From a tubular holiday home to the Balancing Barn, we’ve rounded 10 of the most impressive cantilevered houses from Dezeen’s archive.
This tubular holiday home cantilevers over a hill in Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.
Moscow’s chief architect Sergey Kuznetsov clad the 12-metre-long building in a continuous sheet of stainless steel and claims that its structure is held together using only six bolts.
Located in the Polish city of Katowice, Living-Garden House by architect Robert Konieczny includes a cantilevered upper storey
Set at 90 degrees to the house’s ground-level volume, the upper section is supported by a reflective podium designed to create an illusion that it isn’t supporting the structure.
Completed in 2010, the building balances on a central concrete core. The portion of the house that rests on the ground is made from heavier materials than the half that suspends in free space.
This wooden house in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, has a dramatic cantilever on its first floor that extends above the forest.
Japanese studio UID Architects created a hole at the end of the home’s cantilever to allow trees to grow through it.
This house on the top of a hill in New South Wales, Australia, was designed by Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson.
A pair of rooms, supported by angled pillars, cantilever over the hillside and include large windows that provide visitors with views of a nearby beach and bay.
Portuguese architect Aries Mateus designed this house in the country’s Monzaraz region to be largely concealed within the landscape and topped with a green roof.
Where the house protrudes from the hillside a cast concrete roof is cantilevered to form a canopy that shelters a window with views of the surrounding landscape.
House by the Sea in Israel has a cantilevered upper level that extends towards the Mediterranean Sea and houses a bedroom that offers coastal views.
Tel Aviv firm Pitsou Kedem Architects clad the house with stripy aluminium walls that create harsh shadows in the bright sun.
Designed by Students at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Little Rock house is formed of two cuboid structures stacked perpendicular to each other.
The house’s cantilevered upper storey is supported by a lightweight steel truss.
UF Haus in Bavaria by German studio SoHo Architektur has a cantilevered upper storey, partially supported by a V-shaped steel beam
Many of the materials used to build the home were left in their raw state, which is reflected in the property’s name – a German abbreviation of “unfinished.”
Designed so that every level of this three-storey house is accessible from the neighbouring ski run, Strawn + Sierralta’s Californian ski chalet features several cantilevers arranged at dramatic angles.
The holiday home, which can sleep up to 17 people, has large glass windows that offer panoramic views of its snowy surroundings.