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    Default The Architecture of Caprica City

    I can't help ot but the first thing that I noticed was the city of Caprica itself. What kind of stye does it represent. It reminds me of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" as much as "Blade Runner" also it has IMO a steampunkish quality. There are airships floating around and the Art Deco style. What do you think?





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    Default Re: The Architecture of Caprica City

    I thought Blade Runner as well, except not as gloomy . Its very steampunk while having bits of a futuristic look as well. I absolutely love the look.

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    Default Re: The Architecture of Caprica City

    I'm wondering if those are all from the same city (Caprica City). The first image, the one with Japanese symbols, is very, very different from the others. And after all, there are many cities on the planet Caprica. We only know of Caprica City and Delphi, but the hybrid in the Plan saying "the cities of Caprica are burning" is a pretty obvious reference to many cities.

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    Default Re: The Architecture of Caprica City

    What kind of stye does it represent.
    Make up your mind. Do you wanna know what style or are you looking for possible influences. It's late but I don't remember that shot from Caprica City. Is it possibly from another city or a promo shot of another city on another planet?

    The answer to your actual question I gathered from the title is High-tech architecture, also known as Late Modernism or Structural Expressionism. At least as far as skyline Caprica City. We can also see modern and post-modern. Numerous locations Vancouver, with some digital effects alterations, were used for shots of Caprica throughout BSG. Numerous architectural style appear throughout the Twelve Colonies.

    I'm wondering if those are all from the same city (Caprica City). The first image, the one with Japanese symbols, is very, very different from the others. And after all, there are many cities on the planet Caprica. We only know of Caprica City and Delphi, but the hybrid in the Plan saying "the cities of Caprica are burning" is a pretty obvious reference to many cities.
    What Japanese writing? Looks simply like a stylized script to me.

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    What Japanese writing? Looks simply like a stylized script to me.
    Agreed....I thought it loosely resembled the alien scripts from Futurama, myself.

    That said, there was some sort of Asian script in "Rebirth".
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    Default Re: The Architecture of Caprica City

    Yes, red writing on a yellow banner of one of the shops. Don't know if it's a real or stylized script developed for the show.

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    there like us so much and yet so different.

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    The Pyramid stadium looks like it's based on this structure in Valencia, Spain.

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