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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Living really modern

I've been spending a lot of time looking at LiveModern, a site for people who are into modern design for their houses. Most of the stuff there seems to be about architecture rather than interior design, and a number of people are building their own modular houses and blogging the process. One of the coolest entries I've read so far is from Sara Sage out in California. She and her husband took an interesting approach to testing out the design of their house before it's built; they used their floorplan as the basis for a house in the computer game The Sims 2, then watched how the Sims use the house. They found a couple of surprises.

Absolutely brilliant. Their architect was floored by the idea and may start to incorporate it into his practice.

Posted at 9:11 AM

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I can not believe that someone else nuttier than me! I say nuttier- because I based my Sim's house on my current floor plan, I never would have thought to use it as a testing ground. Thanks for making me feel a little more "normal."

BTW - those screen caps make me anxious for my bro-in-law to get over here and install my PC upgrades so I can get Sims2 - isn't that awesome?

Posted by Michmellow at 10:58 PM, March 22, 2005 [Link]

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