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Colossal cardboard temple pops up in Chiang Mai in just one day

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 08, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified Dec 07, 2017

A titanic Thai-inspired temple just popped up in Chiang Mai—but instead of gold leaf and teak, this one’s built entirely of cardboard. Assembled in less than a day, the prefabricated building is the latest work of Olivier Grossetete, a prolific French artist who specializes in cardboard architecture. Those who hope to gaze upon the temple of cardboard should hurry—the ephemeral building will come down on Sunday for recycling. Temples are woven into the urban fabric of Thailand,...





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