There's so much to love about this building. Its site on a point of land in sparkling Sydney Harbor shows it off beautifully. The design is unlike anything else. I was surprised to learn that the distinctive curved forms are all segments of a sphere, the choice of which (according to the information video) greatly simplified design and construction. And the appearance of those shapes vary endlessly as the point of view changes. It is a masterpiece.
|Sydney Opera House, from Sydney Harbor|
|Sydney Opera House, from Circular Quay|
|Detail of exterior, from east|
|Detail of exterior, from west|
|Interior detail of precast ribs and windows|