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Old 11-27-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Papua New Guinee proposed House of Worship design

My beloved friends

First, while the opportunity is here, an apology for my abrupt departure. Too often become unfit for human consumption, better that do not afflict others. Regardless, each of you is recalled with love, and you are in my prayers.

A very dear friend sent me this link to a proposed design for the House of Worship in Papua New Guinea, based on the Bird of Paradise. Superlatives fail me in describing it.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38ymnm

With loving greetings

Romane
 
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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My beloved friends

First, while the opportunity is here, an apology for my abrupt departure. Too often become unfit for human consumption, better that do not afflict others. Regardless, each of you is recalled with love, and you are in my prayers.

A very dear friend sent me this link to a proposed design for the House of Worship in Papua New Guinea, based on the Bird of Paradise. Superlatives fail me in describing it.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38ymnm

With loving greetings

Romane

Thank you Romane, always welcome dear feiend.

God bless and regards Tony
 
Old 11-28-2015, 05:14 AM   #3
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Nice, but I think the temple designs are beginning to follow a pattern, established by the Delhi Lotus Temple. Let's see if there is something new and original coming up.

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Old 11-28-2015, 12:16 PM   #4
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Nice, but I think the temple designs are beginning to follow a pattern, established by the Delhi Lotus Temple. Let's see if there is something new and original coming up.

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Have thought the same, then I thought Flowers of the one Garden

I would assume this is only a proposal? The link provided popped up a window telling me my phone had got a virus and warned me to click on this link to get rid of it.....Yeh right

Link worked ok with no warnings, when tethering phone to computer though?

Regards Tony

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Old 11-29-2015, 05:37 AM   #5
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Have thought the same, then I thought Flowers of the one Garden

I would assume this is only a proposal? The link provided popped up a window telling me my phone had got a virus and warned me to click on this link to get rid of it.....Yeh right

Link worked ok with no warnings, when tethering phone to computer though?

Regards Tony
Still, I liked it, and it probably will be a great building if/when it is built. But somehow, I liked the Cambodian temple better, being more modest - and thus easier to realize - and also more connected to traditional styles of the country: Dawn unveiling for Cambodian temple design - Bahá'í World News Service

I feel that, at this stage of the Faith's development, we risk going astray if every national community has the ambition to put up an architectural masterpiece, a monument intended to last for several generations. Somehow, I think, there should be more emphasis on actually getting the job done without overstraining the resources of the believers. After all, I think, the function is immensely more important than the ambition to reach absolute architectural perfection.

Furthermore, the Continental Mother Temples are a special category. But I really see no point in every national community being obliged to wait for decades until they have another architectural masterpiece in place. More realistic ambitions could allow a considerable number of communities to have their own temples in just some two-three years.

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Old 11-29-2015, 07:06 AM   #6
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My beloved friends

First, while the opportunity is here, an apology for my abrupt departure. Too often become unfit for human consumption, better that do not afflict others. Regardless, each of you is recalled with love, and you are in my prayers.

A very dear friend sent me this link to a proposed design for the House of Worship in Papua New Guinea, based on the Bird of Paradise. Superlatives fail me in describing it.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38ymnm

With loving greetings

Romane
Beloved friend, I have understood your need for space, but am delighted to hear from you again.
Thank you for posting this most interesting news. I wonder if the New Guinea friends are consulted at all regarding the design?
Most loving regards to you and your dear wife
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:33 AM   #7
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Still, I liked it, and it probably will be a great building if/when it is built. But somehow, I liked the Cambodian temple better, being more modest - and thus easier to realize - and also more connected to traditional styles of the country: Dawn unveiling for Cambodian temple design - Bahá'í World News Service

I feel that, at this stage of the Faith's development, we risk going astray if every national community has the ambition to put up an architectural masterpiece, a monument intended to last for several generations. Somehow, I think, there should be more emphasis on actually getting the job done without overstraining the resources of the believers. After all, I think, the function is immensely more important than the ambition to reach absolute architectural perfection.

Furthermore, the Continental Mother Temples are a special category. But I really see no point in every national community being obliged to wait for decades until they have another architectural masterpiece in place. More realistic ambitions could allow a considerable number of communities to have their own temples in just some two-three years.

gnat
Agreed. Perhaps more modest construction on a wider scale is the way forward for the Faith? The more people that see Baha'i buildings, the better
 
Old 11-30-2015, 05:58 AM   #8
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It looks like a really pretty design. With such a relatively large portion of the population of PNG being Baha'i I am sure it will be of great use.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 06:00 AM   #9
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added: this looks like a potential ferrocement construction design. That is very labor intensive construction, but allows very large scale sculpted forms to be made efficiently with minimal resources. I often wonder why more houses are not constructed from it. Even ships can be built that way.
 
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