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Thread: Cliff House in Nova Scotia

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    Default Cliff House in Nova Scotia

    Cliff House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is perched over a rocky outcrop

    This boxy wooden house by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects extends over the edge of a rocky outcrop on the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia.
    Only a small section of the house makes contact with the ground, as most of its body projects over the edge of the cliff towards the waterfront, supported underneath by a criss-crossing arrangement of steel I-beams.
    MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects designed Cliff House as a weekend getaway. It is intended to "heighten the experience of dwelling in landscape" by introducing a feeling of vertigo to its residents.

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    Ahh, funny and daring placement, but boring on the inside. Not sure my vertigo would let me live there.

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    fantastic exterior and i love the surroundings. what we can see of the interior sucks though.
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    Love the setting, it's dreamy

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    A nice cliff ruined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    A nice cliff ruined.
    My thoughts exactly. A stupid, awkward little box scarring that beautiful pastel landscape. It looks like garbage.
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