Mr. Yang’s team is now working amazingly quickly to finish major restoration work by June 1. We then begin interior details to get ready for guests by the end of June.
The interesting thing about this team is how they work with an intuitive understanding of the temple’s buildings, because they are built on the same design principles and structural metrics as their own Bai-style courtyard homes. This makes sourcing reclaimed timber and boards much easier, because they are used in traditional buildings throughout the Shaxi Valley. We are also well within budgets thanks to the proximity of brick and tile kilns nearby, as well as re-using much of the mud brick and stone that has been excavated from the temple itself.