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.
Treehouse Solling a two-story tower by Baumraum is located in Uslar North Germany. Its clever roof structure was formed using curving sheets of zinc and incorporates a skylight – perfect for stargazing. Designed by Finnish architecture studio Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy the two-story Villa Musu portrays an almost organic form naturally flowing and blending with the surrounding landscape. Its gently rounded roof has a bean-like configuration when viewed from above.
BT House in Sao Paulo Brazil was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres for the architect himself. A house of blocks one large concrete volume rests atop two two equally large brickwork slabs. This house in Ishikiri is a somewhat unusual and cleverly chaotic three-story family home in Osaka Japan. The top floor master bedroom incorporates a cantilevered balcony area.
Do not be fooled by the name though as this secondary dwelling can be used by other members of the family as well and is often turned into a guest house or a home studio/office space. Located in the beautiful suburb of The Gap this lovely one-bedroom granny flat was designed by Baahouse + Baastudio.
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.
With an expansive roof that stretches towards the shoreline the “House of the Infinite” conjures a sense of infinity its form embracing the endless Atlantic Ocean and horizon beyond. Sited in Cádiz Spain and designed by architect Alberto Campo Baeza the entire structure was built using a beautiful white travertine stone that sparkles in the warm sun.
For those who haven’t heard of the term it is a self-contained home that provides separate living quarters for the elders in the family. Located on the same lot as the main home these detached structures offer privacy for everyone involved while bringing the entire family together.