Egg-citing Architecture : design elements


Egg-citing Architecture

categories Architecture, Special days    

Mumbai, The Cybertecture Egg, architecture: James Law Cybertecture, photo: via archdaily

China, Shenzhen, The Tiley Opera House, photo: via flickr

China, The Bei­jing Opera House, photo: Reuters via dysturb

London, 30 St Mary Axe Building, architecture: Norman Foster, photo: via flickr

the world’s largest Ukrainian Easter egg stands 31.6 feet high in Canada, photo: via flickr


45 Kommentare zu “Egg-citing Architecture”

  1. cabbagerose am 22.04.2011 um 10:55 Uhr 

    how clever! great post…

  2. Diana Mieczan am 22.04.2011 um 13:28 Uhr 

    Oh my goodness, those places are incredible. I would love to see the Bei­jing Opera House in person. Amazing! Happy Friday, darling and happy Easter:)

  3. maureen am 22.04.2011 um 14:16 Uhr 

    very clever!! I would love to see the interiors of some of these buildings….

  4. Relatable Style am 22.04.2011 um 14:38 Uhr 

    LOL, the first one looks like London’s gherkin toppled over ;-)

    Relatable Style

  5. Stacey am 22.04.2011 um 15:57 Uhr 

    Love the title and post! Happy Easter! XX

  6. Aubrey am 22.04.2011 um 16:37 Uhr 

    I couldn’t help but “crack up” at this one! I know, that was a terrible pun…but seriously my first reaction was to just laugh! So perfect for the Easter weekend, hope you have a great one!

  7. Olya Nikol am 22.04.2011 um 16:46 Uhr 

    Interesting post!:) Have a great weekend, ~ xoxo

  8. Style Maniac am 22.04.2011 um 16:46 Uhr 

    The most original Easter post I’ve seen! Very fun. Hope you have a lovely holiday.

  9. Style Maniac am 22.04.2011 um 16:47 Uhr 

    The most original Easter post I’ve ever seen! Hee hee, very cute. Have a lovely holiday, Maria.

  10. am 22.04.2011 um 17:51 Uhr 

    Amazing architectures! I am in love with the Beijing Opera House. It looks like it’s floating on/ surrounded by water. Would love to visit some of these places one day!

    Happy Easter!


  11. mary jo am 22.04.2011 um 19:02 Uhr 

    Loving these eggs! I’m obsessed with the China opera house–it’s high on my list of places I want to visit! Wishing you a happy and relaxing easter weekend Maria!

    xoxo Mary Jo

  12. Emilie am 22.04.2011 um 20:17 Uhr 


  13. Tesca am 22.04.2011 um 21:08 Uhr 

    Wow, was für spacige Riesen-Ostereier… Ich wünsche dir ein zauberhaftes Osterwochenende!
    Liebe Grüße

  14. Becky D@Kings Down Road am 22.04.2011 um 21:19 Uhr 

    Amazing!! Happy Easter, and thanks for stopping by! :)

  15. 1 Funky Woman am 22.04.2011 um 21:22 Uhr 

    Of course there are buildings and sculptures in the shapes of Eggs out there. Actually I did not know that. I wonder when the US will get one? Fun post!


    Have a Happy Easter!

  16. Barbara@HausDesign am 22.04.2011 um 22:03 Uhr 

    Very cool idea for an original Easter post! I wasn’t aware of some of these so thanks for the eye opener. Frohe Ostern!!!

  17. George am 23.04.2011 um 00:04 Uhr 

    I really like the Ukrainian Easter egg, but the buildings are marvelous. I like them all, but I think the picture of the Beijing Opera House is my favorite.

  18. cafenoHut am 23.04.2011 um 00:36 Uhr 

    These are unique. I would like to see every one.
    enjoy your weekend and happy easter.

  19. SizzleandZoom am 23.04.2011 um 01:28 Uhr 

    Very clever and original post. Love the photos.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  20. Stephie am 23.04.2011 um 03:14 Uhr 

    Super cool Maria! Happy Easter to you and thanks for the pun – I was waiting for someone to do it!

    Hugs, Stephie x

  21. Dr. tarik farooq am 23.04.2011 um 08:32 Uhr 

    These kind of post are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content so I happy to find many good point here in the post, writing is simply great, thank you for the post

  22. Rowaida Flayhan am 23.04.2011 um 09:22 Uhr 

    This is a beautiful and interesting post. Happy Easter wish you a blessed and wonderful weekend.

  23. Reshma am 23.04.2011 um 15:01 Uhr 

    Oh What lovely finds! Pinteresting it!

  24. Danielle@freshquince am 23.04.2011 um 16:08 Uhr 

    Just brilliant…I’ve never seen any of these places. An egg is such a unique shape and I don’t believe I would have ever thought to use it as inspiration for architecture, but the effect is brilliant! Thanks for sharing and I wish you a happy love filled Easter as well! xx Danielle

  25. meenal @ maison marigold am 23.04.2011 um 20:24 Uhr 

    Wow..what great finds, Maria!! happy easter to you too!! xx meenal

  26. FAY HART FLORENCE ITALY am 24.04.2011 um 01:40 Uhr 

    thy are ALL eggquisite ! happy easter greetings Fay xx

  27. Tereza am 24.04.2011 um 01:44 Uhr 

    Hi, Maria!
    It’s not secret that I love all your posts, but this one is off-beat.
    I wonder how interesting could be to have a long talk with the creative minds who designed these buildings.
    A happy and blessed aster to you and your family.

  28. Julie am 24.04.2011 um 05:00 Uhr 

    Hi Maria
    Great selection of egg-citing architecture you’ve found here..

    Wishing you and your family a safe and happy easter.. xxx Julie

  29. Quer am 24.04.2011 um 07:46 Uhr 

    Ei, Ei, Ei, danke!
    Und schöne Ostern auch!

  30. megi am 24.04.2011 um 08:29 Uhr 

    Mila Maria,
    molja te da mi prostisch,che tolkova otdavna ne sam ti pisala.Njamam izvinenie.Sledih redovno vsichkite ti publikazii.Natrupanite vpechatlenija bih mogla da izrazja s edna duma-grandiozno!!!

  31. florence am 25.04.2011 um 00:30 Uhr 

    la foto de la opera de Pekín es preciosa, y la casa-huevo de Mumbai es totalmente original!!

  32. fishfish am 25.04.2011 um 23:54 Uhr 

    Nice post for Easter :D Didn’t know there were actually so many buildings looking like eggs.

  33. Linda [the young curator] am 26.04.2011 um 09:23 Uhr 

    what sweet egg structures!

    i wonder if they would fit in the beijing olympics birds nest stadium ;]

  34. Joan am 27.04.2011 um 22:49 Uhr 

    Very cool egg designed buildings! The opera house in China looks so beautiful and the Ukrainian Easter egg is cool! Great post, check out also 3D Rendering

  35. Susan am 28.04.2011 um 05:39 Uhr 

    Great images!

    A couple of them remind me of Chicago’s “Cloud Gate”, while not technically egg-shaped (it’s nickname is “The Bean”), could easily fit in this theme:

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