Published on: January 17, 2011

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Dezeen’s top ten: cantilevers

These are examples of buildings that have large areas projecting horizontally into space and are supported or anchored on only one end (cantilevers).  

MVRDV’s Balancing Barn holiday home with a 15 meter cantilever (above, bottom left)


1: in first place is this mountain-top viewing platform above an Austrian glacier by Astearchitecture.


2: this museum overlooking Mexico City by Rojkind Arquitectos and BIG is in second place.

3: Herzog & de Meuron’s Vitra House comes in third.

4: Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts in Rome is fourth most-popular.

Torreagüera Vivienda Atresada by Xpiral

5: our fifth most-clicked story about a cantilevered building is this Spanish house by Javier Peña of Xpiral.

Balancing Barn by MVRDV and Mole Architects

6: MVRDV and Mole Architects’ Balancing Barn holiday home is sixth most-popular.

7: the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec by OMA is in seventh place.

Mountains and dzn_Opening House by Eastern Desighn Office

8: next up is this studio over a Japanese house by EASTERN Design Office.


9: this art museum designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au to perch above the city of Calabria in Italy is in ninth place.

154 Ha-Yarkon Street by Ron Arad

10: at number ten is Ron Arad’s apartment block for 154 Ha-Yarkon Street in Tel Aviv.

More stories about cantilevered builldings here.

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