Everything Tagged "Minecraft"

(In reverse chronological order)

My house, growing up

This is the house I grew up in. It was particularly challenging to render in one-meter increments, especially while preserving the positions of walls and staircases. The entire structure wanted to shift around in various dimensions; a tension which is only partly resolved by resizing the stair and kitchen.

I chose a site on a hill, facing west; echoing the original lot.

Minecraft: A Pattern Language

Typically my taste in architecture is functional, spartan, and modern–but there’s a great deal to be said for “A Pattern Language”. As I approach the end of the book, I’ve started to question, apply, and practice these patterns in Minecraft structures. This structure is a cabin for a small family or group of friends.


The Bacon Warp Core

Yesterday I had a sore throat and it rained for hours and hours. I spent the whole time working on various side projects and playing Minecraft. As my new mining operation and tree farm are several kilometers distant from the spawn point, being eaten by spiders and walking five minutes back to the cave to get eaten again got tiresome. I needed pig meat–or better yet, delicious, even more life-sustaining bacon.

But pigs are hard to come by, and killing them is time consuming. Luckily, these delicious creatures will appear anywhere grass is present, which led to the construction of The Facility.