Photo of the day – Tile details (Sydney Opera House)
Published by imageservices on August 20, 2008 in Photo of the day.
This black and white image shows the tiles on the exterior of the unique sails that are the roofline to the Sydney Opera House. According to The Chief Engineer there was an incredible 1,056,006 Swedish roof tiles that were needed for this project. Danish architect Jørn Utzon designed it after he won a competition with his sketches in 1957. These complex shells structures have pre-cast rib segments that radiate from a concrete pedestal that rise to a ridge beam and were then covered with these small tiles.
Photographed for the current exhibition Modern Times: the untold story of modernism in Australia, at the Powerhouse Museum.
Photography by Marinco Kojdanovski
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0
Text © Powerhouse Museum