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37 Pieces of Cliffside Architecture

From Deluxe Cliffside Villas to Cubic Mountain Shacks

— March 29, 2014 — Eco
From cliffside villas to shacks perched on top of precarious mountains, these abodes are not made for the faint of heart. If individuals can get over any fears of heights, these pieces will provide amazing inspiration for potential housing designs.

The Moon Shadow villa is located in Koh Samui in Thailand, and looks out over an ocean view. Visitors can relax in the infinity pool, and take in the surroundings of this cliffside location. Even if you are afraid of heights, you can still enjoy everything by sitting further back from the edge. Other designs seem to be a bit more precarious on the edge of various rock faces, but so far none have reached a deadly demise. With the right structure and design, these cliffside villas would make for an ideal vacation spot.
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Futuristic Mountain Climber Platforms
Futuristic Mountain Climber Platforms
Hanging Hotel by Margot Krasojevic is a Suspended Walkway
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Functional Cliffside Structures
Functional Cliffside Structures
The Architectural Element Improves Ribadeo Tourism Transportation
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Gravity-Defying Abodes
Gravity-Defying Abodes
The House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos is for Thrill Seekers
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Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Polyhedra by Axis Mundi Lets You Live on the Edge
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Cliffside Kids' Abodes
Cliffside Kids' Abodes
The Hill Hut is a Picturesque Children's Villa
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Kiwi Countryside Pads
Kiwi Countryside Pads
The Yates Residence Was Designed With Family in Mind
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Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
The 'Nettleton' 195 House is Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa
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Deluxe Cliffside Villas
Deluxe Cliffside Villas
This Luxury Villa is the Perfect Retreat from Everyday Life
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Cliffhanging Green Roofs
Cliffhanging Green Roofs
The UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine Contours With Its Landscape
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Boxy Cantilevered Cabins
Boxy Cantilevered Cabins
The Compact Cliff House Affords a Remarkably Expansive Experience
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Cliff-Hanging Houses
Cliff-Hanging Houses
‘House Holman' is a Daring Epic Oceanside Mansion
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Cliff-Hanging Shelters
Cliff-Hanging Shelters
The Visitor's Center by Nuno Ribeiro Lopes Tests Your Fear of Heights
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Cubic Cliffside Shacks
Cubic Cliffside Shacks
The Panorama and WMR Home in Chile Sits Atop a Mountain
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Dual Facade Residences
Dual Facade Residences
The Two Hulls House is Like a Pair of Nature-Viewing Binoculars
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Cliffside Museum Concepts
Cliffside Museum Concepts
Charlotte Wilson Reimagines an Old Bunker for a Women of War Museum
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Alpine Pod Homes
Alpine Pod Homes
Refuge Gervasutti Gives Climbers a Safe and Comfortable Shelter 9,300 Feet Up
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Cliff-Hanging Cantilever Museums
Cliff-Hanging Cantilever Museums
The Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architects is Extreme
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Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
The Nettleton 195 House is Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa
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Cliff Hanger Homes
Cliff Hanger Homes
The Hanging Barn is Perfect for Overextended Vacations
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Spaceship Cliffside Cabins
Spaceship Cliffside Cabins
Infinity Pavilion by Margot Krasojevic is a Modern Mountain Perch
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Spanish Cliffside Abodes
Spanish Cliffside Abodes
The 'Casa Nuria Amat' by Jordi Garces is Nestled on Exotic Terrain
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Cliff-Clinging Treehouses
Cliff-Clinging Treehouses
'The Sanctuary' from Artur Nesterenko is Built for Explorers
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Modern Fortress Houses
Modern Fortress Houses
The Mediterranean Pearl by Spainville is Impressively Imposing
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Contemporary Luxury Chalets
Contemporary Luxury Chalets
Acacia Cliffs Lodge Offers a Warm Stay with a Cool Design and Setting
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Cliffhanger Homes
Cliffhanger Homes
The Warren Schwartz Vacation Home Floats Off the Mountainside
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Magnificent Mountainside Hotels
Magnificent Mountainside Hotels
Pimalai Resort and Spa is a Breathtaking Cliffside Retreat
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Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
The 'Sphere Hotel'
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Cliff-Hanging Cottages
Cliff-Hanging Cottages
The Greg Wright Architects ‘Las Palmeras’ Home is Mysterious
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Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Nettleton 198 by SAOTA is a Beautiful South African Sanctuary
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Undulating Cliffside Cabins
Undulating Cliffside Cabins
Mountain House by VDMMA is an Architectural Response to Topography
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Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
The Vicino House by Forma Design Group is an LEED Platinum Abode
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Extravagant Cliff Dwellings
Extravagant Cliff Dwellings
The Fall House Becomes One with the Landscape
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Cliffside Architecture
Cliffside Architecture
Peru's Lefevre House Lives on the Edge of Desert & Ocean
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Panoramic Alpine Abodes
Panoramic Alpine Abodes
The AABE AIBS House is a Remarkable Mountain Retreat
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Individualized Hilltop Hideaways
Individualized Hilltop Hideaways
Intimate Architecture by David Garcia Studio Overlooks Vineyards
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Cliffhanger Hotels
Cliffhanger Hotels
The Hilton Pattaya Hotel Reaches to the Ends of the Earth in Luxury
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Boxy Container Abodes
Boxy Container Abodes
The Karaka Bay House by Stevens Lawson Architects is Full of Character
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