Besonías Almeida Arquitectos creates board-marked concrete summer house

Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos has completed a holiday home in a seaside resort south of the Argentinian capital, with walls and overhanging roofs. Impressed by their previous work, the client tasked the studio led by architects María Victoria Besonías and Guillermo de Almeida with designing a property in the coastal Costa Esmerelda resort that had

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Headland House by Atelier Andy Carson features cantilevered rooms looking out to sea

A series of extruded volumes face specific views of the coastline and farmland surrounding this house in New South Wales, Australia. Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson designed Headland House for Beau Neilson – the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson – and her husband. The couple’s brief for the property stated

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Cantilevered roof extends from Palm Springs guardhouse by Studio AR+D

Los Angeles firm Studio AR+D has built a weathering steel-clad guardhouse for a new neighbourhood in Palm Springs, with cantilevers that form a roof over a parking spot and large boulder. Desert Palisades Guardhouse forms a security checkpoint for a residential area under construction in the Californian desert city. The expansive views of Chino Canyon

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Californian ski chalet by Strawn+Sierralta draws inspiration from the slopes

Dramatic cantilevers form ski-on terraces in this slope-side retreat in Squaw Valley, California, that was recently completed by Chicago-based architects Strawn+Sierralta. The three-storey property is nestled into the terrain so that every level is accessible directly from Squaw Valley’s main run. “The home is utilized by a large extended family and a constellation of friends

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Glazed atrium connects white sides of Halifax home by Omar Gandhi Architect

Halifax-based Omar Gandhi Architect has built a three-storey home in the city, featuring two white-clad volumes with a double-height space sandwiched in the middle. Syncline is located in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and sits adjacent to Point Pleasant Park with views overlooking the city’s Northwest Arm inlet. The residence is named after a

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Andrea Lenardin Madden adds cantilevering extension to midcentury LA residence

For a 1950s home in Los Angeles’ elite Bel Air neighbourhood, architect Andrea Lenardin Madden has added an angular volume with floor-to-ceiling glass that extends over the landscape. The project entailed restoring and expanding the Ward House, a landmarked residence designed by Rodney Walker, a notable midcentury-modern architect who conceived several Case Study Houses. Built

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Robert Hutchison’s Cantilever House projects towards Seattle harbour

Panoramic views of Seattle’s harbour are afforded from the overhanging rear of this house, completed by American firm Robert Hutchison Architecture. The two-storey Cantilever House is located on a lot that the clients have lived on for 15 years, originally in a small bungalow. Apart from its convenient location to the University of Seattle and downtown,

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Desai Chia’s Michigan Lake House features a roof that cantilevers over a patio

New York firm Desai Chia Architects has built a home on Lake Michigan with blackened timber walls and a roof that extends out to shelter an outdoor seating area. Michigan Lake House is located in the state’s Leelanau County, an area known for its crystal clear waters and sand dunes. Desai Chia Architects collaborated with local firm Environment Architects

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Holiday home by Masato Sekiya cantilevers over a river bank in Nara Prefecture

Masato Sekiya’s firm Planet Creations has completed a concrete weekend house, which cantilevers six metres over a rocky ledge in Japan’s Omine mountain range. Located in Tenkawa village, 600 metres above sea level, the site is surrounded by the Omine mountain range. The house, which was designed as a holiday villa for a doctor and his wife, protrude out from the

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Windowless facade obscures seaside home in Kanagawa by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Windowless concrete walls obscure the view from one side of this home designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, while glazing and a cantilevering infinity pool make the most of sea vistas from the other. The residence’s street-facing northern facade is composed of three white boxes that have no openings, with only

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RCA graduate proposes low-cost cantilevered homes to combat housing crisis

This captioned movie explores a proposal by RCA graduate Llywelyn James to tackle London’s housing crisis by building 100-metre-long cantilevered structures on the city’s undeveloped brownfield sites. Watch more one-minute movies › 

