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10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes
Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.
Floating House, Lake Huron
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
This Japanese-Inspired House in Sydney Defies a Triangular Site
A challenging site prompts studioplusthree to get creative to bring light, views, and improved energy efficiency to this...
This Monolithic Concrete House Appears to Float Among the Trees
Located outside of Buenos Aires, the house rises above the forest floor on a single concrete pedestal.
An Epic Cantilevered Neutra House Hits the Market For $1.55M
Enjoy incredible views and the drama and glamour of a Richard Neutra design in this updated midcentury residence now on the...
This Double-Height Apartment in Barcelona Features Historic Details and a Floating Staircase
Two formerly separate levels are linked and combined into a double-height volume in this 1,464-square-foot apartment in...
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.
A Serene House For Artists Appears to Float in the Woods of Puget Sound
Designed to feel like a walk through the woods, this family home is exquisitely tailored to embrace forest vistas.
A Striking Black House Appears to Float in the New Zealand Mountains
Cantilevered atop a concrete foundation and wrapped in glass, Alpine Terrace House by Fearon Hay Architects hovers gently over...
Morphosis FLOAT House for NOLA
The Make It Right Foundation has gotten loads of press over the last few years, thanks in large part to its ultra-celebrity...
This Tree House Hotel in China Branches Out From a Spiral Staircase
Stacked, cantilevered rooms provide forest views and privacy for guests at this small hotel in the Qiyun Mountain area of China.
A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.
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 Compact House in Japan Is Defined by Dynamic Arches and Lush Courtyards
Arbol Design creates a tiny house in Osaka with a cantilevered front facade that appears to float above a garden floor.
This Radiant San Francisco Residence Hits the Market at $6.8M
Walls of glass, a full-length skylight, and a floating staircase keep this MAK Studio–designed house feeling sunny and airy.
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
Photo of the Week: Floating Concrete Staircase by Architect Arthur Erickson
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
This Couple Merrily Floats Along in Seattle
A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.
10 Dazzling Modern Staircases
Follow us step-by-step to 10 astounding modern staircases.