antony gibbon translates mobius strip surface into sculptural concrete house
 

antony gibbon translates mobius strip surface into sculptural concrete house

the work of architect antony gibbon is characterized by its exploratory formal qualities and its reclusive relationship with the natural environment. in his latest work, ‘mobius,’ gibbon investigates the mobius strip, an non-orientable mathematical surface made up of only one side. the architect explores this anomalous surface — with no inherent interior nor exterior — and the spatial consequences of its application as a residential building envelope in concrete.

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antony gibbon makes use of the mathematical form as a circular enclosure with a centralized, open-plan interior. while the concrete surface twists and peels upward, the space is conditioned by floor to ceiling glass doors which lead between the living space and a surrounding, crescent-shaped pool, wrapping between both sides of the house. at the center point of the space is a circular kitchen area directly beneath a sky light of the same diameter. a twisting stair hugs the strip, leading toward a roof terrace which caps the irregular envelope.

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  • I recently wrote a sci-fi mystery novel called: “TIME TRIP ON A MOEBIUS STRIP,” where a marine biologist travels into a timeless dimension riding upon a metal Moebius Strip inside of a giant nautilus shell in search of sixteen famous missing people of history…….This house is the kind of house this marine biologist would probably want to live in after his time travel little trip….He might even want to ride in a vehicle on this house’s roof if it was a complete moebius strip….

    D. Richard Lewis says:

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