Well, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to re-create a Greek temple in Minecraft. It's only logical seeing as Minecraft is used to build. I'm talking about theCanonicDoric Greek Temple built by sunflower and his friends. To top it all off, it's actually accurate and somewhataesthetically-pleasing. Sure, temples are not really a creative thing but when you built something like this, you just can't help yourself. I just wish moretypesof temples were built instead of the regular "1-hour temples" that have no structure or plan.
My server and I just finished constructing this. Someone came to the server head, saying they would build a Greek temple; I got assigned to the project at some point, and eventually sort of took it over entirely, for whatever reason, giving instructions for how to complete each element and supervising, lol.
I have many years of academic knowledge of Greek temples and their construction methods, so I can faithfully say that this is just about the most accurate rendition possible of a Doric Greek temple from late classical, to early Hellenistic period , in terms of proportion, elements, ratios of parts, column numbers, architectural elements, materials, ornamental patterns, and overall plan that minecraft is capable of. If you look carefully at out work, you can pick out triglyphs, mutules, astragals, and pretty much every other major Doric detail.
Based on size requirements to get this scale of detail, it was constructed from sea level to clouds.
Needless to say, blocks were spawned during construction.
Favorite quote from construction (by a visitor): "... Your cathedral has far too many half blocks....."
and here are some pics from during constructions- some of them look like ruins, which is funny, since they are basically ruins in reverse:
Smitty: concepts, intial layout, construction
Dvarvaro: classical architectural consulting, supervising, construction
Lonewander: construction, lighting
Flatirons: construction, sever admin
And perhaps others....