City Vibe - Retro Modern Penthouse

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City Vibe - Penthouse by Block_Fortress

City Vibe is built with a number of key features/points in mind:
- Designed for 1 person or a couple
- High end young luxurious entertainment lifestyle
- Open plan, maximised space
- Retro modern feel

Hopefully you see those features/points as you explore the penthouse.

First Floor

Initial sketch
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The first floor is completely open plan. It is divided into 3 sections: the seating/entertainment area, the kitchen and the lower bathroom. The entertainment area is dominated by a large L shaped couch and open ceiling, giving the illusion of more space.

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(Drop down projector and a pan overview of the first floor)

A drop down projector allows the space between the entertainment area and kitchen to become separated depending on the occasion. In a social/drinking party, the projector goes up connecting the main space of the first floor with the bar and seating of the kitchen where food and drinks are served. During a movie/sporting viewing the projector comes down, dividing the space.

The lower bathroom acts as a divider for the first and second floors. The guests can simply use the downstairs bathroom rather than going upstairs potentially breaking the privacy of the residents. 


Second Floor

Initial sketch
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The second floor is the private section of the penthouse and is divided into 4 sections: the bedroom, ensuite bathroom, laundry and open multipurpose area. The bedroom features a massive window that extends the length of the longest wall allowing sights out into the city. At night, blinds in the bedroom allow for privacy.

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(Demonstration of the blinds opening and closing)

The ensuite bathroom comes equipped with a fully working shower, mirror, towel rack, etc. A demonstration of the shower is shown:

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The laundry is simple, but a must have in my opinion. It also comes with plenty of storage. The open area to the side of the bedroom can be set up as many things. In this case, I have shown it as being a small private gym. I imagine the person living here to be very into keeping fit and healthy on his days off, fueling his party lifestyle.


Credits

- Render by Rajkkor
- Penthouse by Block_Fortress
Tools used:
- Armor stand rigging: haselkern.github.io/Minecraft-ArmorStand/
Great little inbrowser tool for creating those pesky commands
- Custom skulls: heads.freshcoal.com/maincollection.php
Fantastic website containing hundreds of custom heads
- World Edit
- McEdit

There is one hidden feature/gimmic of this penthouse that I have not shown. Comment if you find it!

