Plans And Elevations: The Sims 4 Concept Art

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EA have plopped a bunch of Build Mode concept art from The Sims 4 [official site] on their blog as part of an interview with designer Aaron Houts.

The interview itself has hints of excitement – there’s a misbehaving wall tool and automated door placement which sounds like it left you with a door-infested house with portals lurking in odd places. Alas, EA does not fancy sharing these monstrous houses and the interview itself is rather flat. BUT we have studies and swatches to look at which make me happy in a peaceful, diagrammatic way I remember from when I used to look at architectural floor plans as a child.

Here are some favourites:

Concept house

Concept gazebo

Concept fountain

Concept house (another one, different yet somehow similar)


  1. vorador says:

    Now we have an idea of the what the next DLC will look like. Portals

  2. Stugle says:

    I sincerely adore the text on the header image.

  3. FlopsyTheBloodGod says:

    Nice to see the Dire Gazebo implemented in a game for once. You can even see the forlorn ghost of its last victim standing next to it.

    • guygodbois00 says:

      “A, Gazebo!? Bringing couple fireballs online, BL!”

  4. Ejia says:

    This is just making me sad that you can’t plop empty lots and build on them willy-nilly in the Sims 4. Even though I feel they made the right choice in emphasizing performance over size/features, I still wish I could create my own neighborhoods and all the houses in them. Perhaps that expansion will fix things.