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WIP: The Holy Light Academy by chioky WIP: The Holy Light Academy by chioky
:star:The Holy Light Academy Main School Building:star:

In my subject of A2 Graphic Products, the subject where I made The Flame Kris, The Hyorinmaru Ring and The Droplet of Light I am making a final project. Im going off to do architecture at my university by the end of this year, and I chose to do the "Iconic Architecture" Project for Graphic Products. I have to design a piece of architecture that is iconic, like the Sydney Opera House, or the Effiel Tower. I thought up of alot of buildings, and in the end I settled on designing a school academy.

Now it was coincidence that an old school near my school, was going to be destroyed in the future, to make way for a new academy. When this academy is built, several local schools will close down and the students will be transferred to this academy after 2010. The local council is the head of this project and so for my Graphic Products Project, I am designing this future Academy. Now the main sponsors for this project is the Church of England and Canterbury Christ Church University. In the consulation papers, it states that because of the Church of Englands influence, the academy must be built with a "Christian Ethos".

So, I present to you my design for the future academy, that has a christian ethos in it's architecture. Now whats the most common form of christian architecture? it is a church. How is a church built? in a shape of a cross. So I wanted to design the academy building in the shape of a christian cross. But why is this school called the "Holy Light Academy"? that is because of the glass. The entire academy center is surrounded by high ceiling of glass. With this glass, not only does it protect the students from the weather, but it lets the sunlight filter though the glass bathing the students in the warmth of Gods Holy Light. Now onto some short facts about the main academy:

:bulletblue: The Academy is 3 storys high, meaning 3 floors high
:bulletblue: The classrooms are located in the 6 main buildings excluding the church in the center
:bulletblue: The reception and staff offices are located in the building before the church
:bulletblue: The church at the far end of the academy and is made completely of glass
:bulletblue: The roofs are accessible to all students to observe the surrounding land
:bulletblue: The center glass steeple stands at a massive 50 metres high from the ground
:bulletblue: The academy main building is roughly 170 metres long and 120 metres wide
:bulletblue: The main entrance is the single glass complex at the front of the academy
:bulletblue: The church glass roofs at the top plus the staff building resemble the christian cross
:bulletblue: There is a garden and fountain and the center of the academy intersection
:bulletblue: There is a large clock face on the staff and reception building at the intersection

Notes about the actual Design:

This is ONLY the main academy building, the entire Holy Light Academy site with all the other necessary buildings will be shown later. For my this project I am constructing a detailed model of the main academy building, which is this. I am also making a site plan model, of the entire academy and land. Remember this is only the main academy building where most of the teaching goes on. Also there is not windows or doors shown, because they take too long to make when designing.
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BarbalatL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist
YOU ARE A GENIOUS!
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chioky Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
IM REALLY NOT THAT ALL
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BarbalatL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist
SELF CONFIDENCE MY DEAR! YES YOU ARE! AND BECAUSE OF THAT YOU WILL MAKE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS! (my father always tell me that)
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Llian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Wow I love how you incorporated the cross into the design; it's very creative ha ha. Great work.
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
then wait until you see the actual site this sunday XD
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Llian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Sweet <3!
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elyeli Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Architecture, real architecture, should be like this more often. It seems like everything I see is made up of gray squares of concrete. this is beautiful and functional! the roof (the parts not made of glass) should be covered in solar panels so you can really make use of the holy light!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Well most new modern buildings now days are being built with a fling you know? so there not all concrete and grey for architecture XD though solar panels on the roof eh? that sounds like a good idea a renewable school as well 8D
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Wow, this looks really good man sorta looks like a headquaters for a legion of holy knights or something, which is why it looks cool.
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
it is the final resting place of the holy grail, how awesome would that be?
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