Notes:
- All command blocks are within the bounds of the interior nothing is being spawned outside the walls
- There are a bunch of nophysics features. Please take care when spamming buttons, or touching the snow
- command block output should be off by default on the map, if it isn't type: /gamerule doCommandblockOutput false
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1
10/31/2015 11:55 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
demonkleenr
Winner imo
1
10/05/2015 11:20 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Architect
NinamanOfficial
Good work man! This is my favorite one so far for sure. Gratz on 3rd too dude! :)
1
09/28/2015 9:08 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
ilovebpl
is the ecret the planet minecraft logo in gif 2?
1
09/22/2015 6:36 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Taco
DjCurry
good job
1
09/20/2015 6:48 am
Level 43 : Master Blob
Poedew
Nice to see a kiwi placing third! :)
1
09/20/2015 5:42 am
Level 36 : Artisan Cowboy
TwizZted_uP
Waouw
1
09/08/2015 2:01 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
SupportHD
I wish u luck this is Awesome ! :)
1
09/08/2015 2:59 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
boveybrawlers
This is amazing, the GIFs are something I'm definitely adding to my future projects :D
1
09/05/2015 7:15 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
This Is Epic
1
09/04/2015 9:45 am
Level 30 : Artisan Architect
_Hala_
Vannila commands get the bitches
1
09/03/2015 5:37 pm
Level 76 : Legendary Engineer
FEX___96
Sure... "Retro Modern"...
1
09/03/2015 5:45 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
If you do a quick google search of "Retro Modern" you can see what i was going for :)
1
09/04/2015 3:12 pm
Level 24 : Expert Architect
mrmaskg
More like mid-century modern? Plus I like the look
1
09/02/2015 11:47 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Ghem
Incredibly nice and great use of  vanilla :) , shame I got no render so I would never get into the finals :/
1
09/03/2015 12:37 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
You can do renders yourself with this program! http://chunky.llbit.se/ I use it all the time :)
1
09/04/2015 9:53 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Ghem
I am a bit to late for renders, so it wouldnt change anything :/
1
09/02/2015 10:03 pm
Level 27 : Expert Dragonborn
Legato
block fortress btw im planning on 1 upping your flying dutchman it will be done soon im building it with jimjabway on qubion xP
1
09/03/2015 12:34 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Okay! I look forward to seeing it!
1
09/02/2015 8:54 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
RansackingCougeh
Absolutely Stunning build. Diamond and a happy face for you.   :)
1
09/02/2015 8:40 pm
Level 29 : Expert Architect
burakaskan
Oh my Allah, awesome work
1
09/02/2015 5:45 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Wow!  You really did an amazing job with this!  Top 3 for sure!  :D
1
09/02/2015 6:52 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Well your prediction was pretty solid last time, so here's hoping!
1
09/02/2015 11:57 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pony
Starlight Glimmer
You will both be in the top 5 at least for sure
1
09/02/2015 3:34 pm
Level 46 : Master Bunny
adybuddy_
awesome blinds and lovely presentation! I'm sure you'll get ranked high ;)
1
09/02/2015 6:52 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
:) Thanks
1
09/02/2015 2:50 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Meme
Allergy_Man
Pretty cool!
1
09/02/2015 6:52 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
<3
1
09/02/2015 10:15 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Engineer
Xeonic
Nice job with the command blocks, the color palette looks really good too! I guess you and I are the only ones that tought of using particles. Good luck and I hope we both end up in the top 5!
1
09/02/2015 6:53 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
I did notice that! Wish I had done a flushing toilet as well ;)
1
09/02/2015 9:32 am
Level 47 : Master Enderdragon
Knuckles527
Nice job, Block! There goes my chance of getting in the top 3! xD
1
09/02/2015 9:43 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Nah mate, your one is gucci
1
09/02/2015 9:51 am
Level 47 : Master Enderdragon
Knuckles527
Oh wow, thanks man :D
1
09/02/2015 7:23 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
EnderZEye
Really nice! The description is sicccck
1
09/02/2015 9:22 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Cheers man :)
1
09/02/2015 4:59 am
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
Tolga38
Wow! - I hope you win ;) Good Luck
1
09/02/2015 5:44 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Thanks!
1
09/02/2015 3:42 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Mage
AtomStation
Wow! I love the use of heads and command blocks! Good luck on the contest, and have a diamond, m'friend!
1
09/02/2015 3:48 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Cheers <3
1
09/02/2015 3:42 am
Level 48 : Master Dragonborn
Rajkkor
streaming netflix on that drop down projector would be sweet :D good job block :D
1
09/02/2015 3:48 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Thanks for the renders Raj <3
1
09/02/2015 3:34 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
Pancake slayer
Winner winner chicken dinner
1
09/02/2015 3:49 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
We'll see :)
1
09/02/2015 2:56 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Architect
Necrosys
Dat shower doe. Reminds me of aucklands weather
1
09/02/2015 3:47 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
gg no re
1
09/02/2015 2:41 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
Drexxel
This is awesome!  I love how the shower water looks, instead of just a waterfall from a bucket.  Good job dude :D, always been an inspiration for me.
1
09/02/2015 3:47 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Thanks buddy <3
1
09/02/2015 2:04 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Well done with the command blocks. Especially the cooked porkchop one for actual food.

Good luck in the contest although you're competition!
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09/02/2015 2:18 am
Level 77 : Legendary Unicorn
Block_Fortress
Thanks! Also well done on finding the porkchop ;)
1
09/02/2015 1:22 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
BloodBuilds
yum
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09/02/2015 1:22 am
Level 32 : Artisan Fox
tatimblin
Cool, it's even interactive! :)
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