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Hello PlanetMinecrafters,

I'm doing a video series on Architectural Essentials in Minecraft, aiming to help you become a better builder. All the videos in this serie will be listed below in spoilers, so if you want to keep track consider to subscribe or favorit to be notified on updates!

Subjects that will be covered:

Sensory Elements
  • Shapes
  • Lines
  • Textures
  • Colors
  • Light and Dark
  • Space

Formal Elements

  • Pattern and Repetition
  • Rhythm
  • Symmetry and Asymmetry
  • Balance and Unbalance
  • Contrast
  • Proportion and Scale
  • Theme and Variation
  • Coherence and Unity in Variety


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Shapes and Lines


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Colors and Textures


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Light & Dark and Space


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Patterns & Repetition and Rhythm


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Symmetry, Balance & Elements


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The Early History of Architecture


This blog will be updated as more parts are recorded and published
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Update #5 : 11/16/2013 2:54:33 pmNov 16th, 2013

Episode 6 "The early history of Architecture" is out now! I know it took a bloody long time xD
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06/28/2018 2:20 pm
Level 23 : Expert Architect
DreamBliss
Thank you for giving us such an awesome series! Just in the first video I came to understand about horizontal and vertical lines, how they affect the appearance of a structure.

I am curious though... Have you ever, or will you ever, provide some sort of map/world save we can walk around and interact with as we learn these principles?
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01/10/2016 11:33 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Dragon
rosedragon
Wow wow wow! Hmm I have to watch these, I'm good with organics but poor with buildings. Maybe you will set me straight on the path to building decent architectures. :D Just fav-ing for now and will watch later ;) .
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03/25/2015 6:42 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Grump
Kantorh
These tutorials are absolutely brilliant. I always pass them along to new builders we bring into our crew, and I can tell that it helps them tremendously. 

((p.s. the missing letters on the various images of this thread is eating me alive))
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03/27/2014 7:41 am
Level 24 : Expert Fisherman
Fishmastr
Only watched the first video, and read the description. Even only that is outstanding. Pressed all links/buttons i found. Cant wait to have the time to watch all of this!
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03/02/2014 3:08 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Pokemon
Venom
this is very helpful :D
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02/11/2014 8:24 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
camden365
this makes too much sense!!! all the learning hurts my brain! i used to just whack a couple arches and balconies on a square and call it perfect, but now i cant ever be proud of my buildings again. :P
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11/19/2013 4:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
QuarterPaul
Durability, Utilty and Beauty Step:

DUBSTEP!!!
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11/19/2013 4:56 am
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
Hahahah, this can't be a coincidence! I bet romans liked a bit of dubstep xD
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11/16/2013 4:18 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Snark
Aximili
100th favourite!
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11/16/2013 5:03 pm
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
Dangit, 100 favorits on a blog. I'm glad it's appreciated :)
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11/14/2013 7:46 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Narwhal
sheasawesome
Amazing
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09/09/2013 5:03 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Skinner
Kaduu
:o
I really needed this. It's an amazing tutorial. I only knew about 1/10 of the stuff you showed in the tutorials. And I tought I know a lot more. I just learned about shapes. :o
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08/23/2013 2:09 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
m1n2
Diamond 123,
really worth reading.
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08/04/2013 12:42 am
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Wizard
Tenkashi
Very nice to have knowledgeable members in our community
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06/18/2013 4:05 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Musician
Fighterbear12
soo good! wow!
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06/10/2013 3:23 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
You are awesome. Thank you so much for these videos! Lately, I've wished to improve my building skills. I believe something has been found here!
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05/29/2013 8:17 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Watchman13
Diamond #100 for you sir!
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05/26/2013 6:07 pm
Level 22 : Expert Architect
rizlaman
I've just watched the first video and already I'm blown away by your knowledge and insight..You must surely be an architect in real life? Anyway, diamond from me and I'm looking forward to watching your other videos..
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05/07/2013 3:54 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Musician
Fighterbear12
Diamond #91
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05/03/2013 7:31 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Jinzha
Great commentary and great tutorial!