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Cheng + Franco cantilevers trio of Corten-clad volumes from rural Peruvian house

This countryside house in Peru by Lima-based studio Cheng + Franco Arquitectos features three volumes clad in perforated Corten steel that cantilever above a grassy bridleway. Cheng + Franco Arquitectos designed Casa N in the South American country’s northern coastal region of Piura. The home is located on a 24-acre-site occupied by a farm for breeding and training horses, and provides the

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Luxury Manhattan apartment tower by S9 Architecture cantilevers over low-rise neighbour

The unusual massing of this 21-storey residential building by US firm S9 Architecture responds to development rights that were purchased for airspace next to the New York tower. The condominium tower, called 160 East 22nd Street, is located in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park district. Encompassing 116,000 square feet (10,776 square metres), the building contains 84 luxury apartments and ground-floor

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Concrete volumes cantilever and twist to provide mountain views from South Korean holiday resort

This cluster of holiday apartments in South Korea’s Gangwon region feature angular concrete and glass volumes that thrust outwards from a sloping site to ensure optimal views. Architect Heesoo Kwak and his Seoul-based studio IDMM Architects designed U Retreat for a site in the Sari-gol valley, which is bordered by steep cliffs. The dramatic scenery

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Multiple mezzanines are connected by an open stair in Delution Architect’s Jakarta house

A staircase connecting a series of split levels ascends through a void at the centre of this house in Jakarta, which features a cantilevered upper storey that projects over the entrance. Splow (Split-Grow) House was designed by local studio Delution Architect for a plot on a residential street in the Tebet subdistrict of the Indonesian

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Movie shows climbers’ shelter by OFIS being airlifted into remote Alpine spot

In this movie, Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti shows how the tiny Alpine cabin it designed for climbers was helicoptered into its precarious mountain-top position.  OFIS Arhitekti designed the Kanin Winter Cabin to withstand extreme weather conditions on Mount Kanin and was commissioned by the Slovenian Mountaineer Association. The cabin measures just less than 10 square metres but is designed to sleep

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Three blackened-wood huts cantilever from mountain restaurant by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak

A trio of glass-fronted gables project from this mountain restaurant that architects Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak have designed for skiers in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Italian architects Pichler and Mikolajcak designed the Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant for the Oberholz ski resort. Set on a small mound, it has its own direct connection to the ski slope. Located at 2000 metres in

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Hamptons home by Bates Masi features cantilevering upper floor

American firm Bates Masi + Architects took cues from a historic lifeguard station while designing this cedar-clad dwelling on Long Island, New York. Called Atlantic, the home is located in the Hamptons hamlet of Amagansett and is just steps from the beach. Its design was influenced by a US Life-Saving Service station across the street, which

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Ström Architects completes contemporary bungalow that eschews “staid” retirement home model

One end of this larch-clad retirement residence in the English countryside by Ström Architects cantilevers over a wall to protect a parking spot for a vintage car. Magnus Ström’s Hampshire-based studio designed the house for a couple wanting to retire to a picturesque wooded site near the coastal town of Swanage in Dorset. The designs first featured on Dezeen three

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Snøhetta adds crinkled stainless-steel extension to 1960s museum in Norway

Snøhetta has extended the Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema in Norway with a cantilevering cube covered in a layer of crinkled and polished stainless steel. The extension is the second addition Snøhetta has created for the Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehamer Cinema, having previously created an exhibition space for the 1960s building by Norwegian architect Erling Viksjø 22 years ago. The firm’s new

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Glazed block cantilevers over reflecting pool at Brasília offices by Mira Arquitetos

A metal and glass volume containing offices rests on a concrete base that encloses a public courtyard at this headquarters for the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brasília. The 10, 488-square-metre office block was designed by São Paulo studio Mira Arquitetos for the independent organisation, which represents local municipalities to Brazil’s federal government and the national

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Glass-bottomed pool by NOA projects out from Alpine hotel

