Illustration of the Spherical Solution

Latchkey and Australian Broadcasting Corporation2015

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

In this animation, the principle of the Spherical Solution is demonstrated, describing how the various forms of the roof elements of the Sydney Opera House are derived from differing divisions of the surface of a sphere. Each profile is mirrored to complete the individual vaulted shells. Footage of Utzon, courtesy of the 1962 film 'Design 218' copyright ABC TV.

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  • Title: Illustration of the Spherical Solution
  • Creator: Latchkey and Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Location: Sydney, Australia