Continuing for the demo process accompanying a student project at FZD based on William Gibson's novel Mona Lisa Overdrive.
The next piece I wanted to tackle for this undertaking was some kind of black clinic - which in the cyberpunk genre means an illegal or unlicenced place to conduct surgery. Since this is usually a veritable pit of tropes around the numerous art sites in which cave-like, half lit dumps are hanging with literal curtains of cybernetic limbs (unquestionably inspired by the cool Deus Ex concept art), I wanted to go a purposefully different approach, with a lot more room and architecture to it.
The setting in the novel provides some good grounds for that, describing the place where the teenager Mona is undergoing surgery to turn her into a celebrity look-alike as an out of commission dental practice.
Therefore I looked at interesting architecture of interiors that had a little ‘old serious residential’ flair with a little money behind it plus thought about how to incorporate parts of the existing infrastructure of the practice into a holding facility / surgical theater. I found some nice inspiration in old french elevators and ripped out airliner toilet cabins :D.
The second part of this design was the surgical gear used. Again the guiding principle being to create something other than the genre cliches, I wanted to stay away from the usual spider like endoscopic devices. Since the surgeon does need to work alone though due to the shifty nature of his business I knew that some form of high tech automation was necessary. Therefore I worked on the idea of packing most of the operations gear onto a personal exosuit.