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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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...
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
This new retreat cantilevers over the Canadian forest for river views.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Photo of the Week: Pitch Perfect in Portland
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
TKR by Atelier Salt
TKR is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Atelier Salt.
A City Home Grows Without Gobbling Up its Garden
An 1885 house in Montreal dips a little into its backyard for spare space.
FAHOUSE by Jean Verville
FAHOUSE is a minimal residence located in Quebec, Canada, designed by Jean Verville.

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