OMG, I think I actually finished it before the deadline, and it's not a half-built shack! Some quick notes about the pictures. Judges, as you will probably note from the odd dimensions of the building, it was hard to get a straight-on shot for the required pictures, except from very far away. So I added two more closer shots of the front and back, but they don't show the whole building. I hope that between all of the shots you will get what you need, You will also notice that some of the shots are in Bridgeport (for the ambience) and some are in armiel's Builder's Island (for the ease of photography.) I didn't see anything in the rules against that, but if I missed a requirement to stay in one world, I apologize.
At any rate... onward to the building!
Hong Kong Highrise Penthouse
Zhou Yan Li is an accomplished Hong Kong architect and interior designer whose taste runs toward the sleek and modern, while her husband, Yu Wai Leong, is a successful art collector specializing in antiques from the middle dynasties. Together they've furnished their spacious three-floor penthouse in a way that blends the modern and traditional, just like the bustling streets of the city below.
The penthouse apartment building is a glass, stone and steel tower, flanked by a large fountain and a small, manicured green space that's a welcome respite from the city's concrete surroundings. There is a coffee shop and convenience store on the first floor. (Not really -- the door and windows are just plopped on the outside of the foundation for looks. But the coffee bar works.) A short trip up the lobby's single elevator ends in a luxurious atrium that is the first hint of the penthouse decor.
Yan Li keeps a small office space on the lowest floor, with a drafting table for new designs. She prefers to keep the apartment uncluttered in case she has to meet with clients, but is willing to make allowances for a couple of boxes of takeout noodles while she and Wai Leong watch movies together.
Both residents like to entertain, and the second floor hosts a large dining table and bar for the couple's famous dinner parties, as well as a modern kitchen with a more casual dining space.
On the top floor, a massive antique bed fills the couple's comfortable bedroom, which has panoramic views of the cityscape. There is a small attached master bath, and doors to the outside balcony with a telescope and seating.
FLOOR PLAN - GROUND
FLOOR PLAN - FIRST FLOOR OF PENTHOUSE
FLOOR PLAN - SECOND FLOOR OF PENTHOUSE
FLOOR PLAN - THIRD FLOOR OF PENTHOUSE
FLOOR PLAN - ROOF
And lastly, here's a quick proof that the elevator works, in case anyone was wondering if it would, placed into the foundation like that.
I used a bunch of store items and a bunch of items from Around the Sims 3. The awnings in the greenspace are from lunasimslulamai. Thanks as well to armiel for the builder's island, to granthes for the OMSP, to buhudain for the resizing OMSP, and to Qbie and the judges for the contest.
Whew! I can't believe I made it on time! That has to be the fastest I have ever built anything.