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Guess the Architecture for 9/26/2017

Posted September 26, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

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09/27/2017 12:33 AM

That architect's work is unmistakable. Definitely the great Coprinopsis Atramentaria!

Here is more of this great architects work:

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09/27/2017 12:38 AM

Precisely what I thought!

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09/27/2017 12:44 AM

The Bahá'í Temple of South America set against the Andes in Santiago, Chile. Architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination from the temple's form, capturing the movement of the sun throughout the day, inside and out, through the use of iridescent, luminous stone and cast borosilicate glass, each piece uniquely formed and used to construct the temple as nine symmetrical wings joined together in perfect geometry as a nine-pointed star, allowing the temple to also radiate outwardly into the night from within.

Siamak Hariri spoke in a TED talk about the temple as a journey through the creative process, exploring what makes for a sacred experience in a secular world as embodied in the design of this temple:

https://ted.com/talks/siamak_hariri_how_do_you_build_a_sacred_space?

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09/27/2017 5:12 AM

Looks like a squished Gherkin

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09/27/2017 11:02 AM

Little House under the Parachute, starring Michael Landon.

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10/02/2017 11:06 AM

Printmeister was correct this week and even directed you all to the same TED Talk I was going to. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Bahá’í Temple of South America won the 2017 Innovation in Architecture Award presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The structure, which Printmeister describes, was designed and built using computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software. The project reportedly took 14 years to realize.

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