Tuesday, 1 April 2014

EARTH 177 - Generator room Modelling Progress

For the scenery I wanted a lot of objects/ items to be repeated throughout giving an eerie cold feel, once I've modeled the large ice spikes they should give it more of a unique feel with the eerie repeated pattern.  

Thursday, 27 March 2014

EARTH 177 - Farm Room Concept And Modelling Progress

A quick concept and early modelling progress of the farm room within the facility. Currently modelling the incubators in which the large plants were held in, the farm is a large multifloored room with each floor growing different fruit and veg. The Idea is that once the humans left the facility the plants outgrew the room taking over it before the the cold environment took the facility freezing the room with the plants frozen with the rest of the facility.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

EARTH 177 - Generator Designs

A few thumbnails of generators around the facility, varying in what they do so it wont just be the one seen throughout the base.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Earth 177 - Ice Concept Art

A few concepts of large and small ice spikes, these ones are generally outside due to their large size unless impaling large areas of the geothermal base.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Major Project - Geothermal Information And Designs On The Company Behind The Abandoned Facility

The facility was abandoned after the world froze over and humans left the earth to survive, the facility was a geothermal base which like the pipes runs deep underground. A few hundred years later and the facility interior has been crushed by snow and ice. Due to being so desolate the facility is a lot larger than the average Geothermal base, therefore having its own farm to grow food and large sleeping cabins.
The interior will be hard edge with pipes running along all corridors with large ice stalactites looking like the image above piercing through the the facility corridors and rooms, also freezing equipment in large ice blocks. snow wound largely cover the ground such like:
 To give the feeling the environment crushing the man made facility.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Major Project - Influence Maps

For this project I have been looking at such architects as Santiago Calatrava and Leebeus Woods, mainly Santiago architect work in Zurich and Leebeus futuristic style in general.  

the main influence for me is Pyestock, with its baring pipes and large circular doors.
Iv also been looking at Oil rigs and abandoned asylums and hospitals, for me lighting and sounds is key to make an environment eerie.

Information on Pyestock:

For over fifty years, Pyestock was host to the development and testing of gas turbine engines. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, it was the largest facility of its type in Europe (if not the world), and the design, experimentation and testing atPyestock helped to usher in the jet age. From running up Concorde's Olympus jet engines in a simulated supersonic conditions through to the endurance checking of every gas turbine installed in the ships of the Royal Navy, Pyestock'scredentials were extremely impressive.

As gas turbine research matured and computer simulations took over, Pyestock was gradually run down and now stands unused. The structures on the site are considered to be of national, if not international, importance. But due to their extremely specialised nature, no alternative uses have been put forward, and the whole site is destined to be demolished and replaced by a supermarket distribution centre.

Source: http://www.ngte.co.uk/

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