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27th Apr 2012, 01:57 AM
For discussion about the magazine, themes, houses, etc.
27th Apr 2012, 08:14 AM
Picking a theme then would be our first step. Loved that chateau by the way. Are you going to build it?
27th Apr 2012, 03:10 PM
Something along the lines, but since it was rectabgular we're going to have to work with a really awkward lot size, like 60x 30 or something.
28th Apr 2012, 11:05 AM
I've actually quite got into landscaping so don't mind doing the garden for you so the lot won't have to be so narrow. This lot has very formal victorian gardens, not the same but you can see how it makes a 60x30 house look fine on a 60x60 lot.
28th Apr 2012, 05:32 PM
No its fine, I'm just saying the lto will be narrow beacuse of the shape of the moat.
28th Apr 2012, 10:37 PM
Ok, so I recently got this request:
"if you feel like doing a big house, could you please build the biltmore estate from North Carolina? if you don;t know what it is, here is a link to google images of it:
or i you don't feel like building it, could you direct me to someone who would feel like building it? Thanks either way "
I looked at it and it seems like it could be a viable option for the chateau idea. I told him/her I would bring it up with you guys and maybe we could build it and use it in the July issue as the chateau featurette.
He/She did state that they would like us to stick with WA, AMB, and Town Life. I told him that WA, and AMB were options, but we most likely wont include town life. I also mentioned we might use a decent amount of CC.
29th Apr 2012, 04:12 PM
I think you could do the feature on the house but I don't think you could use the term Chateau in it as it's not representative and not French - I think people might take issue with that. Don't get me wrong -it's an amazing building, not sure how those angular balconies/frieze would work. It would make an excellent feature but just titled with the name of the building.
29th Apr 2012, 06:09 PM
Instead of a chateau, we could just use it as a summer estate theme?
29th Apr 2012, 06:37 PM
Possibly. Or just use this building as a standalone feature and just give the magazine a more general summer theme? Maybe we could each then build a representation of a 'Summery' home without having to stick to a set theme.
30th Apr 2012, 01:24 AM
Yep thats alright. As a special feature we could ask whiterider to do an article about her beach house? the one in the contest?
30th Apr 2012, 05:16 PM
Yes it's a really nice house.
I'd say perhaps we should wait and ask the winner of the contest but I think it may be a Sims 2 winner.
You inspired me with the Miami idea and even though I'm not a big fan of pastel colours here's my latest WIP - an art deco Miami house.
Only the exterior's done though. I'll put it on CFF when it's more complete.
30th Apr 2012, 06:19 PM
I don't think that search work for me. I get some strange logos, and not one perticular house.
That ArtDeco house is good. You could make the tiles above the front door 1 tile out from the door itself, around that entrance area, and put in a modern door.
30th Apr 2012, 07:39 PM
They do come out 1 tile - you just can't see it from this angle. Yes, not so sure about the door. There isn't a huge amount of non-pay items which are centred on 2 tiles. Also the small round window is centred but all I could find is a dormer, not a standard height one. The windows are pay cc too, I'm looking for some which are the same size (3 tiles wide). I won't be able to put it on MTS if I don't find some more accessible cc.
The search didn't work for me, I just googled Biltmore Estate.
I've never been too sure about Art Deco architecture. There are some awful designs in this country which puts me off. Some of it can be quite ugly.
30th Apr 2012, 08:07 PM
Biltmore estate, I don't know. Perhaps I'm a snobb, but english old castles from around 1400 set in North Carolina kind of puts me off. So many genuin things to copy instead. Now I'm probably offending people again, sorry about that :) Just ignore me, I'm a snobb as I said.
Art deco can be ugly or absolutely beautiful, just like anything else really. I like the round towers and clean lines Art Deco. On that house of yours, I don't think you have it 1 tile extra on the side, but perhaps that wasn't the architects intentions.
30th Apr 2012, 11:28 PM
For a special feature, we could ask the top 3 of the contest to make a special house for The Lot Review Mag.
1st May 2012, 07:30 AM
Sorry about the double post, but I just submitted a contest, and it should be done by june if all goes to schedule. I can offer the prize as a chance to write decorating advice in the interior advice in the magazine publication for the top 3 contestants. If thats fine with you.
Also, since we all make houses on a consistent basis, we can put the best house we've made in that two month radius up on the magazine with a link and all to a possible upload on MTS? or mediafire? maybe?
1st May 2012, 07:51 AM
Woo contest! Can we join too lol? Is it a full house building one? So we could use the winner's house in a feature too? I like you're thinking. I guess it's probably best to submit something each but which has a summery theme too.
1st May 2012, 09:54 AM
I did see a foundation competition probably not finished yet, is that the one you were thinking of.
1st May 2012, 03:08 PM
It not a house building, its interior design, because wgroome just hosted a house building contest, so doing the same thing in a row might not have been a good idea.
We can ask the foundations contest winners for the special feature, and the interior contest winner for the advice column.
16th May 2012, 04:03 PM
I sent a PM asking Phaenoh and armiel if theyd write the articles, we should start on them too
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