How unique is the Baha'i Architecture ?

The Shrine of the Báb is a structure in Haifa, Israel (Palestine in 1909) where the remains of the Báb. `Abdu'l-Bahá planned the structure, which was designed and completed several years later by his grandson, Shoghi Effendi.

The architect was William Sutherland Maxwell, a Canadian Bahá'í who was a Beaux-Arts architect and the father-in-law of Shoghi Effendi. Shoghi Effendi provided overall guidance, including in the use of Western and Eastern styles, but left the artistic details to Maxwell.


Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral (sobor) in the city.

The church on St Isaac's Square was ordered by Tsar Alexander I, to replace an earlier Rinaldiesque structure. A specially appointed commission examined several designs, including that of the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand (1786–1858), who had studied in the atelier of Napoleon's designer, Charles Percier.

12 comments:

  1. The Bahai Faith is a Cut and Paste Religion so also is its architecture

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  2. Baha'i faith is an organization and not religion, its symbols are not religious but trademarks and anybody misusing it are tried in court. Haifan Baha'is are like that.

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  3. your just jealous.

    That said, I had a great laugh. This reminds me of
    http://www.theonion.com/ another great place for hilarious "truths"

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  4. All architecture will have some similarities in the same way that all true religions/faiths will have the same spiritual truths emphasized.

    What’s with this Anonymous tag?
    Mike Parker

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  5. All the religions are not same. I beg to differ. Their paths are different. Hinduism promotes Idol Worship. Islam does not accept. Baha'is are involved in worshipping Abdul Baha's picture. In Islam there is only one God, no manifestations. In Baha'ism when 9 elected people come together they become manifestation of God. Like UHJ, LSA and NSA. Islam accepts Polygamy. Bahaism does not. Hinduism yes. Even one wife can have 5 Husbands, like Panchali who was a wife of 5 Pandavas. Islam strictly forbids alcohol. Bahais officially prohibit, but 60% of them consume alcohol. Hinduism and Christianity are OK with it. Islam and Hinduism does not allow to convert somebody with deception but in Christianity and Bahaism this is OK. In Islam, Hinduism and Christianity there are clergies, in Bahaism there are clergies but in different forms. The ABMs for Propagation, the Counsellors, the ITC members, the UHJ. In Islam and Christianity there is the concept of modest dress code for women. But in Baha'ism women can dress as per her wish. So you cannot say that there is similarity. Islam and Christianity believed in Heaven and Hell but the Baha'is don't. They even don't believe in the day of Judgement. Their interpretation is different. So there are much differences. And these are all different paths. I hope you get me.

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  6. And throughout the history the great civilizations brought their own culture and their own architecture. Try to read some Hindu and Buddhist Books, observe their architecture you will find that their architecture is unique. No copy paste. I need not say anything about the uniqueness of Islamic architecture. The Baha'i religion is nothing but copying something from here and there and terming it it's own. For eg. the concept of 'Oneness of Mankind' has been stolen from Hinduism that believes in 'Vasudeva Kutumbakum'.

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  7. hahaha you haters are hilarious
    keep ranting, no one is listening to you
    xxx

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  8. I have 250 pageviews per day. Many people like you come here daily to read my 'RANTS'. Thank you for visiting.

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  9. Bahaulla sprach: Kebabstand an jeder ecke mit viel Scharf!

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  10. Sie sind gegen ihn weil er Kebab ist!

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  11. It is also similar to White House. Most of the Baha'i buildings looks like governmental buildings of Europe !

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