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Apr 15, 2010

KLEIN BOTTLE HOUSE BY MCBRIDE CHARLES RYAN

Looking at good architecture is a joy. Here, McBride Charles Ryan made the experience even more intriguing by basing his design for the Klein Bottle House on the Klein bottle. In mathematics, the Klein bottle is a non-orientable surface, informally, a surface with no identifiable 'inner' and 'outer' sides.



"This holiday house is situated on the Mornington Peninsula 1.5 hrs drive from Melbourne. It is located within the tee–tree on the sand dunes, a short distance from the wild 16th beach. From the outset MCR wanted a building that nestled within the tree line. That talked about journey and the playfulness of holiday time. What began as a spiral or shell like building developed into a more complex spiral, the Klein bottle. MCR were keen to be topologically true to the Klein bottle but it had to function as a home. We thought an origami version of the bottle would be achievable and hold some ironic fascination. (The resulting FC version also has a comforting relationship to the tradition of the Aussie cement sheet beach house)."


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2 comments: on "KLEIN BOTTLE HOUSE BY MCBRIDE CHARLES RYAN"

Anonymous said...

Nice!

KNQ Associates said...

We were initially put off by this concept about maths (who likes it anyway, ha?). But the beautiful form of this architecture more than makes up for that.