A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest in Massachusetts, even as it hovers abovea 20-foot drop-off. Its south face is almost entirely glass, but a roof canopy limits solar gain. “We sit on the deck all afternoon watching the trees, and the time just flies by,” says resident Maricela Salas.
Teeland Architects designed this modern home on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in order to maximize views of the Pacific Ocean to the east as well as the surrounding forest to the north. Located on a steep site with limited suitable building ground, the firm decided to cantilever the home over the hillside, which has the effect of helping the structure blend in with the landscape.
Occupying a footprint of just 110 square feet, this Scottish artist's studio finds smart ways to maximize space. Central to this undertaking is the studio’s cantilever, which appears to float over the stream. The cantilever affords the studio more internal volume, while occupying no greater footprint below.
Inspired by the small scale of Japanese residences, architect Andrew Simpson designed his own 538-square-foot home, set into a wooded site in Island Bay, a coastal suburb outside Wellington, New Zealand. The home extends into outdoor panoramas, especially from the ground floor, where a westward-facing deck cantilevers out into the lush landscape.
Set to open January 31, 2016, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's new 83,000 square-foot building will include 25,000 square feet of gallery space, two theaters, four study centers, a reading room, an art-making lab, numerous gathering areas, and a café (seen here) that's cantilevered over the main entrance.