Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry (3)

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry (3)

    • 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

  1. 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. ??????

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