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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

Major fugly.

Weird how Architect's think they can become good artists thru some magical osmosis (hey, I hold a pencil, a artist uses a pencil, bingobango, I must be an artist).
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Bayat: I bet you that the hoity-toity architect that designed it charged triple the price of a normal house, used twice the amount of normal materials necessary, and ended up with half the livable space. A bunch of slanty walls and ceilings make for a very disorienting experience, something I most would not want to live in. I hate modern design, it's always gaudy and sharp, with no real advantage over traditional design, and as I mentioned earlier - since it's so "trendy" is far more expensive. It's my opinion, I don't know why people get so bent out of shape when somebody doesn't agree with them.
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I would live in that house. I think it's neat that a design that simple and unembellished can effectively represent a concept as complex as the Klein bottle.
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nicholas. get laid, live a little and breathe. feels good, no? different may feel weird but eventually causes change...scared?
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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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