CAIP Mapping

CAIP Mapping

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bird's Nest and mini Bird's Nests

[images via 163 & xinhuanet]
The lights on the plaza around the Bird's Nest, Beijing Olympics Stadium, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, are like mini Nests. According to Xinhua Net, they are amazingly showing up and corresponding to the big Nest. But the material of all the small Nests is just showing the exterior appearance of the imitation of the big one, and the section of the small lamps are with the same proportion as the big one. I am interested in who is the architect or landscape architect of all these mini nestles, and I don't think they are designed by H&deM.

It reminds me Galileo's discussion in his final treatise Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, intorno a due nuove scienze, 1638).

from Galileo Galilei, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (The Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences, Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, intorno à due nuove scienze, 1638)

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