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Old Jun 27 2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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I need Help again...

In Dragondawn they mention building the houses in rows and rows, and it's out of their homemade type fiber plastic...but what color do you see the houses being...one color, many differnt colors....and the roofs...shingles, one solid piece of fiber plastic, slate rock slabs...WHAT???

I need your opinions....PLEASE!!!


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Old Jun 27 2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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In my head, I've always imagined them to be gray, and looking pretty uniform in texture. I really don't have a detailed picture in my head, beyond that and the map of Landing in the Atlas of Pern.
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Old Jun 27 2008, 04:04 AM   #3
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Probably grey or white to start with, but I imagine they painted them eventually. Or, it might be quite simple to extrude the plastic with a bit of dye in. Flat roofs would be a single piece, but if I had my way they'd be sloping and facing north to catch the sun, and each would have a couple of solar panels for power generation and water heating. What wasn't covered in panels would be plas-tiles.
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Yes they did for heating. Like a qucent (sp) hut The window by the time of The White Dragon, RoP-Renegades of Pern, they had gone cloudy with age, and what was on top of them I think. Dolphins of Pern So was the boxes that the dolphins gave to Readis and the Packaging was color code| Bar Code in Chronicles of Pern: The Dolphin's Bell, also some found in storage in Dragonseye/Red Star Rising, fishing line.
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Smart thinking by Kath. Even if Anne didn't write about them they should have solar panels, yes. Then again, the windows would also be solar panels..

In a hot environment as Southern they'd surely prefer the lighter colours as to not attract the heat too much?
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Old Jun 27 2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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I always pictured them as this:




But seriously....

I've always thought of them as dome homes. and it can be done...



Besides - you want it to look Earth-y but ever so slightly alien, so a dome home would be perfect.
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Smart thinking by Kath. Even if Anne didn't write about them they should have solar panels, yes. Then again, the windows would also be solar panels..
Not ideal! Tricky to see through, and you want the right slope to match the latitude... vertical panels would only really be right for a rotating house at the north pole!

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I agree with Kath, except I'd see them as beige/ecru.

You'd think it would be easy to put dye in to get colored plastics, but if so I'd expect them to make the houses a multitude of colors, and if they were a multitude of colors it'd seem like the characters ought to have remarked upon how colorful the Landing colony was. Which is why I'm guessing boring colors.
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I get the impression from Anne's descriptions that Landing's pretty utilitarian.

Domes are usefully selfsupporting so no roof structure needed.

Rooflights (tinted for UV protection?) = no curtains needed.
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Not ideal! Tricky to see through, and you want the right slope to match the latitude... vertical panels would only really be right for a rotating house at the north pole!
Not any more. Totally clear, solar panel film has been introduced just a short while ago. OK, the max size currently is 15 x 15 cm but we're talking Science Fiction

Nice thing is you can also manipulate the cells to go dark, so you don't need shades or curtains anymore

And who said a window always need to be upright?


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Old Jun 27 2008, 10:31 AM   #11
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Not any more. Totally clear, solar panel film has been introduced just a short while ago. OK, the max size currently is 15 x 15 cm but we're talking Science Fiction
I'll concede the point.
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WOW this was fantastic to read...and very helpfull as well.
I was going along with Cheryl's idea originally....that the houses would be kind of boring and uniform of color...it does mention that the houses were amber colored when they dug them up in *WD*...but that might have been caused by the heat...so a beige or tan color seemed more the original color to me.

WOW Hans...Solar panels...never thought of it...but sounds totally plausible and probable as well.

Peter...I seemed to remember something being mentioned about several of the colonist decorated their houses with colorfull curtians, pillows and rugs... to make them more homey...and well as perhaps being each to recognize home.

Perhaps they would have at least painted the doors, but like Cheryl said you would have thought if that was the case Anne would have mentioned it.

Shalyn...Love the Victorian House...but I'm not sure I would agree with the dome...not in this case at least...to difficult to put up in the super fast manner that they erected Landing.


Once again thank you for all your assistance, this really helps alot...and I really enjoy the great Pern gab sessions.


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I don't know much about constrution but I always thought they were all domes, uniformly designed in a sort of snap-together kit type of thing that would be relatively easy for most people. Because of the amber color mentioned, I always thought they might have been white with solar panels on the upper portions. We also know they tended to be fond of bright colors but those may have been reserved for indoor items like the molded plastic chairs.
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There's really no need to go for domes when you've got an atmosphere, and they're harder to furnish easily and don't pack so well.

There's a nice description of the prefab control/meteorology tower: two square sections supported by a wider and longer rectangular base. The use of the term 'section' makes me think that the prefab units they brought with them are square/rectangular anyway.

But, the colonists' houses and most other structures will be built out of extruded plastics. That limits individual panels to a certain size - however big their extruder is - and suggests a frame+panel construction to me. Curved shapes would be a lot more awkward to produce.

Beds and other simple furnishings were brought down on the shuttles, and families given immediate house assignments - so they must have been able to put them up pretty quickly. I dread to think of the state of the plumbing... Aha! Sorka's house has an interior description: one medium sized bedroom, two small, a larger room for general purposes (which held a compact food preparation unit) and a sanitary unit. This is pretty dinky, and most likely single storey - I think they'd have mentioned if the Pernese had gone for the European system of multi-apartment residences. Oh, and most named locations are '---- Square', which kind of suggests a basic repeated street-plan. Later on, their house is described as decorated with bright curtains (suggestive of vertical windows, Hans!), cushions, pots of flowering plants and etchings on the walls.

