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Swedish Funkis Apartment Building

by Galland Posted 22nd Aug 2005 at 4:08 PM - Updated 26th Aug 2005 at 3:17 AM by Galland : Spelling, as allways...
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I have tryed to make a (rather) typical Swedish 1930´s-1940´s style Funkis Appartment building, as seen in Stockholm (Capitol of Sweden). There are quite a few of them around where I live, and I have allways liked the Funkis style, the clean modernistic lines and the use of mixed materials.

The building it self is four floors high, conected through a multi-level U-Stair (ali_2K style) with one two-room appartment (suitable for single or couples without kids) on the three top floors. The ground level floor is just entré, storage room, building community room (for meetings, parties and such) and a room for the rubbish cans.
Typically these houses would have 2-3 appartments and about 5-8 floors, and I might actually do one like it later, I am allready constructing my Swedish Funkis style Apartment Building 2 (I am making a series of town buildings and community lots, all in the same style)... but there are smaller ones like this as well.

The house was built with University installed!

Package checked with CleanInstaller, and are, as far as I can tell, free of any hacks.

To make the appartments "appartments", please check http://www.simlogical.com/ for lockable doors. They are awsome and make a difference! :-)

Thanks to the following persons for the custom content I have used (I hope I havent missed anyone):

White Oaktown Door by Heidi
White Door by DCB
Sherlock floor by Komosims
White Paint with border by Wallpaper
Plain White Paint by Wallpaper
Red Retro by Wallpaper
Plain White Tile by www.parsimonius.org
BV Blanks Slate
The Art Of Gate by brasstex
Small Round Window by Helena at Pixels Sims
Roof Tiles by Sim-Placement
Windows by Solander
Half Walls by Fat D

Be nice, its the first upload I have ever made to any sims2 site! :-)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Swedish Funkis BuildingCI.rar 1.34 MB 3,737 22nd Aug 2005
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 23rd Aug 2005 at 7:39 PM
Great work, Galland! I'm in love with this style of architecture as well.
Test Subject
#3 Old 24th Aug 2005 at 3:20 AM
This is beautiful! I am not usually interested in downloading apartments, but this is a must have! :D
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Aug 2005 at 9:03 PM
this is really cool! i'm gona download. :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 26th Aug 2005 at 3:16 AM
Heh, thanks for the kind words! I was a bit reluctant to upload a house with all über builders here on MTS2, but finally thought that I had something to share.

I will post some pics tomorrow in the Build forum, on some ongoing projects that I have. Its mainly apartment buildings and other city houses from around 1890-1940, sort of Post Classical and Functionalist and the breed of the both. Included are a house with a functional U-shaped wrap around staircase built around a working elevator :-)
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Aug 2005 at 12:46 AM
I´m from sweden..! ;D
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Aug 2005 at 11:51 AM
mee too
Test Subject
#8 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 5:44 PM
ok! i´m from Dalarna, you?
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Sep 2005 at 9:15 PM
I downloaded that house and it is great, but I got on question:

How did you build the stairs that way?
I want to build them this way in my own (sim) house too, because I hate the normal ones, they take too much space.

So can you please explain me how to do it?

Thank you.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 7th Sep 2005 at 1:31 PM
Hi Galland!

Great house, Galland! I have been waiting too see your work! Beautiful design and it is no doubt that this is a good old funkis building!

We need more funkis houses for our Sims!
#11 Old 10th Sep 2005 at 9:19 PM
I downloaded this and had it in my lot bin for some time but I just recently put it in my neighborhood. Using the University EP's Myne claimable doors I used it to make apartments for 2 of my single females. I absolute love it. After I buy Nightlife I think I'll place one in the Downtown 'hood to put sims in

Now I just need to move a third Sim in the third apartment lol
Test Subject
#12 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 6:03 PM
A very interesting, lovely and well-built house. Well done!
I also live in Sweden, but I'm not sure that I recognise this type of house (I do know the 1930-40-style you were inspired by). I really can't see the typical Swedish Funkis-style in it (I'm sure it must be impossible to create in The Sims 2.), but it is a very beautiful house. I enjoy it very much, and I might download it, although I usually don't download blocks of flats.

Originally Posted by palaplusbecca
ok! i´m from Dalarna, you?

Heh, it's a small world. I am also from Dalarna (Dalecarlia for English and Latin speakers)...
#13 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:54 AM
Very nice. It's great to see something European and modern.
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th May 2006 at 6:01 PM
werry good work
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 9th Jun 2006 at 11:44 AM
This is one of my favourite houses. I use it constantly in my neighbourhoods.

I don't know, I'm from Finland, so maybe that's why I love it so much.
Huset r jttebra, tack!
#16 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 1:27 AM Last edited by XTS : 22nd Apr 2007 at 1:34 AM.
Haha, I stalked you Galland.. From the MTS thread where we thanked Delphy and staff I enjoyed what you wrote so I thought I'd see if you had downloads. And you had one. Here I am. lol

My question. Do I need that hack now for the doors or can I just lock them with whatever EP that allowed me to lock (PETS?)? Seems this way even my pets can have their own rooms. :D

Fabulous work! Never been to Sweden (or out of the US) so thanks for bringing it to me


LOL bear with me. I'm a supporter but it's denying me. I'll be logging in and out for a bit. I just had my simoleon fixed the other day.. May be related problem.

EDIT: 4 logouts and 3 browser restarts (kept hitting wrong link) I finally got it! lol I had to be persistant for this one but I have prevailed! Thanks again!

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd May 2009 at 2:08 PM
I love this. I modified it and put in apartment doors and turned it into an apartment-life dwelling... however 1 tiny problem, my fault for laziness... Mr. Humble stuck his computer in front of the stairs and I let a sim cook without skill and start a fire. The firefighter could not get past the computer hehe. So I had to get a sim to open it and get him out of the way. Alls well that ends well. A perfect apartment for a young couple and even one kid.