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Temple on Mount Banahaw

Mount Banahaw, Philippines

© Neal Barry / DnA Architects
© Neal Barry / DnA Architects
© Neal Barry / DnA Architects
© Neal Barry / DnA Architects

This very special wooden structure is a gift from a wealthy businessman to his spiritual master in the Philippines. The construction follows "mathematical proportions of sacred geometry" and consists of glued laminated timber in special forms. The temple is completely open, has a diameter of 40 m and holds 500 people.

Project information
Location: Mount Banahaw, Philippines
Customer: TimberConcept
Architect: Wayne Dufty, DnA Architects Perth, Australia
Design and construction: Brian Nelson, Capital House Perth, Australia
Year of construction: 2015
Time for building: about 6 month
Products used: Glued laminated timber in special forms including CNC
Special features:

The basic concept of construction follows the "mathematical proportions of sacred geometry".