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One-storey house with a ddark metal structure cantilevering over bushes

Ten residential buildings with cantilevered hovering volumes

Featuring houses that reach daringly out over steep bluffs and a T-shaped home in Sweden, this roundup collects 10 of the most dramatic cantilevered buildings recently published on Dezeen.

Cloud House by Bauen
Photo by Federico Cairoli

Casa Himmel, Paraguay, by Bauen

Nestled in the forests of Guaira, Paraguay, Casa Himmel features three concrete walls projecting out over the site's lush, hilly landscape.

According to architecture studio Bauen, the glass and steel structure was manufactured in 60 days and assembled in only seven.

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The Nova Residence by Harding Huebner
Photo by Keith Isaacs

The Nova Residence, USA, by Harding Huebner

Located in Asheville in northern California, The Nova Residence includes a cantilevered steel structure that allows it to lean out over a wooded slope.

The L-shaped, two-storey home was designed by US studio Harding Huebner and is made up of rectilinear volumes topped with a low, overhanging rooftop.

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Casa Encoique by Izquierdo Lehmann
Photo by Cristóbal Palma

Casa Encoique, Chile, by Izquierdo Lehmann

Designed by Izquierdo Lehmann, Casa Encoique includes wood-clad en-suite bedrooms that cantilever out from a circular glass pavilion, which sits within a forest.

Located near Lago Ranco in southern Chile, the building is attached via a concrete walkway to an existing holiday home, allowing the site to accommodate multiple generations.

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Wabi-sabi house in Utah
Photo by Matt Winquist

Wabi Sabi Residence, USA, by Sparano + Mooney Architecture

Wabi Sabi Residence is clad in blackened-cedar and includes two envelopes that slide over a canyon outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

Designed by US studio Sparano + Mooney Architecture, the three-bedroom home's floor-to-ceiling glazed end levitate over the ranch's natural landscape.

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One-storey house with a ddark metal structure cantilevering over bushes
Photo by Frank Lynen

CH73 House, Mexico, by LBR&A

CH73 House, designed by LBR&A, includes a dramatic cantilever overlooking a sloping site located within Mexico City's Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood.

The residence is designed to "break the imposed paradigms of construction" in a site where development has reportedly had a detrimental effect on the natural landscape.

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View up to Hub of Huts by NOA at South Tyrol hotel
Photo by Alex Filz

Hub of Huts, Italy, by Network of Architecture

The Hub of Huts wellness centre, designed by international architecture studio Network of Architecture, is informed by reflections in water.

Part of the Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol, it resembles an upside-down village held in mid-air by tree-like columns.

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Olancha Drive house
Photo by Taiyo Wantanabe/Marcia Prentice

Olancha Drive, USA, by Anonymous Architects

Los Angeles-based The Olancha Drive house by US studio Anonymous Architects features a concrete plinth that cantilevers off the site's steep angle.

The 1,000-square-foot (93 square metre) building balances on friction piles driven into the earth.

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T House by Spridd
Photo by Mikael Olsson

T House, Sweden, by Spridd

This T-shaped house by Stockholm architecture studio Spridd is covered in raked concrete and slotted into a sloped site on the island of Nacka in Stockholm.

The central body of the house fits between the surrounding rocks and expands outwards at its top storey, forming two cantilevered structures that house an open-plan living space.

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House on a Bay
Photo by Paul Warchol

House on a Bay, USA, by Elliott Architects

Maine-based Elliott Architects created a seaside house that includes a dramatic, cantilevered volume stretching towards the ocean.

The upper volume sits astride a similarly proportioned rectilinear ground floor and is supported by stilts at either end.

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Caddy Shack by Olson Kundig
Photo by Aaron Leitz

Caddy Shack, USA, by Olson Kundig

The rusted steel-clad Caddy Shack by US practice Olson Kundig includes a stilt system that enables it to hover above a suburban neighbourhood.

Located in Austin, Texas, the building's cantilevered deck contains both a swimming pool and hot tub.

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