Extreme Cantilevered Home Dominating A Hillside Landscape in Croatia [Video]

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With on floor dramatically overhanging the other, the Nest and Cave House designed by Idis Turato displays a very intriguing architecture. The residence overlooks the sea in the Opatija Riviera, Croatia and dominates the hillside landscape it is embedded in. With a total built area of 395,5 square meters, the project is divided into two levels, hinted by the two distinct looking volumes.

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According to the official description provided by the architects, “the house consists of an entrenched concrete bunker (the sleeping area) on which a steel spatial grid structure is placed and which elongates into a 17 meter long console. Despite it being constructed within a reductive registry of functions, with only two structural elements and with its apparent division into the sleeping and living area, the house creates a wondrous, ever shifting experience. The dislocated upper part and its hyper-trophic console express the quintessential tension of a Mediterranean house: the battle of the sun and the shadow“. Be sure to check out the video at the end of the post for a special home tour and let us know what you think!

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