Connecting Housing Blocks
Here are two housing blocks connected together. There is no reason why you
couldn't use three or more. They also do not have to be connected in a straight
I have this vision of three or four of these things forming one half of a
square. A Governor's palace and assorted ornamental doo-dads would fill the
center. The remaining half of the square would be a luxury palace block. One
of these days..........
S = small statue
C = Doctor's Clinic
P = Prefecture
F = Fountain
H = Duh???
These blocks are efficient, almost 70% of the blocks squares
are used for housing. The typical 9x9 block, by comparison, uses less than
The blocks as shown will evolve to medium insulae. To get any higher the
garden strips should be replaced with large statues, and the 2x9 housing
strips should be broken up into 2 2x4 strips separated by a pair of small
statues. Then all that is needed is libraries, barbers, lion pit, and a
Service exits should be placed wherever most convenient.Gatehouses are
optional. You should make sure that these areas (farming - industrial) have
only one connection to the housing block group.