Moebius House a super-sized strip of math wonder

If you've ever wanted to live in a mathematical head-scratcher, the Moebius House is the home for you.

Moebius House
This rendering shows the Moebius House in its natural habitat. Planning Korea

The Moebius House doesn't look or sound real. It's designed to be built on a Korean island in a forest growing on volcanic rock. It's inspired by the unending brain teaser known as a Mobius strip.

Design firm Planning Korea has tackled some creative projects in the past, including designs for a mega-bridge over the Han River and a cocoon-shaped house that looks like it could hide a giant insect inside. It's no wonder those same architects saw a Mobius strip as a good basis for a house.

The two-story Moebius House features tons of windows and a curved exterior shaped like the famous strip. This would be the perfect abode for a mathematician. Currently, details are sketchy on whether the structure is actually slated for construction.

Perhaps this unusual building will inspire a movement of houses based on mathematical anomalies and oddities. I would love to see some Fibonacci sequence flats or Poincare conjecture condos. I challenge architects to turn Fermat's Last Theorom into a mobile home design. That would make a Mobius-based house look pretty easy by comparison.

Moebius House model
A scale model of the Moebius House. Planning Korea

(Via Designboom)

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