[Resource] Architectural References

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  1. The Letter Before A

    The Letter Before A Cool Idiot

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    image.jpeg Just an urban area I thought would make a cool artpass
     
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  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Here's a dropbox link to my "Level Design Inspiration Folder of Magic" - which is 400mb of images of various organic, inorganic and in-between. Used some of these for TF2 things, some for Black Mesa other stuff for various other whatevers I was working on.
     
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  3. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    Got some pics from an old linen factory from my hometown (these are not taken by me but ill go and take some nicer ones next weekend):
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    Server Staff Startacker! Writing leaf ambient...

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    aa Asd417 Sample Text

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    This the part of the ceiling of my school. I thought it fits maps like cp_gorge or cp_process
     
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    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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  8. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    I wanna see people make more cool James Bond-y Spytech
     
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  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket Ya like Jazz?

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    Row 2 is pretty much pl_cranetop final point
     
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  10. KubeKing

    aa KubeKing Soon it will be different

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    One of my favorite spytech spaces from cinema:

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  11. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    Here's a pic of an intresting building I snapped today:
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    Not really something fit for TF2, but reference pic is a reference pic.
     
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  12. Micnax

    aa Micnax Back from the dead (again)

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    A photo I took in Aarhus, Denmark. Looked neat and the blue made me think of TF2.

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  13. Erk

    Server Staff Erk erk

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    I was looking around for some abandoned mines for inspiration and I found this safety poster.

    "While on a nature walk you notice an old mining site that contains numerous old boxes marked 'EXPLOSIVES.'
    "What should you do?"

    And all I could think of was how Team Fortress could parody this.

    "While on your morning Sunday stroll you notice strange red stickies on the ground nearby a Scotsman. What should you do?"
     

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  14. Viemärirotta

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    Some Vietnamese architecture from Ho Chi Minh City, I found these types of buildings common in the city, but the shape makes them very interesting to look at.

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    The same type of housing can be seen on the left side, but the coloring makes it cool looking.

    Took both of these pics on my trip in Vietnam leaving the city by bus from the airport.
     
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  15. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Vietnam was a French colony until the 50s, and you can still see that influence on the architecture.

    Also, on the coffee, which is why you get these really elegant coffees served to you if you eat at a pho place.
     
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  16. RodionJenga

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    A modern-ish BLU building I passed by this weekend
     
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  17. I dinne ken

    aa I dinne ken Has currently had enough

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    Three shots of the National Mining Museum of Scotland. Which I visited recently, it's a very interesting place and the tour guide I had actually worked there when it was functional, so he was really great at taking us round it. Its red brick which is unlike quite a lot of the buildings around there which are made of red or yellow sandstone.

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  18. DrSquishy

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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw.....0.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.H-nX23Mz7K4
    some amazing images of chemical plant I found while browsing google. Modern industrialism to the max!
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw...sy-ab..0.0.0.KDInXXRwJ6Y#imgrc=Rph3evFZnqJfGM:
    Germany has some amazing industrial sites, they seem to be mostly chemical plants
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw.....0.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.DBxgzDGYvII
    Oil refineries seem to be incredible as well
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw.....0.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.P6p6xmIepU0
    Sand and gravel processing plants fit perfectly into tf2 lore, and look awesome!
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw...sy-ab..0.0.0.i4YK6CNcuYc#imgrc=OaAixqjPr50dNM:
    The Dale mining district in America looks phenomenal
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.cBUTu-Ue3Ps#imgrc=_
    Mineral processing facilities also look amazing
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.5nJIrSbnaCM#imgrc=_
    Anyone looking for vast expanses of machinery?
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.GxYkfu6_bek#imgrc=_
    More inspiration!
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.Bty5Vatx388#imgrc=_
    Even more!
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw...sy-ab..0.0.0.5IFKB2nZEsw#imgrc=06Nr0TB98-Z66M:
    And to end it off, an insane coal power plant!

    As you people can tell, I LOVE industrial landscapes. Nothing can beat them
     
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    I guess I won that game of prop hunt
     
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  20. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar Live demonstration of the hairy ball theorem

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    this is probably from my city but I'm not sure who or when took it, though I suspect where
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    nevermind the church
     
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