FIRST PLACE IN A FINALISTS JAM
This Map is an entry in the completed Penthouse, Sweet! - Solo Build Contest.

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Hasu - Lotus Traditional Suites (PS Contest)(Modern Oriental Japanese Penthouse)(1.8+)(First Place)

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Hasu - Lotus Traditional Suites

Hello! Part two of the duo contest submission. This is officially my favourite contest since I do have a small reputation for modern building, although I did choose to make this one oriental instead. According to the background story (by PMC and myself), this is linked to my past projects Tsuri-dōrō and Levia One, most notably through the hexagon shape. Would've been more interesting if there was more space......

Anyways, this penthouse includes a variety of detail such as redstone devices/lamps, custom player heads (supplied by Quality Heads), banners and armor stands. You may walk through banners and invisible armor stands. 

EDIT: This won first place! I was taken aback by this, I thought maximum I should've gotten was third instead, but WOW! Thank you guys so much for your support!

IMPORTANT NOTE:
- In order to see the creeper trophy case, the difficulty MUST BE SET TO AT LEAST EASY (I have disabled mobs spawning/griefing and fires spreading just in case). 
- If you want armor stands to disappear, you must go near and type "/kill @e[r=2,type=ArmorStand]" in chat.
- There is only a slight chance sugar cane may fall all the way down when broken by pistons.
** Message me if you think any redstone lamp/device/banners/armor stands are faulty, I'll make a quick fixed update to it! **

FUN FACT:  In Modern Japanese Homes, the reception area of the house includes a ornamental altar called the Tokonoma. It is dedicated to house many decorations such as plants, arts and a hanged scroll. It is customary for the most important guest to be seated facing away from this altar so that the host isn't seen showing off the decorations to the guest. Stepping on it is strictly forbidden, except to change the decorations.

   The screenshots include:
GLSL Shaders Mod, compatible with 1.8+
Chunky Render, downloadable freeware
Featured Websites and Videos
Minecraft Best House Blog page by Kotaku, posted 15th September
http://kotaku.com/minecrafters-built-the-best-looking-homes-out-of-a-simp-1730734177
Jukebox Music
My Freedom by Two Steps from Hell
Features
The house has one master bedroom and three bathrooms.
- Reception area with tokonama and ceremonial tea cabinets.
- Lobby consisting of dining area, kitchen, zen garden and bamboo tree
- Upper platform for brewing and miscellaneous material storage
- Training and Trophy room connected with a Study
- Small laundry area, Refridgeration room and storage closet underneath stairwell
- Narrow garden room
Background Story
Steve had arrived in a strange waterworld dominated by many factions and humungous beasts. All around his makeshift raft, spectacular races of Leviathans and battleships raged through the sea, hardly missing the audience passenger ships, one of which Steve was plucked from the waters. The passengers consisted of many races ranging from reptiles to merfolk and humans. Almost all of them had praised the name "MatrIX", something he was already familiar with in the past. 

The Lotus faction was the first to welcome him to their grand capital city of Mustarimarishu. Unlike the rest of the water-based factions, their highly developed city was based on fertile, vegetated land. Towering skyscrapers must appear to accommodate thousands of inhabitants each, interconnected by a vast network of magnetic roads, tubes and railways. The building style was beyond the modern architecture which he already couldn't comprehend at home.

However, he was led far inland. He could see large bonsai trees that hung lanterns the size of apartments. The wide road led to the tallest building he had ever seen, entitled "Hasu Traditional Suites". Its architecture was completely different from the main city. The isolated building comprised of endless wooden beams, balconies and pagodas, very much like a Japanese castle extrapolated beyond the skies. 

The process of registration was strange - it had already been done by someone else. Some special observer, which he assumed to be Matre, had fully paid for Steve's luxurious hospitality in the highest penthouse of the planet. The interior was magnificently laid out infused with traditional Japanese decor and inspiration of his own world. Since Matre had considered Steve an ambitious adventurer, he presented to Steve the many familiar materials and monster remains from The Infinite Lands.

Steve called this penthouse as his new home... In the planet of Terra.
*Replaced banners with stained glass panes to fit this render (not part of the actual map)
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MASTER_RICKY
05/14/2018 11:14 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Crafter
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Epic.
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Dragoon13
02/07/2016 2:17 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
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This was amazing! I live in japan right now and you captured the view and experience! Great job!
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Art Dei Tech
07/19/2016 12:37 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Grump
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I'm glad I got the housing and decorations right, haha

Thanks!
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aa60665
12/17/2015 9:06 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
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100th Comment! Congratulations by the way. Very well deserved.
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Art Dei Tech
12/17/2015 11:39 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Grump
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Thank you :)
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SleepyLord
10/31/2015 5:02 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Network
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(I was just checking back on this contest now) I was a Participant in this contest, but I say this is a Awesome build! GG.
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Art Dei Tech
11/01/2015 12:35 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Grump
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Thanks :O
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SleepyLord
11/01/2015 7:24 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Network
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;D
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jduartemiller
09/29/2015 12:23 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Architect
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Been away from pmc for a while, just saw that you won. Congratulations. You've definitely deserved it.
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Art Dei Tech
09/29/2015 12:27 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Grump
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Thank you, I hope you make more projects, I'd love to see more of your architecture :D
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