As an Australian, my architectural heritage is firmly English with a scattering of U.S.A. Occasionally, a little bit of Asia may creep in but otherwise it’s very traditional. Travelling to the European shards, I encounter dimensions with heritages I’m less familiar with. It gives me an opportunity to explore how other cultures view public and private space albeit slightly warped by the builder’s imagination. RDD – Shao Dra by Atraius@Akala is one of those dimensions that hint at cultures beyond my experience.
While the rock statue may be firmly Hindu, the rest of the dimension feels more influenced by Scandinavian design. Clean lines and strong graphical elements lend a modernist touch to the build. Atraius incorporates the radiating lines of the Hindu statue into other aspects of the dimension, notably the seats and decking of the dock area.
Judging by the number of boats and cherry trees, Atraius does a lot of fishing. Using the river barges as building elements is an inspired way to use up pesky quantities of water vehicles while the liberal use of wedding items and cherry trees add a pretty, spring feeling to the dimension.
A solid build from Atraius and a great stop for those looking for an exotic location to while away some time.