Big Bend Building

Big Bend Building is a U shaped building,  would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the architecture firm describes as the longest building in the world – at 4,000 feet (1.22 kilometres) end to end.

Bahá’í House of Worship-South America

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Temple of Australia, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome. Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature.
Its nine sides and nine entrances symbolically represent the unity of the human race under the one God, irrespective of ethnic and religious background, according to the teachings of the Baha’i Faith.
The Bahá’í Temple of South America is located just outside of Santiago, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
Previously a barren golf course owned by the elite Grange School in Santiago, the 10-hectare site — which took nine years to find – has been transformed into a space envisioned to be open to all, regardless of background, religion, gender, or social standing.

Bahá’í House of Worship-Lotus Temple

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Lotus Temple, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome.Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature

Bahá’í House of Worship-Samoa

The Mother Temple of the Pacific Islands in Samoais situated at a high elevation near the country’s largest population center.
Malietoa Tanumafili II, the king of Samoa and the world’s only reigning Baha’i monarch, dedicated the structure in September 1984.
The property comprises nearly nine hectares (twenty-two acres) at an altitude of approximately six hundred meters (1,900 feet).
The white, mosaic-tiled dome rests atop nine pairs of buttresses clad in imported Australian granite in soft red tones.
Through use of modern construction techniques, the dome’s nine ribs of mirrored glass, the graceful arched windows, and the wide expanse of glazing over each portal seemingly draw light through the structure itself and provide an iridescent effect when the building is lit at night.

Bahá’í House of Worship-Panama

The Temple of Panama is one of eight Bahá’í House of Worship facilities in the world and has welcomed over 2000 visitors per month and over the years it has become one of the capital’s most highly recommended tourist destinations.
“Before the metro was built, nobody knew how to get here. They got lost and never managed to find the temple. Now, the temple become much more visible because one of the metro exits is right at the Baha’i Temple.

Bahá’í House of Worship-Germany

Bahá’í House of Worship-Germany also known as Mother Temple of Europe.
This building is dedicated to the three fundamental truths of the Baha’I Religion: the oneness of God, the oneness of His Messengers and the oneness of mankind.
Shoghi Effendi gave instructions in 1953 to build the first European House of Worship near Frankfurt am Main. A decisive factor in the choice of the location was this city’s central location with respect to both Germany and Europe as a whole.
A competition to design the House of Worship had already taken place in 1954. Following careful scrutiny of all proposals submitted by the nineteen participating architects, the design by a young Frankfurt based architect named Teuto Rocholl was selected.

Bahá’í House of Worship-Australia

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Temple of Australia, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome. Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature.
Its nine sides and nine entrances symbolically represent the unity of the human race under the one God, irrespective of ethnic and religious background, according to the teachings of the Baha’i Faith.

Bahá’í House of Worship-Kampala

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Temple of Australia, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome. Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature.
The architectural firm of Cobb, Powell, and Freeman which designed the Bulange, the administrative center of the former kingdom of Buganda and one of Kampala’s most important buildings adapted the design to local conditions and oversaw construction.

Bahá’í House of Worship-North America

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Temple of North America, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome.Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature.
“There are combinations of mathematical lines, symbolizing those of the universe, and in their intricate merging of circle into circle, and circle within circle, we visualize the merging of all religions into one.”
Architect Louis Bourgeois

Bahá’í House of Worship-Ashgabat

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship, including the Temple of Australia, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá’í scripture. `Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine sided circular shape. While all current Bahá’í Houses of Worship have a dome. Bahá’í scripture also states that no pictures, statues or images be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars be incorporated as an architectural feature.
When Ashgabat was under Russian rule, the number of Bahá’ís in the city rose to over 1,000, and a Bahá’í community was established, with its own schools, medical facilities and cemetery.

Bahá’í House of Worship

The Mashriqu’l-Adhkár is to be an integral part of Bahá’í community life. Its central building, the House of Worship, is specifically dedicated to prayer, meditation, and praising God. Because the aim of this structure, as of all Bahá’í institutions, is to foster and encourage unity, the building is open to all, not just Bahá’ís. In an address on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár in Wilmette, near Chicago, in 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá explained: “the original purpose of temples and houses of worship is simply that of unity—places of meeting where various peoples, different races and souls of every capacity may come together in order that love and agreement should be manifest between them . . . that all religions, races and sects may come together within its universal shelter.”

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The leaning Tower of Pisa is a medieval architecture, in Romanesque style. The construction of Tower of Pisa began in August 1173 and continued for about 200 years due to the onset of a series of wars. Till today, the name of the architect is a mystery.
The Tower of Pisa was designed as a circular bell tower that would stand 185 feet high. It is constructed of white marble. The tower has eight stories, including the chamber for the bells.