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Shonner February 5th, 2010 04:29 AM

Rendering of a building on Azun
 
From JTAS #15.

http://www.shonner.com/traveller/images/azun_wip_1.jpg

Spinward Scout February 5th, 2010 04:48 AM

Very cool. Is that a music school?

Rover February 5th, 2010 10:21 AM

Very cool.

leo knight February 5th, 2010 12:59 PM

Looks great! I remember that issue. I felt smug because I already knew what a 'arcology' was.

As a kid, one of my favorite finds at the library was "Urban Structures for the Future" by Justus Dahinden. It had a chapter on Paolo Soleri and arcologies. If you ever find a copy of this book, tons of inspiration for Traveller.

the angle February 5th, 2010 01:15 PM

Very good work; well done.

About a year ago, I had that issue of JTAS lying on my desk and someone pointed out that the illo reminded him of the Mode-Gakuen Spiral Tower in Japan:

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/11/...nikken-sekkei/

There really isn't much similarity, except that they're both amazing towers. But we're getting there.

Steve

Shonner February 5th, 2010 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leo knight (Post 343354)
Looks great! I remember that issue. I felt smug because I already knew what a 'arcology' was.

As a kid, one of my favorite finds at the library was "Urban Structures for the Future" by Justus Dahinden. It had a chapter on Paolo Soleri and arcologies. If you ever find a copy of this book, tons of inspiration for Traveller.

I was always a Syd Mead fan back before Bladerunner. Superstructures and all that. I'll have to look up Justus Dahinden's book.

leo knight February 6th, 2010 08:33 AM

Here's one of the megastructures I remember seeing in that book, Buckminster Fuller's 'Triton City':

http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com...-year-old.html

And here's a link to Paolo Soleri's 'Arcosanti' site:

http://www.arcosanti.org/theory/arcology/main.html

Ideas galore. Enjoy!

leo knight February 6th, 2010 08:37 AM

Even more arcology fun. A page of links:

http://www.arcology.com/

And a "real life" plan for a two mile high tower. Azun for real?

http://www.tdrinc.com/ultima.html

Enjoy!

Andrew Boulton February 6th, 2010 10:49 AM

Excellent!

I'm sure one of the 'zines would like it as a cover.

Might look nice on the Calendar, too...

Shonner February 6th, 2010 12:00 PM

Here's a less painted-looking render. I still need to add the monorail tracks and vehicles, which I already have modeled somewhere on my drive.

http://www.shonner.com/traveller/ima...un_scene_2.jpg


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