This holiday beach home design is based on that concept of fluidity and movement as well as breaking the boundaries of conventional residential architecture.
Situated directly behind 16th beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, two hours from Melbourne, and surrounded by sand dunes and beaches, here is the house dubbed The Klein Bottle. The team started working with the idea of a spiral and built the house with floor plan that follows natural topographic curves, thus the unusual house plan unfolds like a piece of origami. The architects from McBride Charles Ryan were inspired by the beauty and the perversity by the origami version of the Klein bottle. They thought of accommodation or ‘rooms’ inserted like objects within the bottle and chose the topology of the spiral as a pivotal point in the project.
Beach cottage house
They found the Klein bottle house as the perfect fit to the constraints of the site, and a way to bring series of new relationships between the traditional components of the home. They found the shape and structure appealing like new architecture of the computer age that hold the promise of new form and spatial sequence.
Understanding architecture as a beautiful abstract idea, that when carefully selected and developed can suddenly seem completely natural, is architects’ concept. Besides that they carefully considered where the building should be located, its relationship to the prevailing winds, and possible points of entry, topography and vegetation. The whole project is a mixture between high-tech development and natural approach. The project required extensive use of 3d software for both its development and execution.
Beach cottage home
The beach cottage home is largely steel framed, yet lightweight structure, largely clad in cement and metal sheet, while large cavities between the external and internal cladding allow packing with bulk insulation. This eco sustainable cottage design incorporates also a water harvesting system, double-glazed thermal windows, and a central courtyard that creates cooling and cross ventilation. McBride Charles Ryan