The Answer: Half or Semi Cirles

11 Jul

The Sydney Opera House was designed by Jørn Oberg Utzon. He won a design contest in 1957. Although the opera house does look like sails, Utzon said his design was inspired by the simple act of peeling an orange: the 14 shells of the building, if combined, would form a perfect sphere.

Jørn Oberg Utzon


4 Responses to “The Answer: Half or Semi Cirles”

  1. Cecily Hatchitt July 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Oh drat! And tell me that it was Richard who was the 1%….

  2. Rachel Starrett July 13, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Didn’t know Ike designed the Opera House, thought he was Canadian.

    • jenniferzook July 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      I was like, what? Oh, he totally looks like Ike.

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