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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sculpture and the Olso Opera House

Dutchbaby blog has a long photo filled post on the beautiful Operahuset or Opera House in Olso, Norway. The $800 million building opened in 2008 and was designed by Norwegian architecture firm, Snoehetta.    
photo from  The Doors of Perception. The lead architect is Kjetil Trædal Thorsen a partner in the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta.
The Operahuset is architecture as landscape. From a distance, across the water it resembles an iceberg and encourages viewer engagement by allowing people to walk all over the structure.

What I love is how well it plays with the different qualities of light on both the intimate micro-scale as well as the big picture. To see up close go to Dutchbaby.

3 comments:

Barbarak said...

Lovely! Strange! In its place! Want to see inside and from the inside looking out!

Dutchbaby said...

Patrick,
This morning I was responding to a comment on my Operahuset post when I saw your link here. Thank you very much for the shout-out!

Visiting this stunning opera house was one of my fondest memories from our trip to Norway.

Barbarak,
My blogger friend Ginnie just published a post on the same topic, including a back stage look.

Dutchbaby said...

Oops forgot to include Ginnie's link:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2011/04/oslo-opera-house.html