Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple



Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul
 
The mighty unusual Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple — colloquially known as The Million Bottle Temple — in Thailand is made entirely out of beer bottles. To create this ambitious, eco-friendly project, Buddhist monks from the Khun Han district of Sisaket province in Sisaket province in northeastern Thailand collected an estimated million and a half bottles. The steps,
the walls, the columns, all of it is made out of bottles held together with mortar.

The resident Buddhist monks at the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew complex encourage local authorities to deposit any used bottles at the temple which they then use to build new structures.

Interestingly, in 1963 Alfred Heineken created a rectangular beer bottle that could also function as a brick to build houses in impoverished countries. It was called the Heineken World Bottle (WOBO). The product, however, never made it to market.

What a creatively unconventional way of upcycling and, in general, to looking at things.

More creativity be found on Creative Upcycled Furniture and Wooden Pallets Creative Upcycling. Enjoint... or more likely: Cheers!

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul

Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul



Thailand’s Beer Bottle Temple by Omar Cherif, One Lucky Soul





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