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Posted 22nd Nov 2010 at 11:45 PM - Updated 5th Dec 2010 at 06:41 PM by The Shoveler : Updated search keywords - Viewed 18533 times. Direct link to this thread
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Today I bring you another fantastic home in Singapore by Guz Architects. This one was more of a challenge than my previous Singapore Fish House because I had no floor plans or interior shots to work from at all (the owners are very private people, and the architects won't release any more pics). Seven pics was all I had to work with, and most of them focused on the amazing covered courtyard that the house is built around. The house also features a unique infinity pool with two edges partially made from glass to raise the pool level above the surrounding ground level, but I couldn't figure out how to create the illusion without horribly distorting the surface of the water.
Description of Tangga House by Guz Architects:
"The house is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house, laid out around a central green courtyard with a double height stair and entry area forming the focal point of the project. The L-shaped plan creates open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer resident’s views over the courtyard to the verandah, roof gardens and beyond. Lushly planted roof gardens surround the house and add to the effect that nature is evident in every part of the house. The large roof above the courtyard creates an indoor and outdoor space leading to the gardens and swimming pool which wraps around two sides of the house. The tangga house hopefully gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in Singapore's hot tropical climate."
In the Sims 3, the Tangga House is a 2 bedroom, 4 bathroom courtyard house with three playable levels. The underground level features a home office (w/ pool view), a media room, and a small closet that currently functions as a nectar cellar. The main level consists of the courtyard with adjoining outdoor entertainment area, an indoor recreation/exercise area, a small studio, a full bath, a small unfinished closet under the stairs, and a guest suite -- complete with its own bath and kitchen. The top level features the master bedroom (and bath), a second bedroom and bath, a shared laundry room, a kitchen, and a dining/living area. The gated off carport has ample room for two cars, with room for bike storage on either side if you so desire. The courtyard layout means that your sims often must venture outside to move from room to room, but this isn't unusual for a home in the tropics.
The Tangga House is built on a 30x30 lot, which should allow easy placement in most game worlds. In my game, this house resides at what used to be 365 Oak Grove Road, up the hill from the library.
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §211,994 furnished, §133,012 unfurnished
Included Custom Content: http://nene.modthesims.info/download.php?t=420948 - "Thin Square Column in Fractional Heights" by me! Although the set actually includes eight "columns" ranging from 0.25x to 2.00x in height (plus a base), only the 1.00x and 2.00x columns are included with this lot.
Guz Architects, for their continued inspiring designs. You can view more pics of this house on their website (http://www.guzarchitects.com/), or simply by doing a Google for Tangga House.
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