- Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
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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