STANFORD TORUS SPACE COLONY
This is one of my largest and most detailed SketchUp projects: a model of a Stanford Torus, a space habitat estimated to support 10,000 people. This is a work-in-progress, although the exterior is mostly complete.
Many of the 70s concept art you can find circulating the web is in the public domain, but all the images on this page (except the video by NASA and the artwork by Don Davis) are copyrighted by myself with all rights reserved.
This space colony was proposed in a NASA design study from 1975. Although possible to build, it would take considerable effort. The torus has a major radius of 900m and a minor (cross sectional) radius of 65m.
For a number of reasons I chose to put this project on hiatus; I was too busy with schoolwork and other projects.
It will take some time for me to get the torus to render properly in Podium; I still haven’t gotten the chevron mirrors working correctly. This is likely because Podium takes some shortcuts to render scenes faster, which means the lighting isn't always accurate.