View Full Version : Nov/Dec Lite Entry - Cathedral of the Living God

11-25-2009, 02:43 PM
I've been working on this for the past several days, my traditional/post-modern cathedral...I hope this is what these contests are about...I'll have to sketch up a 3/4 view soon plus add a bit of color.
I've add some color to my map and expanded it a bit....hope you find it interesting.

Steel General
11-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Cool more entries!

I like what you have so far, looking forward to seeing where you take it.

11-25-2009, 06:47 PM
This is definitely what these contests are about. Looking really great!

11-25-2009, 08:06 PM
Yes, looking great - a very nice entry...

11-30-2009, 09:28 AM
Wow. This is looking really promising.

12-03-2009, 10:26 AM
Added an update in color.

12-03-2009, 10:37 AM
nicely done there

12-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Man, that's some crazy stained-glass work. Love to visit that on a sunny day.

12-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Probably a floor mosaic and not a window...wouldn't support snow or hail.

12-03-2009, 06:34 PM
Could be a dome, so rain would slide off. If it were built where I live, the most it would ever need to support is sleet or light hail, maybe a very thin powdering of snow every few decades. On the other hand, you wouldn't want a glass roof in case of earthquake.

Maybe it's done in a nice plastic.

12-03-2009, 06:48 PM
No, *I* wouldn't want a glass roof over my head...but then I'm paranoid. I do think it's a roof, though. Check out the black-and-white floorplan vs the color image. You can see roof details in the color image instead of all of the little alcoves and such. Besides, wouldn't it be sacreligious or rude or something to be walking on your icon?

In a similar, but completely different, vein: I go to trade-shows and it seems like companies buy ads everywhere at these events...even sliced up billboards pasted to thr fronts of steps. I am always amazed when some company buys logos on the little urinal mats in the bathrooms. Not a good combo if you ask me. There are some places you shouldn't put your brand.

12-03-2009, 07:37 PM
It would never work as a window, trust me, stained glass is what I do for a living. It would need so much support as to be infeasible. Look at the size, it's like 100 feet across. Then the pieces are also not possible with medieval technology. I could go into all sorts of reasons and provide a lengthy history lesson/instruction but suffice it to say that the best it could be would be a mosaic grouted onto on a dome. But that would need repair every spring as well so the upkeep would be horrendous.

12-03-2009, 08:01 PM
I didn't say it was a *practical* roof. :)

You do stained glass? Please post some of your stuff in the General Discussion sometime. Love to see it.

12-03-2009, 09:00 PM
It's in my album on my user page.

12-03-2009, 09:59 PM
Whoaaaaa there kids! Firstly, it is a dome, a geodesic constructed dome so rainfall and other inclement weather would roll off. Secondly it is about a hundred feet across but the structure of the dome would support the glass or it could be plex or another light-weight translucent material. The Catedral Metropolitana de Brasília was kind of my inspiration for the all of the glass thinking of how ethereal and inspirational that would feel on a sunny day or any day. Plus this would more than likely have to built in a dry climate.

12-03-2009, 11:02 PM
If it's modern then that's cool...the Catedral there is colored plexiglass then painted.

12-04-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't think medieval churches had that many cars parked around them, so I assumed it was modern.

12-04-2009, 02:28 AM
lol. I didn't even notice the cars...though I did get a modern vibe from it. It's not exactly gothic.

12-04-2009, 02:44 AM
I thought they were tombstones :) Getting up close I can see the windshields.

12-04-2009, 08:09 AM
lol. I didn't even notice the cars...though I did get a modern vibe from it. It's not exactly gothic.

lol, no it would be very contemporay...I'll sketch up a quick perspective view.

12-07-2009, 10:32 PM
ooo very nice!

p.s. you spelled John the Babtist wrong