The facade of the “Birds Nest” stadium in Beijing has a highly complex geometry. The form of the stadium is popularly described as a “bird’s nest”, with its pattern inspired by Chinese-style “crazed pottery”. Seemingly random, the pattern abides by complex rules for which advanced geometry was defined. The roof is saddle-shaped, and the geometry is developed from a base ellipse of which the major and minor axes are 313 meters and 266 meters respectively. The interior bowl which seats 91,000 people is yet another system of great interest. The color of the light changes with time. This indeed is one of the best application of geometry to the modern architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thank you Clanmother!
Great choice – wish I’d thought of it! Nicely done! 😉
Thanks for the encouraging comment!
How many photos do you have?? I am amazed at how much you put out here in line with the themes and they are all captivating in their own way!
I lost all my non-digital photos and haven’t count how many photos I actually have. Usually, I have some idea what I am looking for to match the title and then comb through my archive. Thanks for the continued perusal! Michael
Love this photo….
This is such an amazing building and you did a beautiful job capturing it!
Hi Nancy, the building is quite extraordinary. I was there at the right time – from sunset to dusk. Regards, Michael
The Nest in the evening….beautiful pix! I also thought if the Nest when I saw the theme Geometry…but I couldn’t find my pix without people!
Sometimes, pics with photos are OK, provided that they don’t distract you from the main theme. Thanks for the perusal, Michael
Great shot and perfect for the challenge!
Thank you for the kind comment, Jane!
Excellent choice for geometry.
Thanks again for your kind comments!
That is one of my favorite buildings in the world …. beautiful – so a documentary about how it was built – Great shot again … do you never take any … less great shots. ??????
Hi Viveka, the design and construction of Birds Nest is fully documented by the designers and contractors, it is a feat for architects and engineers. I have taken many less great shots which to share with my readers is a waste of time! Regards, Michael
I know that feeling … your camera and you – have a fantastic teamwork.
I think this is such a beautiful building. A real piece of art! And you captured it perfectly, Michael! HAve a great week 🙂 and greetings from Austria 🙂
Hi happyface313, I like your home page with a smiling face! Greetings from Hong Kong and have a great week!
challenge well met, Michael.
Thank you for your kind words, Francina!