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A city within a building? posted 07 Sep 2004, 21:09 by DarkMatter, Peralogue

What do you think of this idea? I posted a few questions on another webpage and would like your opinions on them. Please answer/discuss them here or there. Here is the link: [url=http://wotmania.com/messageboard3showmessage.asp?MessageID=123186:hrxkif37]city within a building[/url:hrxkif37] view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 21:09 by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

To answer your questions. Set up as an eco dome, that way it should be self sufficient with its own water recycle filtered through the plants Powerwise I'd like it to be Solar although could also combine it with hydropower would pretty much sort it out. Building wise probably somewhere where thiers space available, as long as light penetrates then it would be possible to have it as an underwater city with the plants providing the oxygen. Positive effects would be that it would be expanding into unused land, negative wise difficult to get people to and from. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 22:09 by DarkMatter, Peralogue

[quote:6i2u6ds9]Set up as an eco dome, that way it should be self sufficient with its own water recycle filtered through the plants. [/quote:6i2u6ds9] That is actually my main idea. [quote:6i2u6ds9]Powerwise I'd like it to be Solar although could also combine it with hydropower would pretty much sort it out. [/quote:6i2u6ds9] I think solar would be best I'm not very fond of hydropower because of the environmenal effecs. [quote:6i2u6ds9]Building wise probably somewhere where thiers space available, as long as light penetrates then it would be possible to have it as an underwater city with the plants providing the oxygen. [/quote:6i2u6ds9] I don't think natural light would be an option because of the solar power that would have to be on the roof, and I don't think glass would be ideal for a roof, because of the green house effect that would create. [quote:6i2u6ds9]Positive effects would be that it would be expanding into unused land[/quote:6i2u6ds9] Yes it could be in a desert or in the middle of the atlantic but the main thing I think is buildin several levels. [quote:6i2u6ds9]negative wise difficult to get people to and from.[/quote:6i2u6ds9] Yes I don't have any good ideas for this yet not if it's going yo be totally sealed from the outside world. Somi kind of gates would be necessary but it would take time for people that might work outside the dome. view post


posted 08 Sep 2004, 15:09 by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

The hydro power idea would be more along the lines of a waterfall pushing a paddle round such as that on the side of a mill. As to the solar that could be built on a platform around the edge of the building so that the plants would get natural sunlight. If it was in a desert then an airlock would do it, if in the water probably a sub in docking facility. view post


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