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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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:iconbarbalatl:
BarbalatL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist
YOU ARE A GENIOUS!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
IM REALLY NOT THAT ALL
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:iconbarbalatl:
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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
That, would be awesome.
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Maethori Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Sweet, iconic design!

I'd say something about water drainage in the 'V' sections of glass and red roof... but that seems overly picky and I'm assuming that's not important since this isn't a perfectly detailed model.

Looks like you have a great future ahead in architecture.
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, its only a V section because it is easy to draw it like that on 3D design programs XD of course the detailed models have drainage systems ^^

I need as much early experience as possible before the real thing
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sastar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
looks great hope to see it finished soon

XD...

see ya sastar
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
you get to see it a bit more completed soon XD
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tkyzgallery Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow! absolutely amazing! Not only does it stands out, I think its practical. Good Job! Hope your designs will be build.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
my designs will not be built XD the most they will get round being built is a model by me
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tkyzgallery Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
hope your model will turn out great!
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:iconnox-sirch:
Nox-Sirch Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Artist
what is that ... google sketch-up?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yes it is google sketch-up
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:iconnox-sirch:
Nox-Sirch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artist
nice, it looks like you have a good handle on it. I tried it for a little bit and got too frustrated. I think the program Rhino really spoils me.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
cool there is a program like rhino? what a cool name XD
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:iconnox-sirch:
Nox-Sirch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artist
[link]

Here is a link to the evaluation ... I think it's like 25 saves or something.

If you like it you can order it through:
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for like 1/7th of the cost.
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kizer5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Filmographer
very interest how, judging from the drawings nearly 1/2 of it will be made of glass or over transparent materials.
I think its looks great, really do love the design

Is this going to become a real building, like your becoming a real architect? or is this all fictional?

note: not all catholic churches are shaped like crosses, but a vast majority are or do have intriguing designs on the high walls, ceilings or roofs
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well really just the roofs of the inner courtyeard are made of glass, everything else is brick and stone XD this is all fictional, its not going to be come a real building, nor I am an architect, yet. You right not all churches are built in the shape of a cross, but loads of them are XD
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kizer5 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Filmographer
you should be an architect, your designs are amazing
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4thRaikage Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
coolness it reminds me of the old catholic cathedrals that were cross shaped as well. does the main enterance face to the east?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
the main entrance faces to the south I am afraid XD
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4thRaikage Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
oh well it's still a beautiful building.
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digitalmeister Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
wow! this is absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
then just wait until you see the entire academy site 8D
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Sand-Wind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
amazing design...but wont the glass...like break when? someone might like breaking lots of glass if you know what I mean.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
with money not a problem in this project, windows can be riot proof, bullet proof, self cleaning and energy efficient all in one 8D
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:iconsand-wind:
Sand-Wind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
interesting thought. this is a uniqe design hope they accept it.
(sorry for the bad spelling) ^^;
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
they wont accept it, its far too fictional XD
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Sand-Wind Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
I say "why not?" couse the world needs new things new idea's even if they are fictional. Wasnt going into space fictional? xD
I say the world need alot of fictional things other than weapons XD by the end of 2020 we will have laser weapons LMFAO.

Can I ask you something? Can you try making a mosque? google it you will find many pictures. If your up to it make it fictional but it needs to have at least 1 Dome on top. Plus many countries here are always looking for new projects for mosque designs. If you want to that is, its just an idea.
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karu666 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Interesting design, but the saying "throwing stones in a glass home" comes to mind, when I think of the church area
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
with money not a problem in this project, windows can be riot proof, bullet proof, self cleaning and energy efficient all in one 8D
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing! As someone who has used a program like this, I appreciate the details you used and the overall layout. Well done!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
though I really could not be borthered to keep adding windows XD
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
It looks good, so far. I like the crucifix shape.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
then just wait until you see the entire academy site
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
*looks forward to it*
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Yasatetsa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I'm not quite sure how to express how much I love the design, but as long as you know that I absolutely ADORE it, I think we're fine. :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well if you like the main building so far, I wonder what you will think of the actual site XD
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:iconyasatetsa:
Yasatetsa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Ooh, can't wait to see it. :)
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Getsui Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
dude thats amazing i hope you do win
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Im not going to win anything lol
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Getsui Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Well if this was a contest you should win lol I was confused. But aside from that you should design the interior also that way you will have a more detailed blue print. Plus my Grandfather is a Apartment, Big Houses and Buildings contractor and said that it was very Unique and to keep it up!
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