This gallery showcases the airlock situated above the cargo bay of the Starfarer. The airlock leads to the refueling catwalk on the exterior of the ship and so before exiting the crew must first close the connecting doors and initiate the decompression sequence. This ensures only this small isolated area is exposed to the cold vacuum of space.
As with the majority of the ships interior areas, as well as concepting the look and designing the layout, I also considered the functionality of certain areas aboard the ship. In this room for example I imagined that these large, wall mounted compression units would move in a similar way to a bellows in order to pump oxygenated air in and out of the room during the decompression sequence.
As well as all of the usual art tasks, this area was also a test bed for my 'damage state' lighting pass (particle effects by the talented Mike Snowdon) that I would later carry out throughout the entire ship.