The winner of the 2008 Australian Institute of Architects Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture, the Klein Bottle House is a holiday house located on the Mornington Peninsula. The place is approximately an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The unusual home design is generated from a mathematical model. The “Klein Bottle” in mathematics is a non-orientable surface (a surface with no distinction between the “inside” and “outside”). The house revolves around a central courtyard, a grand regal stair connecting all the levels. The carefully sculpted, angled space of the living area is both a revelation and a delight. Being experimental gives house a bit futuristic look. Red colored interior spaces and contemporary furniture just makes that look stronger.
As noted by the National Architecture Awards jury “the overall perception of the house is one of a distinctive new language for domestic architecture, a language that draws from mathematics to develop an architecture of excitement, intrigue and new possibilities.”