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[Tutorial Blog] Modern Design - Stages of Construction

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Hey guys! Im here with another blog, this time a 'tutorial' on stages of design.
It is easy to build. But it is a completely different skill to be able to Design. Here are some of the basics of how to design modern buildings.

The Colour scheme -
The colour scheme of a house is very important, as it determines the feel and style of the building. When I do my colour schemes, I think about two things: Vertical elements (pillars on the exterior etc) and horizontal elements (The parts that go between the vertical elements. These come in the form of modern shapes). I like to use quite solid materials for the vertical elements. Some good ones are:
Iron blocks
Stone
Colourful wool
A good modern colour scheme should have:
1-2 vertical elements
2-3 horizontal elements (for shapes)
1 cap material (The block that caps the vertical pillars on the exterior, most of the time slabs are used for this)
1-3 window materials (ice, glass, panes etc)

Building techniques -
Many people build modern by simply putting shapes next to each other until the outside is done, then do the roof. This is a good way to do it, but there are some disadvantages to it. Here is how to make it a better technique:
When the first side of the house is done, mark a pathway from the door to the area where the stairs are and do this before interior is started. Stairs are very hard to plan when you have already started the interior.
Another way is too keep floors at the same level, in other words, keeping the shapes top and bottom in the right place so the floor will be equal on the 2nd/3rd/etc floor.

Relationship with the landscape -
The landscape around a house is incredibly important. I like to relate certain parts of a building to the landscape to make it unique. Here are some examples:
Lakeside: I like to make the living space open to the water, so it will let a lot of light and air into the building.
Mountain: Overhanging balconies, hot tubs etc work very well with mountains. It can add a very luxury touch.
Nature can add a lot to a house, and I really advise adding it :P

I hope you enjoyed this :D
-Emosnail
CreditThis is my way of designing things, not the exact way :P
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_MagicBacon_
03/26/2013 10:21 am
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you're really awesome, Emosnail [ diamonds to you ]
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Emosnail
03/27/2013 6:48 am
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Thanks :)
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Im_feeling_UnLuCky
01/05/2013 10:54 pm
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Woah! i found you from 3D and your work is just as impressive as his! Subbed :D (diamond too)
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Emosnail
01/06/2013 3:51 am
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Thanks!
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GGJ16
12/10/2012 2:25 pm
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nice tutorial emo! hope my new house has been done following these steps ( sorry for spam i did not wanted to make it jigsaw ordered it to do it :P )
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Emosnail
12/11/2012 9:26 am
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Jigsaw? and thanks :)
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GGJ16
12/11/2012 10:27 am
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Emosnail
12/11/2012 11:44 am
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Lol xD
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or_menaged
12/09/2012 2:31 am
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its realy good blog but MrFruitTree is right there is more then one way to design modern and you can make toutorial on maybe one way and not all of them :3 but good job!
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Emosnail
12/09/2012 3:26 am
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I added that it is my way of designing :P
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