Our Floating City


So now that our city is modelled and we have rendered stills, I can talk about them and show off each part! Above is our floating city separated, a big thanks to Jenny who not only textured and put together the city but process the rendered still that we have to show.


This is the mesh is for the top of the city. Allowing as a shield for large debris and creating an aerodynamic  design. The metal design allows for durability and each segment allows for farming and planting such as oranges and olives. the open mesh also allows for buildings to come through.


This is the foundational structure for our city. Based on roman arches, we decided the material should be marble to show that in the new Rome there still are old materials. The arches not only are for visual appearance but acts as a standing ground for the contrasting materials (Metal mesh and swirled marble bottom.) Thinking on terms of tourism for Rome the arches would gives the floating city an attitude that they are open and anyone can visit!


These are the more fancy buildings for the floating city, they are more traditional however they expand and contract to cope with the size of population and the influx of tourism. With tourists spending a lot of money on a daily basis in Rome, they would naturally  be in these buildings.


The amber is the center-piece of the city, inside is the Pantheon which captures the old Rome. The translucency allows for the old building to come through and allows for light to bounce back into the city. As it’s encased in amber, the building inside will no longer need refurbishment which will save the city money.


The bridges allow the public and the population to see the amber up close but still having a safe guard so people don’t fall off. It has a marble material to up keep with the bottom half of city

Bottom Structure

This is the bottom part of the city with a swirled marble material. Inside there is a cascading effect which allows for buildings and the civilisation to be placed. There is a hole at the bottom that allow for the aerial screw to be placed.

Aerial Screw

Based off Leonardo Da Vinci’s designs this is the aerial screw.  It works like expected, the sail turns creating momentum for the city to be kept afloat. To keep with the original design, we kept with the wooden materials.


Here is a rendered still showing a different perspective of the city. This shows a keyhole perspective like in Savello Park. Below are other rendered stills; the darker one was a rendered still done by Jonny. I really like the dark lighting in it with the tones of red.

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Overall i’m really proud of our model, all that’s left is to make the presentation and finishing touches.


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