Perth’s Billion-Dollar Opera House Looks Like A Rack Of Lamb

Perth’s Billion-Dollar Opera House Looks Like A Rack Of Lamb

The Sydney Opera House is as iconic as buildings get, making it just as good a source of inspiration as any. One designer wants to impart the same uniqueness to his own design for a similar structure in Perth, but with an added sense of being “sculpturally inside music”. Here is the result, though images of delicious, rosemary-dressed meat come to mind more than treble clefs.

The cost of the fictional building has been calculated at $1.2 billion and as interesting as it may look, Western Australia premier Colin Barnett has stated that it probably won’t see funding from the state, according to a story by the ABC’s Emma Wynne.

The design itself is the work of one Shane O’Riley, who reportedly took half-a-decade to put it together. The intended location is Elizabeth Quay, where there’s “a parcel of land earmarked” for cultural development.

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The ABC article goes on to quote Riley explaining that far from resembling a lack of lamb — or an echidna — the structure is meant to be a metaphor for music:

The design, Mr O’Riley said, was intended to be a metaphor for “what it feels like to be sculpturally inside music, without the experience of the sound”.

“The living embodiment is you being inside a musical instrument, a sculpture, something that is dynamic and inspirational,” he said.

You can see more images of the design over at Unique8 Design Studios.

[ABC]

Photos: Unique8 Design Studio