Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cardboard cathedral

New Zealand plans to build a cardboard cathedral to replace the Victorian one damaged in the recent earthquake.

It also serves as a metaphor for the current state of the Anglican church.


eon said...

And we thought Bauhaus was dead and gone. Shigeru Ban obviously disagrees.

I assume the clear plastic tent is to keep the rain off the cardboard. Otherwise, given a spot of typical Kiwi weather, things could get a bit sloppy in the structural integrity department.

As for it being "temporary", I don't consider a designed lifespan of 20 years in that category, especially where edifices and government intersection with churches are concerned. Few things are more permanent than anything announced as "temporary".

I'm tempted to make a joke about a house of cards, but I'll leave that to those better-qualified in the humor department.



jayessell said...

This would be great for a religion that worshipped fire.