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TED Talk with Siamak Hariri: How Do You Build a Sacred Space?

April 29, 2017, in Videos > Talk, by

In this talk given at the TEDNYC Design Lab, Siamak Hariri shares how in order to design the Baha’i Temple of South America, he focused on illumination — from the temple’s form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. Join Hariri for a journey through the creative process, as he explores what makes for a sacred experience in a secular world.

Siamak Hariri holds a deep respect for the transformative potential of architecture, specializes in creating works of enduring value, and is a founding partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects. You can read more about Siamak Hariri here.

You can watch a video of the public inauguration of this stunning Baha’i House of Worship here.

To see more beautiful images of the Baha’i Temple of South America, check out these two Baha’i Blog posts called 19 Inspiring Instagram Photos of the Chile Temple and The Baha’i Temple of South America on Instagram (Part II).

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 2 Comments

A moving account of building a sacred place. Thank you!

Criselda R. Figuerres (May 5, 2017 at 11:59 AM)

So glad you enjoyed it!

Sonjel Vreeland (May 5, 2017 at 3:27 PM)

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