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金閣寺 Kinkaku-ji ¨Temple of the golden pavilion¨

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avatar eagoy
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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Finished 2 out of 3 with close calls. First picture is rendered by Jduartemiller.

Welcome to my 120hour speedbuild contest entry hosted by Jduartemiller.
I have made Kinkaku-ji or ¨Temple of the golden pavilion¨. For detailing the wooden structure of the build I scaled the building by three times. With that I have used a scale of 3:1. For the building, the main goal, it worked out. Not for the trees really.

What is Kinkaku-ji?
Kinkaku-ji is a zhen buddhist temple in Japan. It is located on the grounds of the Rokuon-ji temple complex. This complex is one of the seventeen ¨Historic monuments of anciant Kyoto World heritage site¨. It is a busy tourist attraction as seen in the Google streetview. Although the temple itself is not accesible for tourists.

The temple itself is made of three layers. From which the lowest layer only interior is foundable from this picture. The first floor/layer is designed with the ¨shinden-zukuri¨ style. The name of the first floor is ¨The Chamber of Dharma Waters¨. The second floor is based on the ¨samurai/buke-zukuri¨ style and the floor is called ¨The Tower of Sound Waves¨. The last floor is builded in the traditional ¨zen¨ style or ¨zenshū-butsuden-zukuri¨. The floor is called ¨Cupola of the Ultimate¨.

The temple lies on a pond in a sunker area giving the feeling of a hidden/sheltered sanctuary. The pond contains 10 islands from tiny towards noteworthy. The islands are arranged in a specifick way to illustrates several famous places in japanes literature. The pond a la garden is a typicial strolling garden or kaiyū-shiki-teien type.

The original Kinkaku-ji temple was originally a villa called ¨Kitayama-dai¨. The villa belonged towards a powerful statesman. The complex first appeared in history in the year 1397 by the sale of the complex towards the shogun who renamed it towards the current name.

The current temple is not the same as in 1397. On July 2 1950 a monk burned down the pavilion. In 1955 the main parts were restored of the pavilion. The roofs were only restored decades later in 2003. In the mean time the pavilion got a new layer of golden coating.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji

Sources for build:
Details in the forums  
Wikipedia (also note the gallery)              
Interior                          
Slideshow                    
Google streetview     
Google maps               
Bing maps
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09/13/2015 12:15 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
kurtvonwowwow
beautiful! I can't believe you did this as a speed build. I was there once, long ago. I was happy to see someone had made such a nice rendition
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09/13/2015 3:13 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Well yeah, I had basicly the time to build a lot in those 120 hours.

Thanks for the huge compliment as you have seen it in real-life :-)
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03/01/2015 7:35 am
Level 39 : Artisan Toast
North Garms
wow! so cool!
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03/01/2015 7:44 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks =)
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02/20/2015 4:00 pm
Level 46 : Master Artist
7thbatalion
WOW! :D, My asian built is nothing against this :D
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02/21/2015 2:54 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks =)
Try your next asian build with a blown up scale. That's the secret of this build. I used a 3:1 scale, very usefull for detailing.
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02/21/2015 4:13 am
Level 46 : Master Artist
7thbatalion
okay, Thnx! ive try it!
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02/02/2015 2:41 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
Looks great, some day i also want to try to build a city with this theme or only some houses :-)
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02/02/2015 2:51 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
If you want to go for detail, scale the whole thing up. The wooden details that makes these kind of builds interesting needs space. That's the best advice I can give you with this theme.
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02/02/2015 2:55 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
It looks beautiful but for me it's hard to build, it's not my style but i want to try it but someday :-)
I have to watch some youtube videos before i start :-)
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10/15/2014 3:53 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Senpai
Eftann Senpai
i love this build! :D
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10/16/2014 11:56 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
So do I like this build :)
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08/30/2014 11:17 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Network
Crafty
This looks awesome. From the first picture, i couldn't beleive it was in minecraft.
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08/31/2014 3:13 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks =)
I know that feeling, not believing it is minecraft. The first picture is made by jduartemiller as a part of my second place.
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08/29/2014 6:05 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Mountaineer
GGJ16
The build is really good. I specially like the roof shape. Some walls lack detail though, which would increase its beauty. Keep it up like this :)
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08/29/2014 6:37 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
The walls lack detail because of the original. If you look at the slideshow link from picture 3 towards 9 you will see flat walls with seldom detail. Also you can notice an inaccurrecy of my build if you compare the pictures.

Thanks for the comment.
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08/21/2014 9:06 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
LordCrawlMask
Looking good, the shape of the roof is perfect. This style one of the one I have been wanting to build for a while.
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08/22/2014 9:52 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks for the compliments. the roofs are hard to build with the structural support and such.
If you want to build, then build. Okay, this one is based on a real-life build which could make things easier through reference but there are enough other temple builds like these for you to recreate.
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08/22/2014 12:12 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
LordCrawlMask
I'm waiting for 1.8 for a few different builds, there a lot of new textures I want to use.
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08/22/2014 1:24 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
You have a good point in that, waiting for all the new blocks.
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08/14/2014 11:10 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Mountaineer
GGJ16
Very nice entry ! Good luck in the contest ! :)
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08/14/2014 11:49 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks, now it is waiting for the judging. So do your job I would say ;)
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08/13/2014 2:42 pm
Level 46 : Master Unicorn
Mikado
Great ;) diamond
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08/13/2014 2:52 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks =)
You have also some nice japanese buildings.
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08/13/2014 1:34 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Magma342
how big isthe world?
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08/13/2014 1:50 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Temple itself is 55 high, wide 69 & length 52.
The pond with the temple is 350 wide & 275 roughly.
Those are in blocks, but everything is made on a 3:1 scale. So 3 blocks is actually one block long.
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08/13/2014 9:42 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Magma342
ah ok thank you
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08/13/2014 1:14 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
jayminer7
Awsome
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08/13/2014 1:17 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Thanks =)
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