There’s been some big construction, or preparation for construction, going on in Sydney on the way to my work. I’ve been driving past it for months but didn’t know what was going in there. Turns out the genius that designed the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum has designed a very cool piece of architecture for Sydney. Apart from the Opera House and a couple of other buildings here and there, I would say Sydney is lacking in creative, boundary pushing buildings.

Where Europe has multitudes of very old and very beautiful historical buildings already so has felt comfortable experimenting with new styles of architecture and some pretty adventurous buildings, Sydney is only 234 years old and we don’t have an architectural identity as it were. I do very much love the Opera House and our old Queen Victoria Building in the CBD, but that’s about it. This Tree House as it’s been names is bold. I honestly don’t know how much I like it yet, but I like it’s individuality. The difference between the organic, almost origami front and the flat metallic rear facade is really interesting too. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. It should make an interesting building to photograph too!