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-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-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-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-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-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-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

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.

Sutyagin House

The Sutyagin House was a wooden house in Arkhangelsk, Russia, constructed by the local crime lord Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin.
The house no longer exists, but at one time, the 13-story, 44-metre-tall (144 ft) Sutyagin House was said to be the tallest wooden house in Russia or even the world.
Starting in 1992, Mr. Sutyagin and his family constructed the house over 15 years without formal plans or a building permit.
Sutyagin only intended to build a two-storey structure — larger than those of his neighbors to reflect his position as the city’s richest man.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomen R.Guggenheim museum is the first permanent museum (rather than converted from a private house) built in USA.
Frank was commissioned to design a building to house the museum of Non-Objective Painting.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was the last major project designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1943 until it opened to the public in 1959, six months after his death, making it one of his longest works in creation along with one of his most popular projects.
Completely contrasting the strict Manhattan city grid, the organic curves of the museum are a familiar landmark for both art lovers, visitors, and pedestrians alike.