A glazed panel in the base of this cantilevered swimming pool by architecture studio NOA gives bathers dramatic views of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. NOA created the 25-metre-long pool for Hotel Hubertus, a holiday resort for skiers and hikers in the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is located at the foot of Kronplatz mountain with impressive views of the surrounding Dolomites

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Precarious Alpine shelter by OFIS offers shelter to Slovenian climbers

This tiny aluminium-clad cabin by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti cantilevers over the edge of a mountain on the Slovenian-Italian border. OFIS Arhitekti worked with local structural engineers CBD to develop the Kanin Winter Cabin, which is designed to resist extreme weather conditions on its exposed site on Mount Kanin. The Slovenian studio – which is featured on the Dezeen Hot List as

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Modernist-inspired house in Tel Aviv features glazed walls and cantilevered upper storey

A pair of concrete and glass volumes are stacked at right angles to form a cantilever sheltering a pool terrace at this family home in Tel Aviv, designed by Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem. Dual House is located in a neighbourhood just north of central Tel Aviv and was designed by Israeli studios Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem Architects. The

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Architecture students create prefab Cantilever House in Arkansas

Students at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design have designed and built a prefabricated house in Little Rock, Arkansas, from two modules stacked perpendicularly to one another (+ slideshow). The Cantilever House was created as an “affordable” prefab residence and constructed for $136,000 (£101,000) – $136 per square foot. It was produced by More

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Studio Dwell embeds River View House into a sloped site in Illinois

US firm Studio Dwell has created an aluminium-clad home in northern Illinois that features a cantilevering terrace and a front door located on the upper storey (+ slideshow). Encompassing 4,000 square feet (372 square metres), the River View House is located on a riverside property in Wayne, Illinois. The town features a mix of housing More

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Double-sided tape secures cladding to LA residence by Studio Pali Fekete

Los Angeles architecture firm Studio Pali Fekete has used double-sided sticky tape to affix the cladding panels to this home for an executive of adhesives company 3M (+ slideshow). For the construction of Double-Stick Residence, the studio took the opportunity to use one of the adhesive products by 3M – which makes everything from post-it More

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ACDF Architecture creates Quebec holiday home with a cantilevered living room

Montreal studio ACDF Architecture has completed a Quebec house featuring a wood store built into its facade and a living room contained within a glass box that projects over the garden (+ slideshow). The Blanche Chalet is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, a quaint town in the scenic Charlevoix region that sits along the Saint Lawrence River. The village is More

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to fund restoration of abandoned Miami Marine Stadium

Heineken and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are hosting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the resurrection of a 1960s Miami stadium designed by Cuban architect Hilario Candela. Called Save Your Seat, the Indiegogo campaign aims to raise money for the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium – a 6,566-seat waterfront sports venue that has sat More

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Jean Verville creates black fairytale-like cottage in a Quebec forest

Jean Verville Architecte has designed cabin in rural Quebec with dark metal cladding and pointy roofs that “seems to emerge from a children’s story” (+ slideshow). The holiday dwelling is situated on a gently sloping site in a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, a region in southeastern Quebec. Its name, Fahouse, is derived from the More

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Angular concrete slabs frame Brazilian house Casa Bosques

Brazilian firm Studio Colnaghi Arquitetura has completed a house in Xangrilá, Brazil, featuring a concrete-framed games room that projects out over a poolside terrace (+ slideshow). Locally based Studio Colnaghi Arquitetura designed Casa Bosques as a holiday home with plenty of opportunities for family and friends to socialise. As a result, the property contains several large open areas, both inside and out. Glazed walls allow these spaces to open out to More

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OMA’s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion doubles the size of Quebec art museum

Architecture studio OMA has completed its extension to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, which features a stack of stepped galleries and a protruding, angular staircase. The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion – named after the chair of the museum’s board of directors – is due to open tomorrow in Quebec’s Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. OMA’s New York More

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Huge slender canopy shelters passengers at Santa Pola Bus Station

