My Kallitechnia client wanted to show that his utopian community was a fun place with plenty of complex architecture to wander about in. He wanted it furnished with stores, restaurants, roof gardens, and other pleasant features. The main design style was Art Nouveau, and he gave me a picture book of Art Nouveau architecture to use as a style model. I based the alleyways and spaces on Mediterranean hill villages, especially those which have been restored as resorts for tourists.To the upper left in this picture is the glassed-in dome that is the communal space, warm and protected even in the winter.
Original illustration is ink on illustration board, 11" x 14", February 1996. Click for larger view.