While the footprint and overall form of the Capitol Hill Residence were shaped by the restrictions of the site, the architectural and mechanical systems at work define the aesthetic.The minimal foundation sits within the footprint of the previous house, while the upper floors cantilever off the foundation as if to float above the front entry water feature and surrounding landscape.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.
Meshing gracefully with its surroundings, this modern cabin seems to rise up out of the ground. The cantilevered floors follow the line and scope of the surrounding landscape. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
The cantilevered second level of this modern cabin creates a roof over the patio making it easy to enjoy even in less-than-perfect weather. Sliding glass doors and a small balcony open the top story up to the forest views. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
Day or night, the stunning wood finish selected for this modern cabin's exterior gives off a rich, warm glow. Walls of windows throughout the home let the space take in the full expanse of the forest views and swimming pool. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
The Autohaus is a home in Austin, Texas, that was designed as both a car collectors’ garage and a residence. The main bedroom is part of a 20-foot cantilever that seems to float above an open area that can be used for gatherings and automobile display.
A cantilevered spa above the lower pools makes for a spectacular visual. From here, guests can take in the full scope of this outdoor space and see how the landscape architects used different paths and stairs to connect the various areas.
Easily maintained landscaping and pair of comfy chairs create a relaxing spot on this cement patio. The home's midcentury modern design is evident in its cantilevered roof and walls of glass. Star decor completes the look.
The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space — a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the roof.