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Boss Theme (Rough Draft) (Excerpt)
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Boss Theme (Rough Draft) (Excerpt)

Working on one of the last themes I need for Project Celestial Tower’s demo, the Boss Theme! (or one of them anyway).

If you sense something darker about this battle theme than the last, don’t worry, there’s a good reason for it. ;)


Porta Nigra 

Trier, Germany

200 CE

The Porta Nigra was built in grey sandstone between 186 and 200 CE. The original gate consisted of two four-storied towers, projecting as near semicircles on the outer side. A narrow courtyard separated the two gate openings on either side. For unknown reasons, however, the construction of the gate remained unfinished. For example, the stones at the northern (outer) side of the gate were never abraded, and the protruding stones would have made it impossible to install movable gates. Nonetheless, the gate was used for several centuries until the end of the Roman era in Trier. It serves as an entrance to town.

In Roman times, the Porta Nigra was part of a system of four city gates, one of which stood at each side of the roughly rectangular Roman city. The Porta Nigra guarded the northern entry to the Roman city, while the Porta Alba (White Gate) was built in the east, the Porta Media (Middle Gate) in the south, and the Porta Inclyta (Famous Gate) in the west, next to the Roman bridge across the Moselle. The gates stood at the ends of the two main streets of the Roman Trier, one of which led north-south and the other east-west. Of these gates, only the Porta Nigra still exists today.


La Part des Anges in Rives d’Arcins 

From the architects BUPA Architectures:

Close to “Rives d'Arcins”, the project rests next to “Geneste” domain boundaries and its Natura 2000 wet bocage. This housing operation is the starting point of the of this district urban development. This project is named “La Part des Anges”. It is intended as a colorful sculpture offering a landscape changing over its course. The signal tower located at the center of the parcel, around which void and filled areas alternate, participates in the will to create a strong gesture, a signal, aimed at energizing a developing sector. The project consists of 4 blocks located around the 15 story tower.

The whole project offers both a social and programmatic blend. 154 housing units are divided into five blocks, housing offices and dwellings with different typologies (from T2 to T5) and different types of home ownership. Each accommodation features large terraces with generous views of the outside. Likewise, the project offices display large openings to the outside.

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anonymous asked:

Hey Archy, What are your thoughts on Pruitt-Igoe?

Pruitt-Igoe was the realization of a modern ideal designed by Minoru Yamasaki (designer of the World Trade Center) composed of 33 11-story towers. The project was supposed to usher in a new era of social improvement through modern housing but instead became a mirror of social and racial tensions in 60s United States.

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