Welcome everyone! I started a new world with a goal set in mind. I will build either a large town or a small city, but that does not really matter. I have been building this for almost a month now, and it would take me a lot less time but I did not use any mods for the first two weeks or so.
Anyway, the world is called The Last Kingdom. It is my latest project where I will build cities towns, and trust me a lot more. I can't explain everything here so I will just leave a link to my blog where I post everything about this project. Also on the blog I am writing a pretty cool story on The Last Kingdom. I guess you can call it the world's lore.
I decided to start building my first town by a shore where I plan on building docks soon. Anyway, here are the first pictures of the town buildings. If you like the design press that + button :smile.gif: Also, please keep in mind that I will be working on this for a really long time, and will be adding future pictures constantly, but just check the blog every now and then for the latest news.
The town section near the docks. Note that the square with the stalls is not the main town square. It is only a small trading center for people living and working by the docks.
Hmm it looks pretty good, but it looks a little bland, maybe try to use some bricks, or stone bricks and wooden planks? The buildings look good architecturally, they just look like its maybe a legit survival build or something, also another tip is the wood logs against the cobblestone doesn't look that good, but don't get down man the easy part is changing the materials, because your architecture already looks good
I really like it! I especially like the fountains, never seen any like that before! I agree with PhatNathan though, try and use a different material for the houses instead of just wood, but the architectural design is great!
EDIT: Didn't realise until looking through the photo's again that the "fountains" were infact market stalls *Facepalm*
What type of materials would you guys recommend? I want to make it as good as possible before I go ahead and make many more buildings.
Also, I will post up new pictures of the same buildings, because I decided to go ahead and switch the texture pack to ovo's texture pack which I think makes it look better. The pictures will be up soon ok?
wooden planks, bricks, stone bricks, and possibly some wool depending what kind of a feel you're going for, not just un colored wool, like say if you wanted some black, or yellow then you can try some wool I'll post a picture of my tower so you can see,
see, I wanted some black but I didn't think obsidian would work well with what I was going for, anyway hope this gives you some idea of what materials might look good.
When building a town or city (well anything with multiple buildings) my friends and I build a centerpiece building and work from there. This acts as a focal point for the the local road network as well as the aesthetics of the municipality itself. When looking at the town you have here, I think you have a good design style for the houses, but there is nothing to make the landscape "pop" to travelers. Maybe a nicely light tower or an ornate mansion would act as a nice town center.
I am working on a different world trying to find what I like best, and then I will incorporate it there.. I might make a new world and start from scratch where I will do a lot more planning.
I will post pictures of new designs soon, so far I only got one down, which looks "alright"
I am running out of ideas, and I need a house design that is perfect for a medieval town/city. Guys if you have designs worth sharing, please share them! I will not copy exactly, I will just use the design as something to base upon.
I am actually looking for 3 house designs because I am planning on making three separate towns/cities, and I want each one to have it's own unique style.