Cantilever construction allows for overhanging structures with no external bracing. Modern architects have used cantilevers in inventive and beautiful ways.

Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
Take a Modern British Holiday in a Gleaming Cantilevered Barn
Balancing Barn, a cantilevered rental house in England that sleeps eight guests, offers countryside views of both the ground and...
A Little Cabin Cantilevered Over a Rocky Ledge in the Mountains
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...
10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes
Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional...
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
This new retreat cantilevers over the Canadian forest for river views.
A Wing-Roofed Home in Georgia Perches Among the Trees
Cantilevered volumes of glass lift the residents of this modern Atlanta home high into an urban forest.
A Toshiko Mori-Designed Masterpiece in New York Wants $4.95M
About an hour north of Manhattan in Garrison, New York, this cantilevered residence opens up to idyllic surroundings.
Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin?
Adventure calls on this Norwegian island that hosts cantilevered glass cabins and endless possibilities for the explorer at heart.
A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus
A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.
An Incredible Cedar-Clad House Captures Views of the Sea and Forest
Sited on a sloping plot in Suffolk County, New York, this cantilevered house takes full advantage of its forest-meets-sea locale.
10 Works of Architecture That Reveal the Acrobatic Wonders of Concrete
The twists, turns, and cantilevers of these residences and public structures are due to the gravity-defying abilities of concrete.
A Hovering House in the Welsh Hills That You Can Call Your Own For a Week
With a section that hangs over a river, this four-bedroom vacation rental in Wales echoes Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater...
You Can Make a DIY Cardboard Chair This Weekend
Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman.
A Plea from New Orleans
I recently received an email from filmmaker Evan Mather, alerting me to his most recent—and urgent—project, which I thought I'd...
Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn
What has been dubbed the "Rapson Revival" began with the reintroduction of Ralph Rapson’s mid-century modern Rapid Rocker.
25 Homes With Exposed Wood Beams: Rustic to Modern
We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.
The One-of-a-Kind Home of the Late Architect John Black Lee Drops to $750K
For those on the market for a unique dwelling that was designed and inhabited by an iconic midcentury architect, feast your eyes...
Twin Houses on Tiny Lots Stretch Outward for Space
Linked by a modern version of a white picket fence, two near-identical houses in Los Angeles add space by extending beyond their...
Ski for All
In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.

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