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

10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes
Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.
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...
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.
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.
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 Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus
A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.
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.
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.
This Cedar-Wrapped Cabin Mimics its Natural Surroundings With Ease
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Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home
Modern yet sensitive to its historic context, the 3,000-square-foot Pink House sits perfectly in a setting of traditional homes...
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...
This Austin Home Was Designed to Showcase a Vintage Car Collection
Austin-based firm Matt Fajkus Architecture designs a two-level garage and residence with a ground-floor space that was built to...
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
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...

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