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DN Hab module by Jepray DN Hab module by Jepray
The structures and layouts of colonies can often be as vastly different as the people who settle them. Some are constructed using prefabricated self-constructing skyscrapers and other beautiful, high-tech buildings that turn the chosen area of an undeveloped world into a city worthy of many outer Core Worlds in a matter of days. Others are shanty towns constructed of modified cargo modules and even scrapped freighter hulls. Most utilize a variety of prefabricated colony structures ranging from civilian habitat modules to mil-spec fortified portable bases.
Habitat modules are the core of a colony, the initial prefab homes of the colonists until they build better or more permanent structures. These range from small, mobile-home-like single-family units comprised of an environmentally-sealed thick outer shell with modular hull sections to allow for expansion all the way to portable self-expanding apartment buildings and high-rise condominiums. Regardless of the specific luxuriousness and size of a hab module, they have several elements in common. First, they contain all of the necessities for the inhabitants to live there that any home or apartment would- a kitchen of some sort, bedroom or bunks, toilet and hygiene facilities, etc. Secondly, unlike many conventional residences, hab modules are completely autonomous and possess storage tanks, filtration and reclamation systems, and nanobattery, solar and cold fusion reactor power plants built into them. In many ways, this makes newer colonies far more efficient than the older cities of the Core Worlds as hab modules remove the need for complex and pervasive power and waste reclamation infrastructures. Water is often the only outside infrastructure the modules need for prolonged habitation.
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I'm guessing that these are designed to be connected together to form larger structures with linked but separate life-support systems.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
they can be connected together, but work well as standalone units also.
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ForgottenRealm Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Guy, I would live in that!
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Jepray Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D it is a nice place, with everything you would need in a space going mobile home :D
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Stealthdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Wow thats cool.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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arvidwollin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Absolutely love it! perfect example of modularity and mobility! :)
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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MidNight-Vixen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i know that pic :D i was holding it last night :D
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Jepray Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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