Monday, February 18, 2008

Klein Bottle House



From YankoDesign.com comes this radically designed house...

"Is it a bottle in front of me, or a frontal lobotomy? Anyway you look at this mind blowing wonder of math and the space-time continuum, the Klein Bottle House by architects McBride Charles Ryan, is stunning. For us right-brain thinkers; in Mathematics, the “Klein Bottle” is a non-orientable surface, i.e., a surface (a two-dimensionaltopological space) with no distinction between the “inside” and “outside” surfaces. That being said and hopefully understood, this vacation home located just a few clicks outside Melbourne, Australia beautifully reflects a deep desire to mess with both sides of our brains. By constantly challenging our sense of perception, depth, linear orientation, interior/exterior space and pretty much any notion of what a dwelling should look like, the architects have successfully created a space that is surprisingly inviting and warm. Now can someone please show me to the door?"

Architect: McBride Charles Ryan [ Photo by John Gollings ]

For more angles of this awesome home... Alternate Design From Down Under

All I can say is, "Wow, when can I move in?"

15 comments:

Brooke said...

That's cool! I'd love to see the inside of that thing!

jan said...

Love it...so much better than the boxes we all live in.

puchoo said...

nope.... they are not trying to say anything along those lines at all..what they are trying to say is "Chilled beer"....classic Indian english !

The Merry Widow said...

Inside out is right! LOL! It is interesting, but I can understand why it is a vacation home, not an every day 'living' one!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Eyes said...

It's making me dizzy....

Mike said...

I'm confused. Will the bathroom demand the skills of a contortionist?

cube said...

It certainly defies convention. I wouldn't want to live in it unless I had a really high fence all around.

nanc said...

i don't like sharp corners...

Anonymous said...

nanc: You must prefer right angles then, over obtuse or acute ones. Come to think of it, right angles do have a nice ring to them ;-)

cube said...

What the heck just happened? That last anonymous comment was mine!

Anonymous said...

Sorry cube, that house just doesn't do it for me.
Give me an old Australian Colonial homestead any day!
Besides, I'd be a bit worried about making it to the bedroom after a couple of beers!
I don't like sharp corners either Nanc.

Kathy

nanc said...

no, i like round things.

*8)

...except for cubes!

Jen said...

Ooh, that's really neat!

cube said...

yhtak: lol! I hear you.

nanc: I'm personally annoyed by spheres. They roll around & never stand still ;-)

jen: I know, but building it must've been a daunting experience.

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