Frank Lloyd Wright knew how to build headline-grabbing houses. His most famous, Fallingwater, was completed in 1939. Its vast concrete cantilevers — rigid structures that extend horizontally from a vertical “anchor”— project 5 m over and 19 m along a waterfall in the Pennsylvanian forest. Always guaranteed to make an impression, cantilevering offers the perfect opportunity to marry great design and functionality and therefore has its actual revival in modern architecture. With engineers involved in the design of the building from the very beginning a number of contemporary architects champion cantilevered living today. luxurydefined, the online magazine of Christie’s International Real Estate, shows some impressive architectural examples of cantilevered buildings from modern times.
Cantilevers—Where Architecture Meets Engineering.