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Students will collaborate to design and furnish a skyscraper with several appartments. Windows, doors, rooms, furnishing and design.
April 7, 2017
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Tutorials on YouTube about furnishing and designing.
Show real estate sites to show some options.
Record the building process (real time, time lapsed, etc.) for later review.
Let the students decide on what rules should be organized.
Introduction to the assignment Studens will design and furnish individual appartments in an empty skyscraper. Students can work in pairs.
Phase 1 Have a class discussion on what is required to make a comfortable and complete appartment. Discuss the limits of space, rooms and facilities in a small space.
Phase 2 Students will work individually to design appartment ideas on paper with a roster 1x1cm. 1 square represents one block in Minecraft. Make sure that the sizes of the appartments (including outer walls) is known. I.e. I used appartments 15 x 20 blocks and four high. I tried to illustrate this below:
 (forms ceiling AND foundation of appartment above)     Floor level, will be filled with blocks  (forms ceiling from the appartment below)
Phase 3 Studens will build their appartments in couples. Most logic would be: - Wall planning - Floor (design and colors, mosaic?) - Doors - Windows on outer wall
Phase 4 Students wil furniture the appartment. On YouTube several tutorials and ideas can be found to use stairs to form a couch and chairs, trap doors for tables, etc. Showers, bathtubs Floors can be designed with colors and material.
Phase 5 Students will take pictures of the appartment. Compare this to sites for real estate, where you present your house for sale. Show off all the best!
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