee and Mr. and Mrs. House. The theme for this Inspirational Homes tribute is focused on realistic and faithful replicas of famous buildings and innovative architecture.

London Bridge and Admiralty Arch by Tara Pink

Tara Pink has painstakingly and expertly recreated London Bridge and Admiralty Arch using kitchen cabinets and stacking techniques to construct the bridge, tiles to create a water and shadow illusion, changing of the guards by employing the room-picture technique, a boat with passengers travelling under the draw bridge and a cleverly depicted cable utilising the ‘spherus aquatic’ black marble balls. I think that you will agree that this is an amazing rendition of these famous landmarks! 

Big Ben by 'obettyo'

'obettyo' brings Big Ben to life using what many of us would overlook as a building element – commonplace fencing! With an expert eye and stacking technique, obettyo faithfully reproduces this landmark.  The British flag is flying, the fireworks firing, and the guards standing at attention. There is just enough detail to create interest, but not so much as to overwhelm the viewer. 

The Prambanan Temple by Mikhail Ciriaco

“Oh magoo, you’ve done it again!” Time and time again Mikhail wows us with his amazing designs and this time is no exception!  Mikhail’s rendition of the Prambanan Temple is surprisingly faithful. The use of the Huaca Temple blocks and counters is perfect for this design and the colour of the palm trees in the foreground artfully sets off the green background for a perfect composition.  

LEGQ’s Zero House

This design accurately replicates the Zero House. The Zero House is environmentally friendly, completely self-sufficient and incredibly comfortable – at least that’s what the website claims. LEGQ’s design is minimalist in keeping with the original architecture on which it is based. We like how the Zen gardens are incorporated into this design and how only a fraction of the large lot is used. The lush landscaping provides a nice counterbalance to the subdued colours and modern lines.   

I've mentioned stacking and other illusion techniques throughout this post and I am pleased to inform you that soon we will have a dedicated section on The Sims Social Fansite for 'Tips & Tricks' related to The Sims Social home design. The Fansite is partnering with top designers throughout the Sims Universe to gather the latest and best tutorials and tips available anywhere! Stay tuned for a further announcement!

Do you want a chance of being showcased on the Sims Social Fansite? You do? Well, simply head on over to our new and improved Sims Social Fansite Forum and post your designs to  1) Tile Art, 2) Inspirational Homes, 3) Plumbobs Around the World, 4) Fan Art or 5) start your own topic in the forum.  Oh, don’t forget to enter our infamous Home of the Month Contest as well! The HOTM contest is open until March 31st, so you have plenty of time to whip up an amazing entry!

So what are you waiting for? Enter your designs for a chance to win and to be profiled in:
We can't wait to see your Inspirational Homes! Happy designing!

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