Architects Manuel Lillo and Emilio Vicedo have completed a bus station in the Spanish town of Santa Pola, featuring a huge metal roof that tapers to form very thin edges on each side (+ slideshow). Lillo and Vicedo, both based in nearby Alicante, collaborated to design the facility, which is located alongside a busy roundabout at the More

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Iranian house by New Wave Architecture is made up of three irregularly stacked boxes

A trio of volumes are stacked one on top of each other to form this hillside residence near Tehran by New Wave Architecture, but each one is angled towards a different view (+ slideshow).  The Iranian practice designed Mosha House for a structural engineer and his family, for a steeply sloping plot facing the Alborz mountain range. To make the most of the More

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Timber and granite residence by Sforza Seilern stands on a rocky slab above an African dam

This home and recording studio for a musician perches between overhanging slabs on a huge boulder overlooking a dam in east Africa (+ slideshow). Gota Dam Residence: A House on a Rock is designed by Sforza Seilern Architects – a collaboration between London-based practices Studio Seilern Architects and Muzia Sforza Architecture. The 1,500-square-metre dwelling is sandwiched between two More

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MVRDV and COBE complete Roskilde rock museum dressed with golden studs

MVRDV and COBE pay tribute to the trashy glamour of rock and roll with this rock music museum in Denmark, which features a golden studded exterior and an auditorium that appears to defy gravity (+ slideshow). Located in Roskilde, home of Denmark’s biggest music festival, the Ragnarock museum provides a new attraction for rock music fans amongst the More

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Alex Hogrefe’s conceptual retreat cuts into a remote Icelandic clifftop

Architectural visualiser Alex Hogrefe has imagined a precarious concrete retreat cut into the edge of a remote clifftop in Iceland, as part of a series of tutorials in creating renderings (+ slideshow). Hogrefe designed the building to allow him to demonstrate some of the visualisation techniques he uses in his work, focusing on lighting, texture and “atmosphere”. He presents the images on his website More

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Ennead completes Pennsylvania museum wing that cantilevers over the landscape

New York-based Ennead Architects has completed a renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, adding a zinc-clad volume that juts out from the facade (+ slideshow). Established in 1959, the museum is located in the town of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh. The museum is dedicated to American art, with More

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Clavel Arquitectos creates extreme concrete cantilever for Crossed House in Spain

The upper storey of this concrete house by Clavel Arquitectos cantilevers out from the lower story by 10 metres, stretching towards mountain views in Spain’s Murcia region (+ slideshow). The residence is set within an area of Molina de Segura that is expected to become densely developed in the coming years. So Manuel Clavel Rojo’s studio sought to create a More

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Retractable sunscreen sheaths glazed cantilever at Ventus House

A sliding screen can reveal or conceal a glass office that cantilevers from the concave face of this concept house by American studio Fixd Architecture/Design (+ slideshow). The cantilevered office space is a “nostalgic nod” to the glazed box that features in Frank Gehry’s 1984 Venice Beach residence for the screenwriter and director Bill Norton, said architect Todd Fix​. The fully More

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Steel grid covers double cantilevered building for the University of Luxembourg

This multipurpose building at the University of Luxembourg combines an 18-storey tower with a horizontal volume that cantilevers at both ends (+ slideshow). Global architecture firm Baumschlager Eberle and local office Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes collaborated on the design of the Maison du Savoir building, which provides a focal point at the centre of the university’s […]

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Arctic exploration cabins by Snorre Stinessen cantilever over the Norwegian shoreline

These glass and timber holiday cabins by Norwegian architect Snorre Stinessen overhang the coastline of Norway’s Manshausen Island, providing a base for Arctic Circle explorers (+ slideshow). The four cabins sit on the edge of the 22-hectare island, which is part of the Steigen archipelago in northern Norway. The island once had a thriving fishing industry, but outdoor […]

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Pitsou Kedem’s House by the Sea features stripy aluminium walls and a cantilevered bedroom

