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Mfaizsyahmi
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• 9/28/2014

Am I the only one around here...

That thinks everyone else on the server cannot grasp:

  • Basic structural support principles (like roofs, for example)? Because I've bear witness to the unholiest roof construction from hell... on top of my solitude cave.
    • Also buildings that has no apparent support. I saw one in the purportedly true-to-life Athyras commercial district. The glass windows on the lowest floor bear the entire load of everything above it - must be at least a few thousand tonnes if you ask me.
  • That old building principes put working (e.g office) space in a building directly to the outer windows of the building to maximize natural light. Buildings were narrower and concave/has courtyards in the middle for the same reason.
  • The concept of traffic separation (in Athyras) between pedestrian and vehicles? Because on newer constructions everyone seem to lead the road pavements directly to the door of premises.

Pardon my rant but I can't hold my opinions in much longer - the little civil engineer inside me is screaming at these horrifying sights.

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Mfaizsyahmi
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• 9/23/2014

Rant pardoned. The roof is temporary, and,when I find a better design, I shall replace it.

The station collonade shall be moved away from the road when possible, if that's what are you referring to.

And about the old building principles....not sure what are you exactly referring to with that one. But, if I can help it, it shall be fixed.

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• 9/23/2014

That's why people since time immemorial only choose basic geometric shapes (mostly circles and rectangles) and combinations thereof for the top-down shape of the building, because you can figure out how to distribute the loads of the building, and the roof shape. Complex poligonal building shapes like your fort only came around in modern architecture.

For the second, I'm mostly referring to the Hospital and (formerly, before someone fixed it) MTM's State Building. As for the Central station, are you planning on taking the whole space? We need space for a bus and tram station in the designated area as well, mind you.

Last bit is applicable to the police station - you don't build a hunk of a building like that, with the walkway all around the building (and without columns on the interior). Also applicable to the craivii lord building of a thing. By the way, the narrow construction of pre-modern buildings also correlate with the first point - distribution of loads.

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• 9/23/2014

Hmm, for the Central Station, I'm not quite planning on taking up the whole space. I'll leave areas open for parking lots, bus stations, tram station, etc.

For the Craivii lord building thing, I will add columns when I can find myself there.

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• 9/25/2014
Any suggestions for the traffic separation?
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• 9/25/2014

just don't mix up sidewalks (for pedestrians) and paved roads (for "vehicles"). The paved roads should not lead to building entrances for pedestrians, unless you want cars to drive towards it and run over people inside the building! :P

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