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Title Embodied Light : The Bahá'í Temple of South America / Hariri Pontarini Architects
Published Basel : Birkhäuser, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (259 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- Foreword / Martin, Douglas -- Movement. Light. Ecstasy. / Rochon, Lisa -- Embodied Light: An Interview with Siamak Hariri / Thorsell, William -- INTERLUDE LIGHT -- INTERLUDE TEMPLE -- INTERLUDE LANDSCAPE -- INTERLUDE INTERIOR -- INTERLUDE DETAIL -- INTERLUDE WORKSITE -- INTERLUDE DEDICATION -- The Unmistakable Light of the World: Reflections on the Bahá'í House of Worship in Chile / Glabush, Sky -- The Dawning Place of the Remembrance of God: From Vision to Reality / Weinberg, Robert -- PROJECT CREDITS -- ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS -- ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS -- IMAGE CREDITS -- Colophon
Summary Situated at the foothills of the Andes, overlooking the city of Santiago, Chile, the Bahá'í Temple of South America will be opened in fall 2016. The Bahá'í House of Worship is the most recent of the continental temples. It welcomes people from all directions and all creeds. Designed by Siamak Hariri and his team at Hariri Pontarini Architects in Toronto, Canada, the sacred building combines advanced engineering solutions, cutting-edge material innovation, and computerized fabrication methods to create a light-filled space for prayer and meditation - at once monumental and intimate. Esthetics and technology in perfect synthesis. With numerous drawings, models, renderings, and photographs, the book shows the design and construction process, and the beauty, of this unique building
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Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 19. Jan 2018)
Subject Bahá'í Temple of South America (Santiago, Chile)
Hariri Pontarini Architects.
Bahai temples -- Chile -- Santiago.
Santiago (Chile) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hariri Pontarini Architects.
ISBN 3035607222 (electronic bk.)
9783035607222 (electronic bk.)