Klein Bottle House

Photo: John Gollings

Behold the Klein Bottle House by Australian architects McBride Charles Ryan. What is a Klein Bottle?

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?

Link - via Limited Fun

Previously on Neatorama: Knitted Klein Bottle Hat and Mobius Strip Scarf

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This is architecture of the absurd (there is a book of the same that is fun to read about such places). If you look at some of the greatest architectural houses such as Wright's Falling Water, they are not absurd and sometimes economical to build (one the FLW's obessions was to make economical houses). This house is 2 dimensional like a Klien surface - I wish architects would get over "being artistic" and instead being creative.
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