Micropolis Monday: Isolated House

I always find it fascinating when houses remain long after the surrounding neighborhood has moved on. Houses where the owners refuse to budge, and developers are forced to build around them.


My original design for this model was a bit too extreme, with a ultra-modern building literally looming over the house. The more I looked at it, the less I liked it. This lead to a pair of buildings that contrast nicely.

The little foursquare is was a great opportunity to use the new vibrant coral elements. My photography really doesn’t capture how nicely they pop against the dark stone grey building behind.


The mixed use building that takes up most of the block has a simple shape, but I think that the slight irregularity of the window placement is what really makes it. The tiny overhang on each window is a very pleasing detail for me.


The plan view for this module really tells a story, with the house reduced to a bare minimum of space and the newer building dominating the remainder. The little fence does a great job of emphasizing the division.

This was fun little build and I’m glad to be back to building after a couple months of personal turmoil. I’m off my pace, so I won’t get all 52 modules built be the end of the year, but I will make them all happen before Bricks Cascade 2020.

Stay tuned, there is a lot more on the way!