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COLLECTIONEssays and short articles
TITLEMultifaith Centre Building Design and Demonstration
AUTHOR 1Chuen-Tat Kang
TITLE_PARENTIntroduction to Asian Culture and Religion
PUB_THISVictorian Multicultural Commission
CITY_THISVictoria, Australia
ABSTRACTOne-page description by an outsider of a Bahá'í temple: architecture, aesthetics, and symbolism (see page 51, near the end).
NOTES Mirrored from See also a short Powerpoint summary of this same content, prepared by the author for posting at his webpage tang_multifaith_building_presentation.ppt.
Abstract: Understanding religious culture involves wide ranges of knowledge. Most religions are originated from Asia. In order to suit the need of Australian multifaith building concept that represent the faith available, namely majority of Christianity and other minority religions and philosophies namely Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Bahai, understanding the architectural representation and symbol is necessary to help interfaith venue designer to better equipped with the knowledge that is required to integrate the identity of various culture into a single religious centre.
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