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.