I'm a Dutch guy and I might record a commentary soon, but I doubt I'm so scared to talk English for an audience :O
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04/24/2013 1:03 pm
Level 20 : Expert Dragonborn
shaffirXD
Great work! It is amazing :D
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04/10/2013 7:44 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Danster321
Love your tutorials.
Keep it up! I'm subbing to you!
Also have a diamond. Nom nom nom. Eat it if you like. Or use it to level up.
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04/02/2013 12:04 pm
Level 41 : Master Architect
thecompound
Love it! Keep up the good work
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03/23/2013 7:36 pm
Level 22 : Expert Grump
Arty
This is really really nicely done
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03/08/2013 6:35 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragonborn
Favorlock
Looking forward to it.
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03/08/2013 12:20 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Demolitionist
jacje
Dutch people are just awesome!! (I'm dutch to :p )
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03/08/2013 6:33 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
MickyP+
and I'm going to live in the Netherlands for a year very soon
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03/11/2013 2:56 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Demolitionist
jacje
Okay nice, witch country??
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05/03/2013 11:47 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Mikey757
Netherlands is Holland (dutch country)
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03/08/2013 10:12 am
Level 79 : Legendary Architect
C_B_John
well done tuturial dude :)

subscribed you because i like your architecture style!

C_B_John
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03/08/2013 7:17 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Lau Heng Yi
How to download?
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03/08/2013 7:43 am
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
The first build is a building in my project called Altsen upon Brine. The bridge is from Ivittuut, the texture pack can be found in the description. Everything after that isn't downloadable
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03/08/2013 2:52 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
SgtDinosaur
Definitively Bookmarking this :-)
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03/08/2013 12:58 am
Level 1 : New Witch
NotAzuha
Very good guide! I haven't seen many guides, but so far your guide hits every subject spot on. Your understanding on shapes and lines is top notch and makes all of your creations stand out and shine above others. I'm glad there is someone like you teaching others about this. Instead of instructing people on exactly what to build, you give them all the basics and allow their own imagination to build something for themselves. Well done.
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03/07/2013 7:32 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Pirate
Lightning393
Finally, someone's made it!
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03/07/2013 4:40 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Creative-Node
AWESOME AS ALLWAYS!
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03/07/2013 5:04 pm
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
i can't hear you, someone is shouting xD thanks :)
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03/07/2013 10:14 am
Level 1 : New Dragon
kasper H
download link please
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03/07/2013 10:43 am
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
The first build is a building in my project called Altsen upon Brine. The bridge is from Ivittuut, the texture pack can be found in the description. Everything after that isn't downloadable
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03/07/2013 11:07 am
Level 1 : New Dragon
kasper H
know that, but people will download. (not me but other...)
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03/06/2013 10:15 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Wet Net Go
Can't wait to see more of this! :3
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03/06/2013 7:18 pm
Level 81 : Elite Jarl
MrFruitTree
There are straight lines in nature. Pyrite cubes and many other crystals naturally form in a linear fashion :P
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03/06/2013 7:27 pm
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
I know it is not an impossibility to find straight lines in nature, and i was expecting such a comment. Definatelly true, though i think my statements holds very nicely as a rule of thumb :)

Thanks for bringing it up though, enables me to clarify it without unnecesarelly making the tutorial more confusing as strictly possible :)
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03/06/2013 7:32 pm
Level 81 : Elite Jarl
MrFruitTree
Haha of course :P I know exactly what you mean, I just felt like it might be interesting to point out for others. Great start to the series though, I am definitely looking forward to the next episode.
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03/06/2013 7:14 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Taco
batman0405
this is going to help me take some of my none posted creations to the next level
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03/06/2013 7:29 pm
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
Glad to be of help :) we'll go into more intricate theories and concepts later on, i'm promissing it'll become a lot more interesting and challenging, so stay tuned :)
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03/06/2013 7:32 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Taco
batman0405
I was wondering if your also going to do a video on interior and exterior
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03/06/2013 7:48 pm
Level 85 : Elite Terraformer
lentebriesje
In the tutorial where i'll adress "space" there'll definatelly be some interior notions. The coming tutorial on textures and colors might be usefull aswell, though i'm not sure if i'll do tutorials on interiors specific, as it's usually very case to case basis what works and doesn't work. Plus, i don't really like building interiors, unless they allow for some very creative interpretation :)
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03/07/2013 6:25 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Taco
batman0405
k, thanks for letting me know
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03/06/2013 6:39 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Toast
Unnatural
I'm Loving these, approved
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