Oh - power was provided by a hydroelectric system pretty early on, and the power carried by pylons, so maybe they didn't need solar panels as well.

Later on, when they capture some Thread, it's held in a container made of double-thick slabs of transparent silicon-based building plastic. I doubt they built the houses out of the transparent variety, but slabs seem to be the way forward.
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I think you're right, Kath. Rectangular or even square would be a lot easier and quicker to assemble. I guess my "dome theory" was mostly based on the discovery of the "mounds" but mounds can form over shapes that are not round as well as things that are.
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I think you're right, Kath. Rectangular or even square would be a lot easier and quicker to assemble. I guess my "dome theory" was mostly based on the discovery of the "mounds" but mounds can form over shapes that are not round as well as things that are.
Just think of the shape of the Space Shuttles in Ship Medows that Jaxom found, In the TWD. There are other sites to like Paradise River, which had a store stuff and around which the people needed after the dolphins drop them off.

Also the suplies found in the Catherine Caves too.
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I think the houses at Landing would be very utilitarian, mainly because they needed enough to house 5500 people right after landing, but also because most of the people would be leaving as soon as they could set up their own stakeholds.

They wouldn't want to waste time and resources on homes that were going to be cannibalized after a year or two. The outside would be whatever colour plastic is by nature --- opaque for walls, transparent (or translucent) for windows. They'd adorn the interiors with whatever they could make or find, but they'd take these items with them when they moved to their permanent homes.

As an alternative, they might add a bit of dye to distinguish between the various streets, so people could find their way home more easily through the grid-pattern streets. Doors might be painted individually for the same reason. The roofs made of local fibres might be blue-green, which is the commonest colour of the Pernese vegetation.

The various offices and labs and the warehouse might be differently shaped or coloured, so as to stand out, and would be more solidly built.

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I was thinking in brown colours like what one sees in sepia coloured photographs.
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Uh, Jube... isn't everything in a sepia phtograph brown coloured?
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If this is still for Sorka's Portrait, then from an artistic point of view, it might do much to highlight the character line, especially in her face, since she is a red head and Lady Maelin went with blue/green/hazel for her eye color. I am most certainly not telling our Master Artist what to do with her picture, especially as I am really terrible with line and form. I am however, very good with color, and color balancing.
It is really just an Idea I could picture in my head, and thought I would share.
I was thinking it would look very good if it the roofs had a bit of that tinge, with solarpanels, which were descibed as amber colored. all of this in the background, with Sorka in the fore? Georgous red hair really sparking off the blue green colorflashes behind her and high lighting her eyes? a huge amount of "presence" would be felt, i think.
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Pernaficionado...thanks for all the input...Some of your ideas, though as nice as they are, were already discussed in the other thread about Sorka's coloring.

P.S. I don't take offense with ideas...and nothing you said sounded critical to me or my work. I think you will find that MoMers in general, greatly enjoy sharing their ideas about any and all of Anne's stories.

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I think you're right, Kath. Rectangular or even square would be a lot easier and quicker to assemble. I guess my "dome theory" was mostly based on the discovery of the "mounds" but mounds can form over shapes that are not round as well as things that are.
The walls of the houses may be square/rectangular, but the roofs would have to be sloped. 2000 years of all that ash, rain, and dirt would cause almost all of them to collapse if they were not sloped.

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The roofs were made of plastic. All but a few were silicon-based plastic; the carbon-based plastic was vulnerable to Thread.
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Brenda...we all seem to know that they were made out of plastics already...the questions is what color do you think they were???
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i still think silicon based plastic would be bluish. atleast my dad's silicone sealant was blue, and glass viewed thru its cut edge is blue green.
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i still think silicon based plastic would be bluish. atleast my dad's silicone sealant was blue, and glass viewed thru its cut edge is blue green.
We have white, brown and translucent silicone sealant at home - it comes in all colours.

The glass colour you describe is a function of refraction and reflection of light when it's viewed at a certain angle, and not really applicable to a slab of plastic viewed from a distance.
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I always thought of them as being like portacabins.
Some colour variation, even if it's just by people painting their own homes, would not only be better aesthetically, but might make it harder to get lost .
It really depends on how long the houses have been there, surely there'd be things like different colours, new curtains or a patio that makes each house unique.
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I always thought of them as being like portacabins.
Some colour variation, even if it's just by people painting their own homes, would not only be better aesthetically, but might make it harder to get lost .
It really depends on how long the houses have been there, surely there'd be things like different colours, new curtains or a patio that makes each house unique.
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Dark Gray Coloring in the tin, for they would diging them up they could not tell the AVAS building from the rest after diging out of the ash. DE/RSR. Also they redisoved Landing in TWD They could see some diffent between a stone and the building plastic.
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Doesn't prove much after 2000 years, Ginny.
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Kath...Pern trailer park...
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If you missed this...I did already choose the color of the houses...but thank you for all your interesting suggestions.
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I emphasized the plastic because someone else had mentioned roofs made of local plant materials, which would have dramatically altered the outcome of that first Threadfall...
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