Horizontal slits create lines of shadow across the facades of this beachfront house in Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architects, which has a cantilevered upper storey that projects towards the Mediterranean Sea (+slideshow). The property was designed by Pitsou Kedem’s Tel-Aviv studio for a couple and their three children, and is located in the northern Israeli village of Shavei Tzion, […]

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Seung H-Sang clads South Korean mountain house in pre-rusted steel

Orange-hued panels of weathering steel encase the upper storey of this house in South Korea, which is elevated above the treetops of its mountain forest setting (+ slideshow). Korean architect Seung H-Sang, director of Seoul-based studio Iroje Architects & Planners, designed the secluded house for a plot among a fir forest and botanical gardens in Gunwi, a […]

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Cantilevered timber house by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes overlooks Barcelona mountains

A long strip of glazing runs along the front of this cantilevered Spanish house by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, giving the two siblings who inhabit it views of a mountain range near Barcelona (+ slideshow). The two sisters commissioned Barcelona studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes to design the timber house named Casa LLP, which looks out over the Collserola mountains […]

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GMP Architekten’s ballet facility features materials that reference its industrial setting

An overhanging upper storey clad in concrete panels leans out over the glazed entrance of this ballet rehearsal building, added to a former transportation hub in the German city of Düsseldorf (+ slideshow). The three-storey building designed by Hamburg office GMP Architekten for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ballet company is located in Düsseldorf’s Bilk district, […]

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Alma-nac skews upper level of Split House to capture best view of the sea

The top of this house for two former politicians near Hastings, England, has been angled and cantilevered to capture views of the sea and provide a covered parking space beneath (+ slideshow). Split House by London-based architecture firm Alma-nac replaces a 1950s bungalow and dilapidated barn in the village of Fairlight, on England’s south coast. […]

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Invermay House by Moloney Architects extends out from a rural Australian hillside

The timber-clad end of this house near the Australian city of Ballarat cantilevers over the edge of a concrete block base to provide impressive countryside views from the main living space (+ slideshow). The house is situated in the Invermay district to the north of the city and was designed by local office Moloney Architects for a family of six who […]

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Nestlé Waters’ Beirut office is top heavy to allow space for trucks to pass by

The top two floors of this office for Nestlé Waters in Beirut projects out by 15 metres to create a clear route below for trucks to access the warehouse next door (+ slideshow). Beirut-based architects Bernard Mallat and Walid Zeidan collaborated to design the new headquarters for bottled water company Nestlé Waters – a division of the […]

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Canadian forest retreat by Christopher Simmonds stretches out towards lake views

The upper storey of this forest house near Ottawa projects out from the landscape, creating a cantilevered living room offering views through the trees towards a nearby lake (+ slideshow). The property is located in the Val-des-Monts district to the north of the Canadian capital and was designed by local studio Christopher Simmonds Architect as a retreat for […]

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Cantilevered concrete box houses poolside bar at weekend retreat in Belo Horizonte

Brazilian studios BCMF and MACh have added a cantilevered bar and sunken gallery to a private residential complex on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which perches on a hillside overlooking the surrounding valleys (+ slideshow). The Bar-Pool-Gallery was designed and built in just three months to provide communal facilities for the Casa Cor retreat in […]

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Fly Out House balances on a concrete wall to avoid overlooking a busy road

This timber-framed house by architect Tatsuyuki Takagi is raised up by a cantilevered concrete slab, keeping it away from a busy road in Toyohashi, Japan (+ slideshow). The cantilevered volume provides a two-storey-tall living space for the family home called Fly Out, which was designed by the Tokyo-based architect for a couple and their young […]

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Höweler + Yoon’s Bridge House accommodates three generations of a family

The trio of aluminium-clad blocks that make up this Virginia residence by Höweler + Yoon Architecture are arranged in a bridge-like formation, providing three generations of a family with separate living spaces (+ slideshow). Boston-based Höweler + Yoon Architecture designed the property for a site between a suburban development and a wooded ravine in McLean, Virginia. The house is conceived as three separate volumes […]

