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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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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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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
7th Nov 2008 at 7:26 AM
This message has been deleted by plasticbox. Reason: Off-topic nonsense
Lab Assistant
#51 Old 17th Nov 2008 at 2:32 PM
OMFG!!! O_O .. I mean, HOLY COW! AMAZING!!!
Test Subject
#52 Old 10th Feb 2009 at 8:42 AM
You are so awesome I was looking for #22 for my sim-self.

"Go then,There are other worlds than these." -Jake Chambers (The gunslinger)
Test Subject
#53 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 2:48 AM
i was looking the at the screen shot from CSH8 and it seems that the layout of the upper floor is incorrect. You have the the two bathrooms along the inner wall next to the courtyard. In every plan that i have checked the bathrooms are along the outside wall. Not sure if u have a different plan but this is the one that i am using.,M1
so check it out and let me know if this was a mistake on my end, or yours. But either way, great work!
Test Subject
#54 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 5:57 PM
Where are they
I'd love to download these interesting houses, but where are they? All I see under "download" is a text file..!?

Originally Posted by angel f
CSH #3
Chalon Road, Los Angeles
William W. Wurster and Theodore Bernardi

This H-shaped house doesn’t have a real living room, but a “living garden”. An open space where the inside flows directly outside. The flooring inside continues outside.

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Lot size: 3x3
Price: 94.452

Custom Content Included:
ATS Audio Radio 005 – Aroundthesims
ATS Enzo Dining room Chair – Aroundthesims
ATS Enzo Dining room Table – Aroundthesims
Tasini TV Black – Tigyy027
Tasini TV – Tiggy027
Tasini TV Deco – Tigyy027
Metro Windows - Tigyy027
3x4 Floor Rug – Echo
Tile Floor – Margieryta
Tile wall - Margieryta
L9T Upper Cabinets – Lara9Taylor
Colonial Ivory Wall – Kittyispretty
Aster Wall – Megatvity
Laura Ashley Emerald 5 Wall – Megatvity
Canteen Wall – Megatvity
Cattail Wall – Megatvity

CSH #4 Greenbelt House
Has not been built
Ralph Rapson

One of the most original designs of the whole program, but it has never been built.
This house draws nature in.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 spare room
Lot size: 2x3
Price: 77.290

Custom Content Included:
Esstisch Guten Appetit – Micoeib
Stuhl one Kissen – Micoeib
Metro Windows - Tigyy027
Cork Floor – Brighten11
Clear Transparant Floortile – RGiles
Fritillaria Plant – macarossi
Garden Irises Plant – macarossi
Latavera Plant – macarossi
Kitchen Basic Counter – BuggyBooz
Kitchen Basic Cupboard – BuggyBooz
Kitchen Basic Sooper Dooper Cooker – BuggyBooz
Kitchen Basic Recolour Zurich – Me
Cement Floor – Mangosims
Mango Plant – Mangosims
Laura Ashley Marasca Cherry Wall – Megatvity
Laura Ashley Powder Blue Wall– Megatvity
Laura Ashley Dusted Bronze Wall– Megatvity
Laura Ashley Deep Cowslip 2 Wall- Megatvity
Tile Wall – Margieryta
Tile wall - Margieryta
Test Subject
#55 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 8:42 AM
Originally Posted by dirkmarks
I'd love to download these interesting houses, but where are they? All I see under "download" is a text file..!?

I know seriously.. all this shit is missing since awhile ago
Stupid people are stupid
Original Poster
#56 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 8:07 AM
Originally Posted by slimreb0rn
I know seriously.. all this shit is missing since awhile ago

In the first 19 posts of the comments. Like all big sets on this site
#57 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 5:47 AM
Quite frankly, some of these lots remind me of the dorms that came with University. Inspiration, perhaps?

Thanks for all your hard work.
#58 Old 5th Nov 2009 at 12:19 PM
I'm beginning to love the modern-style houses thanks to your work, downloaded all them and about to start a new neighbourhood just to play your houses. Thank you heaps for these lots, your time and work you put into this project. I'm speechless, really.
Test Subject
#59 Old 26th Apr 2010 at 11:10 PM
Wow. This is amazing. Just what I was looking for as well I love this style of houses and you did a fantastic job.
Field Researcher
#60 Old 31st Aug 2010 at 1:33 AM
I'm sorry, I had a long day, I'm very tired, so I'm probably missing an obvious solution...but where are the actual houses? Because the only thing on the Download page is a text file telling me about the houses. I found it delightful reading, being an amateur modern home architect myself, but I would still like to use these homes. Thanks!

UPDATE: Ok, fine they're in the comments, great...but there's like a bazillion comments, I have to scroll through them all? Why not put them on the Downloads page? Lost of other people put their downloads there cause that's what it's for.
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 6:43 PM
I can't wait to try all of these out in my game!
Test Subject
#62 Old 21st Apr 2013 at 11:12 AM
Awesome Achievement!
OMG! What beautiful, painstaking work and knowledge you put into this project! Beautiful work! I LOVE this era of design, my favorite style. A childhood friend's family had a home of this style. I wish I could download and use these. I only have the Sims2 Double Deluxe... damn! I wish so badly to put a whole neighborhood of these in one of my games. Please let me know if ever you make them compatable for people without all the EP's. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your knowledge.
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 3:44 AM
Micoeib has deleted the threads linked to this content.Just a heads up to AngelFrouk
Test Subject
#64 Old 22nd Jul 2013 at 4:00 PM
I don't normally comment, but this is stunning. I can't seem to get a house from my brain to the screen but you have a great talent. I am doing a retro neighborhood and am trying to get back to a sense of right via the sims 2. It is sad but hey it is better than watching the news. You are amazing and I thank you so very much. My sims are going to luv their new homes.
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