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The Case Study House Program, 35 modernist homes.

by AngelFrouk Posted 14th Aug 2008 at 10:07 PM - Updated 24th Aug 2008 at 11:22 AM by angel f
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Case Study House Program

The Case Study Houses were experiments in residential architecture sponsored by John Entenza's (later David Travers') Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers. The Eames' CSH #8 was assembled by hand labor in about three days.
The Case Study Houses were commissioned over a twenty year period from the mid-1940's to the mid-1960's and were conceived originally as prototype low cost houses using standardized mass-produced components. Later with the growth of prosperity and full employment during the 1950's the houses began to reflect the needs of an increasingly affluent middle class. Through building the Case Study Houses Entenza hoped to demystify and popularize the aims of the modern movement, to open up its products to public view and its aims to public scrutiny. When the first six houses were opened to the public in 1946-7 they attracted 368,554 visitors. The architects for the Case Study Houses included a number of already established names such as Richard Neutra but most were relatively young and unknown. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Sarinen were just beginning their careers. Younger still were Craig Ellwood and Pierre Koenig. All the houses were technologically innovative. Sometimes the innovation was in the structure as in the steel framing of Ellwood's Miesian houses and sometimes in the use of building materials. Best known and most influential of the early Case Study Houses was House number 8 by Charles and Ray Eames. The house was built of pre-fabricated industrial steel framing with Diagonal cross bracing. The frame was filled in with transparent and translucent glass and a variety of off-the-shelf light weight opaque board materials. Next door House number 9 designed by Eames and Eero Saarinen for John Entenza contrasted strongly with the Eames House [number 8]. Craig Ellwood, clearly inspired by Mies' Farnsworth House, designed three Case Study Houses number 16 [1952-3], 17 [1954-5] and 18 [1956-8]. Pierre Koenig, dedicated to the use of steel, not just for framing but also for internal cladding designed House Number 21 [1958] and 22 [1959-60]. As a final example, in 1959-60 Edward Killingsworth designed the very elegant House Number 23 'Triad' at La Jolla California.

Now your sims can enjoy the ‘post-war’ houses too. All 35 of them.
I left the largest of the Case Study Apartments out, since that involves 10 Apartments, 6 of which are double story apartment. In my opinion that would be way too big for the game to play normally. I used the “case study houses” book by Elizabeth A.T. Smith as a reference. Many pictures that are shown in the download posts are from this book.

All houses are playable!

Note; for some unknown reason some houses have the same number (16 to 20). I’ve named the first normal, the second similar number is called CSH #16 (second).
Neighbourhood terrain used is the Three Lakes terrain.

The following downloads are used very frequently. Please download those and uncheck the boxes in the Clean Installer when installing the houses: Micoeib Timeless Modern Diningroom Micoeib Chrome-Line Couch Set Tiggy027 Metro Window Set Tiggy027 Tasini TV set Tiggy027 Gamma TV Set Tiggy027 White Line Home Office Set Ulmille Kroaa Modern dining furniture Aroundthesims Enzo Diningroom Aroundthesims Arosa Livingroom BuggyBooz Kitchen Basic (this download is needed for the cupboard to work properly)

Cars shown in the pics are not included. Go here to download them:
1957 Chevy Convertible: Dr Pixel
Ford Pickup: Dr Pixel
1953 Chevrolet Corvette: Fresh Prince
1969 Checker Marathon: Fresh Prince
55 Chevy BelAire: Dr Pixel
Tucker Torpedo: Fresh Prince
Ford Pickup: Dr Pixel
Buick Riviera: Tre Zillah

A big thank you go to Sandy (ATS), Ulmille, Tiggy027, Micoeib, Loverat, JLonier, Megativity, Mangosims, BuggyBooz and all other creators, who were kind enough to let me share their work in these lots!
Thanks to Elizabeth A.T. Smith for her great book on this program!

I’m very sorry for the fencing shown in some of the houses. I was under the impression that those were still available on MTS2. Only after I compiled the list of CC needed I found out Suiryuue had taken down her uploads on MTS2.

Please look in the following posts for the downloads!

- Created with these Expansion Packs: All up to and including Free Time
- Created with these Stuff Packs: All up to and including IKEA Stuff
*NOTE: The Stuff Packs are NOT required to install this lot if you do so with the Sims2Pack Clean Installer, found here:

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

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time + 7 SPs
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Forum Resident
#26 Old 24th Aug 2008 at 8:14 PM
Oh my word,what a huge undertaking and the result is
nothing short of spectacular.
I can't wait to see these in my game!

Congrats on the feature! Well deserved!

