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A Brief Minecraft Pagoda Design Overview

One of my favorite designs in Minecraft is not the traditional castle layout, but instead, the Pagoda.  This age old Japanese building style brings a certain elegant simplicity of building style to what you create.

I made this video of a pagoda I made, as always, it’s built in survival, and uses easily accessible materials.

Building the Pagoda in vanilla Minecraft held a few technical challenges. The most significant of these was with the ‘balcony’ areas, which in most Japanese designs has a slight uptick on the corner.  It was hard to reproduce this in Minecraft on a relatively small build, so I ended up simply ignoring it.

Whilst the modular design on higher levels was fairly difficult, I particularly liked the design on the first (ground floor).

Let me know what you think!

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