the inside is empty, and base is 50x50.
|Hello Jobox. The design is very impressive. I was wondering if i could ask for your permission to use this in my minecraft map that I am building. You will of course be credited for this build, no worries about that. Its a large map so if you wanna help with more cool designs, be my guest ;D I had to add floors to it, then we got bored of adding floors and had a fight to the death on it, but it was such a cool building to do it in! You should be very proud :)||
on August 25th, 2013 07:01 PM EST Reply
It certainly looks impressive from the outside. (I personally don't like cobblestone, its "speckliness" gives me headache so a may use MC Edit to replace it with other materials to see how they effect the overall aesthetics of the structure.) I am now trying to "reverse engineer" the empty interior and place structures inside akin to what one would find in a real pagoda which would hold all that weight up. I recall seeing huge timber compression columns and shear beams inside Buddhist Pagodas I wen inside in Vietnam. I will then try to intergrate some sort of staircase in amongst the structural beams and columns
Although the Minecraft environment allows for both "Skyhooks" and "Castles in the Air", when I build projects which emulate real-world structures I like to follow real-word civil engineering practices and consider which structural members of a structure are in shear, compression or tension. When this is considered, the result is even more realistic and a structural interior develops along with the interior.
If you use MC-Edit to "strip down" my "Llrago Institute of Minecraft" so just the sandstone remains, you will see the real-world engineering compression arches and columns at the heart of its structure.
"Torre del Colon" has four obsidian compression columns which go right up through the core of each tower, these emulate the steel compression beams in the real building.
on January 20th, 2013 06:38 AM EST Reply