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Parisian nursery by Samuel Delmas resembles a pile of irregularly stacked boxes

This Paris nursery by French architect Samuel Delmas looks like a pile of stacked boxes, featuring a facade of aluminium louvres and colourful enamelled glass (+ slideshow). Paris-based A+ Samuel Delmas was commissioned by the local council to design the kindergarten for the Paris suburb of Asnières sur Seine. It is named Stacked and Crossed Views, after the staggered arrangement of blocks that […]

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Beach House by Dualchas Architects stretches out towards the seafront

This holiday home in the Scottish Highlands by Glasgow-based Dualchas Architects features a glazed base that hugs a gravelly slope and a cantilevered upper level that stretches out towards the sea (+ slideshow). Beach House is a rental holiday home designed by Dualchas Architects for a rugged plot that slopes down to a stretch of sandy beach in Morar, a region on the west coast […]

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Christian von Düring completes a house designed to function like a bridge

Tasked with designing a house that doesn’t take over its whole site, Swiss architect Christian von Düring created a timber-clad upper storey that straddles two smaller ground-level structures (+ slideshow). Located in the Swiss town of Tannay, the residence was designed by Geneva-based Christian von Düring for a family. The brief was to maximise the spatial potential of a relatively narrow suburban plot, without compromising the […]

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Casa 367 sits above the treetops of a hillside in Argentina

The top floor of this hillside house in Argentina extends out over the treetops to offer residents a vantage point over the surrounding town (+ slideshow). Argentinian architect Mateo Ponce de León designed Casa 367 for Mendiolaza, a town just outside the city of Córdoba. The glass and concrete residence is situated near the top of a hill, so its design was […]

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Denton Corker Marshall’s “mysterious black box” is Australia’s new Venice biennale pavilion

With the 2015 Venice Art Biennale kicking off next month, architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall has unveiled the new pavilion Australia will now use for its exhibitions – an austere black box looming over a canal (+ slideshow). Denton Corker Marshall was granted the rare privilege of adding a new pavilion to the Giardini, one of the […]

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Mirrors emphasise the cantilever of Robert Konieczny’s Living-Garden House

The cantilevered upper storey of this house in Katowice, Poland, looks even more dramatic than it really is – because the podium that supports it is camouflaged behind a wall of mirrors (+ slideshow). Architect Robert Konieczny – whose past designs include a fortress-like home featuring thick shutters and a drawbridge – designed the home for a young family residing […]

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Five houses by Carlos Ciravegna cantilever out from a rocky hillside in Argentina

These five houses in Córdoba, Argentina, each feature two wings that stretch away from the hillside to seek out the best light and views (+ slideshow). Designed by young Argentinian architect Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna, the houses are lined up in a row that follows the topography of the site. Each building has one end rooted in the landscape […]
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Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley is made up of four stacked shipping containers

A balcony shaded by steel fins projects from the upper storey of this house in Northern Ireland, which architect and farmer Patrick Bradley built using four old shipping containers (+ slideshow). Patrick Bradley developed Grillagh Water House for a picturesque site on his own farm near the town of Maghera, taking advantage of local legislation that allows […]
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Sergei Tchoban designs 30-metre-long cantilever for Russia’s Milan Expo pavilion

The entrance to the Russian national pavilion at this year’s World Expo will be sheltered beneath a 30-metre-long cantilevered canopy that visitors can walk on (+ slideshow). A team led by Russian architect Sergei Tchoban has developed a pavilion intended to celebrate Russian engineering – by adding an expansive floating entrance canopy with a curving mirrored underside and a roof garden above. […]
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Halifax library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen comprises four stacked blocks

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects stacked up boxy volumes with different dimensions and cladding finishes to create this library in Halifax, Canada (+ slideshow). Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects collaborated with local office Fowler Bauld & Mitchell on the design for the Halifax Central Library after winning a 2010 international competition for the redevelopment of the city […]
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