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

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Level 57 : 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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kurtvonwowwow
09/13/2015 12:15 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
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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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eagoy
09/13/2015 3:13 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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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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North Garms
03/01/2015 7:35 am
Level 46 : Master Toast
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wow! so cool!
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eagoy
03/01/2015 7:44 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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Thanks =)
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7thbatalion
02/20/2015 4:00 pm
Level 46 : Master Artist
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WOW! :D, My asian built is nothing against this :D
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eagoy
02/21/2015 2:54 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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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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7thbatalion
02/21/2015 4:13 am
Level 46 : Master Artist
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okay, Thnx! ive try it!
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Mine Maus Craft
02/02/2015 2:41 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Blockhead
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Looks great, some day i also want to try to build a city with this theme or only some houses :-)
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eagoy
02/02/2015 2:51 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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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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Mine Maus Craft
02/02/2015 2:55 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Blockhead
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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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