'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride
'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride 'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride
oct 23, 2008

'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride

the klein bottle house is located in rye, australia and designed by rob mcbride. the unusual home design was conceptually derived by its namesake: the klein bottle. this 19th century invention is used to describe a form which has no distinguishable inside or outside. the architects also wanted to move away from the paradigm of designing buildings based on orthogonal methods and instead embrace the complexity inherent with computer aided design (cad). while the design embraced mathematics and digital design it also references the vernacular australian cement sheet beach house. the house recently won the harold desbrowe-annear award in architecture. it is made from concrete sheets and black metal, which are both folded and twisted to create the multitude of angles.

http://www.mcbridecharlesryan.com.au 'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride

'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride

'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride

'the klein bottle house' by rob mcbride

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
503,120 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine