Shigeru Ban uses shipping containers and paper tubes to create a surprising mobile museum
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Colbert originally contacted Ban in 2000 with the idea and the concept finally came to fruition after several years of evolving. The exterior walls of the structure are made up of shipping containers placed in a checkerboard pattern. In between the shipping containers are pieces of PVC supporting a roof made out of a large PVC membrane. Pediments constructed of paper and metal tubes accent the exterior. Inside, 30-inch paper columns create a cathedral-like nave where the photographs hang....