"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind, yet, I'm ungrateful to those teachers. "- Kahlil Gibran
Forum Resident
24th Aug 2008 at 8:16 PM
This message has been deleted by megativity13. Reason: 2xpost, sorry
Test Subject
#27 Old 25th Aug 2008 at 2:22 AM
Thanks, this is great and don't stop uploading.
#28 Old 25th Aug 2008 at 7:34 AM
Wow. Just Wow.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 25th Aug 2008 at 8:03 PM
These are awesome and amazing! I'm filling my downtown with them, and will populate them with Sims that will be completely happy! I can't imagine how much time and effort it took to make these, but thank you so much for taking it!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Sims 3
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 26th Aug 2008 at 11:22 AM
You know, don't you, that you totally rule?
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 26th Aug 2008 at 10:51 PM
Beautiful work!! My sims will enjoy your creations!!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 27th Aug 2008 at 10:54 AM
What admirable research work and construction, it represents weeks of work, I all downloaded for my archives.Merci and congratulations.
PS: in France from 1946 until 1952, there was also a programme of low-cost houses, mostly in prefabricated from the USA.
Test Subject
#33 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 12:48 AM
I love mid century design...especially the Case Study homes!!!
Thank You sooo much for making these available!
Test Subject
#34 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 2:26 AM
Angel... Sorry to hear that you will not be uploading anymore...I just had time to come here to the forum tonight and found your lovely homes. Such a lot of work went into these I am so amazed. I had to have every single one of them. Hopefully you will be posting pics of any new homes you build here? I hope so, because I want to have more.

Thanks for all your hard work and your willingness to share with us.

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#35 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 8:04 PM
How did I miss this?? Wonderfully awesome! :D

Need to know which object came with which EP or SP? Check the CEP Object database
Test Subject
#36 Old 29th Aug 2008 at 8:07 PM
Wow. I can't download these, but holy crap they are amazing. Very nice work.
Test Subject
#37 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:28 AM
wow this is amazing! i love them all!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 7:35 PM
Wow! Simply superb. You obviously took a lot of time and care to create this. You even researched! Thank you so much.

He wasn't always an EVIL monkey.
Wiki Wizard
#39 Old 7th Sep 2008 at 4:37 PM
Famtastic work, well done, a shame it needs all those stuff packs

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 8:48 AM
Wow! Can't say anything else Thank you so much for your hard work, sorry to see you're not uploading again, but I am sure you have good reasons

stuff packs aren't needed when installed by the cleaninstaller :D!
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#41 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 10:12 PM Last edited by porkypine : 16th Sep 2008 at 12:01 AM. Reason: ran out of fingers... can't
WoW! What a wonderful set! I will have lots of fun creating a neighborhood and studying these houses. I love architectural design.... Thank you! (Oh Goodie! I can play! )

I will have to come back to download everything when I have some time.
Marked as a favorite! :D

edited 9-15-08 - WOW! I'm on a download binge just with this set! THANKS!

Please don't be disenheartened by lack of downloaders. I think people just don't know they have to scroll down to get all the houses. Perhaps make a note of that in the first post box. "There are 19 posts containing 35 lots" SCROLL DOWN to get them all"
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#42 Old 15th Sep 2008 at 11:54 PM
It's interesting how the minimalist modern design was so in vogue from the 1930's through the early 1960's as a direct response against the excesses of Victorian design. You started to see some early elements of it even back in the early 19-teens... Very many societal changes occured during those years and it's interesting to see how the architects envisioned living in the 'modern era.'

Again, thanks for making these! :D
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#43 Old 16th Sep 2008 at 12:32 AM
CHS8 is really bizarre. that offset building with no plumbing across that patio is interesting if you want to keep your inlaws away from your side of the house; or let the kids off on that side to play or have their 'garage band' practice in there. . However, lacking plumbing facilities, they'll be over to the plumbing side frequently. lol Yes. This will be fun to review these ingame.
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#44 Old 16th Sep 2008 at 1:08 AM
Well.. I've been looking at your images while on break at work and I must say this is quite an accomplishment! WOW.. TONS of work. And you have been good to make the simized houses to plan without altering them.. While looking through these house there are so many minor changes that I'd make to make them more liveable that my house would be different from the original studies.

Interesting study in design, traffic flow, lack of privacy/sanitation in several instances... however, some the architect's plans would be very annoying to live in. Bathroom on one side of the house, run across to the other side. When there could be an internal door between a bathroom and bath, the architect makes you go out into a common area and around a corner to get into it. Walk THROUGH the kitchen to get to a dining area... Design flaws like that are just annoying to me.

Thanks for making these true to plan. It's really fun to look through them. Of course, I will tweak a few doors when my sims move in and start to yell.
#45 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 10:41 PM
I took 8, 9 and 13 for my neighbourhood. And I'll probably be back.
Great upload, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#46 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 7:42 AM
Wow! That's So Great! I love it so Much!Thank You!
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#47 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 7:55 AM
I've finally installed Apartments along with the patch and created my Case Study neighborhood and have looked into about half of the houses so far. WONDERFUL! Absolutely fabulous!

I want more! Do you have any other interesting plans that you are working on? My neighborhood still has lots of room! (How cheeky! That was a hint, in case you didn't realize it. )
Stupid people are stupid
Original Poster
#48 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 3:54 PM
Originally Posted by porkypine
I've finally installed Apartments along with the patch and created my Case Study neighborhood and have looked into about half of the houses so far. WONDERFUL! Absolutely fabulous!

I want more! Do you have any other interesting plans that you are working on? My neighborhood still has lots of room! (How cheeky! That was a hint, in case you didn't realize it. )

Hehehe, i got the hint.
And to answer your question; no, i haven't got any plans. In fact, i stopped uploading.
Test Subject
#49 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 6:30 PM
Hello, I love the case study houses! THank you so much for taking on this project. The sad thing is, I don't have all the expansion packs & I read that if I used the clean pack I could still install them. Even after using the clean pack installer my game crashes every time I try to enter one of the case houses. Does anybody have any suggestions?? HELP, PLEASE!!

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