Designed by architect Flavio Castro Planalto Paulista is a residence in São Paulo Brazil whose structure is arranged across two perpendicular volumes where the top is projecting over the bottom. Bold and brash the home strikes an elegant and handsome profile.
This cabin in Blairgowrie Australia is by Maddison Architects and according to their notes on the space “Its supporting pre-fabricated skeletal frame appears influenced by the prevailing wind forces that shape the surrounding Moonah trees. The roof directly reflects the internal volume and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.”
Located in Austin the was originally built in the 1970s with a ramp-like entryway that stretched 25 feet down from the street level to the living area below. When time came to revamp and redesign this old dreary structure into a cool contemporary residence the architects used a fabulous rooftop garden as the entrance to the house which sits elegantly at the street level. This new entrance offers ample privacy while giving the home sweeping views of Lake Austin from the newly built 160’-long cantilevered deck.
This modular German cabin by allergutendinge can be disassembled and reassembled so it can be transported from one location to another. There’s a dining area on the first floor and a sleeping loft in the middle. The top opens to the sky.
Currently under construction The Quest is a stunning midcentury-esque single-story dwelling designed by Ström Architects for two retired clients. Sited in Swanage UK the cantilevered home is a nod to contemporary modernism.
The “Lift” house in Sendai Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates features a stark and protruding geometric overhang. Slots in the front-facing facade allow views onto the street whilst maintaining the privacy of the home’s residents.
These with cantilevered and overhanging volumes each have a unique physicality and definition of form. At times appearing to defy gravity they have been imagined in a manner that respects the surrounding area and offers a heightened sense of living to their residents.