My Entry for Matija Grgurick's Architecture contest, the topic being "Family House".
About this creation
I really had a great time doing this creation and I hope everyone else did as well. Architecture is one of my many interests so I was really pleased with the topic of choice. As always I'll be yammering on and pointing out little details that I think are notable. Thanks and enjoy!
I chose to do a flat roof because I, like Frank Lloyd Right, like the idea of horizontal surfaces blending in with the landscape.
Another similarity between us is our use of cantilevered projections. I chose to add some for multiple reasons. 1 being that with a confined space the best way to build besides up is out, while restraining the base. Cantilevers also give a suspended feeling of weightlessness.
This picture is a good example of the cantilever. While in LEGO building models is really easy because of their way they spread the weight of gravity through the studs, in real life, due to the lack of "studs", the weight has the cantilever has to be weighted down inside the building itself.
The sand box contains a partly eroded castle.
The wheel for the garden hose took me a fairly long time to figure out. The basketball hoop was also a scrap job.
The roof has a "smart house" garden up top, solar panel and a satellite dish. While it makes the roof look much more crowded than it had to be, it also throws a sense of realism into the mix.
The angled portion of the wall is really unique because of the slant and because of the windows running down the face.
The patio is based around the sliding doors and the walls. Both of which I am very proud of.
The frame around the window draws your eyes to the windows.
The cantilevering design on the right really caught my eye when I made it. It was just an idea until I set it on the wall and then it became reality.
Aerial pics are always good because they allow you to orient and arrange the pictures around the scene.
I was kind of stuck with a dilemma on the inside. I often prefer to use complete tiling inside but it is all so plain and flat, limiting playability. However I decided to use standard plates as carpet. This adds playability, interior design, and variation.
HD TV! The cabinet underneath contains the DVD player and DVDs.
The main door is actually fairly tall. It kind of complicated the roofing design but it turned out alright.
This picture is rather busy isn't it? Well we'll start at the left and move toward the right. A spiraling staircase that winds towards the bungalow in the "attic" The cabinet is a bit of table scrap. I am in the middle of reorganizing my collection and I came upon some of the more underused pieces, and I found some uses for them. The microwave is the product of that doodling.
The downstairs is more of a rec-room as you can see from the ping pong table, computer and books.
This shot is my pride and joy of the MOC, the washer and drier.
And finally I'll leave you with a shot of the bathroom.
Well there it is. I hope you enjoyed it. Best of luck to the other contestants and Happy New Year all!
superb house, revolutionary design, your interiors are perfect, and then some, inspirational work! i agree that there is a lot of elements in this moc, but, it confers it a realism and richness that comes with it! excellent work!
I just LOVE well-built Lego houses, with a pleasing exterior and a detailed, realistic interior, and your house matches all those. I love all of your appliances and especially the Ping-Pong table. This is a winner all around in my book!
Great house! My favorite features are the ping-pong table, washer and dryer, and I like how you have realistic electrical components on the outside of the house, something I haven't seen in most of the entries. Great work!!
This is a fascinating build! All the little details, from the basketball hoop to the wires. Interesting techniques. This really caught my eye. My only complaint is the spiral staircase being dangerously close to the kitchen counter. Good luck in the contest!
This is a great build, Blake. I dislike a few aspects of it, such as the overall clutter of the build, but that's seriously outweighed by the things I do like. My favorite single detail would have to be the dark bley framing around the windows... that's a truly brilliant touch.