Could you ever see yourself living in a house suspended above the ocean with only the side of a cliff for support?
Well, the Victoria, Australia based “Modscape“, have come up with this creative conceptual design after a couple approached them for design options for a holiday home in an extreme parcel of land. So instead of building their peace of architecture on top of the parcel, they decided to use the side of the cliff to create their masterpiece.
According to Modscape, the design that was entitled the Cliff House, is a theoretical response inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship, a concept was developed for a modular home to hang off the side of a cliff as opposed to sitting on top of it. The home is visualized as a natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape, creating an absolute connection with the ocean.
As the design itself would make conventional construction prohibitive, the concept utilizes Modscape’s modular design and prefabrication technologies to deliver a series of stacked modules that are anchored into the cliff face using engineered steel pins. Entry to the home is through a carport on the top floor, where a lift vertically connects the user through each of the descending living spaces.
Internally, the living spaces feature minimalistic furnishings to ensure that the transcendent views of the ocean and the unique spatial experience of the location remain the integral focal point of the design.