I wanted to develop a sequence of images depicting different stages in the Future History of an “Arcology” – defined as a complete city/habitat contained inside a single immense structure.
This seemed like a suitable theme to indulge in my long standing fascination with colossal scale and epic futurism.
The time is indeterminate, but let’s says it’s at least 1000 years from now. Here we see the city at its zenith, home to tens of millions. The whole thing is contained within a single immense dome 70 km in diameter. If necessary the dome can be sealed to protect it against threats from the outer world.
This is the first in a series of images that were originally created for the book “Concept Design II”, about 6 years ago now…
The entire scene was created in Lightwave 3D, with textures painted in Photoshop. The 3D render was modified in Photoshop to produce the final image.
The other images in this sequence will follow in short order