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41 Examples of Hovering Homes

From Metallic Barn Abodes to Hilltop-Hovering Havens

— April 25, 2014 — Art & Design
Hovering homes are not just for people living in areas with poor drainage systems and flash floods. Now, architects are integrating various forms of suspended architecture to give clients a sense of awe when laying eyes on their abodes for the first time. These examples are nothing short of stunning.

The Iporanga House for example is tucked away in Brazil near Sao Paulo, and is located within a rainforest. The brief from the client was quite demanding given the circumstances, as there was a limited area for building, but he also wanted it quite spacious with five rooms. In the end, the architects used a multi-level approach to ensure the building was still roomy, yet within the space constraints.
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Public Gallery Abodes
Public Gallery Abodes
This Unusual Home Features a Gallery That's Open to the Public
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Suspended Writing Studios
Suspended Writing Studios
Blank Studio Designs a Hideaway for Artists
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Mountain-Inspired Abodes
Mountain-Inspired Abodes
This Japanese Hipped Roof House Mimics a Local Mountain
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Hovering Space-Like Homes
Hovering Space-Like Homes
Nagayama’s Katsutadai is the Answer to Dense Urbanity by Stacking
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Lush Open-Air Homes
Lush Open-Air Homes
The One Tree Hill House in Singapore Blends Indoor & Outdoor Spaces
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Suspended Blue Cabins
Suspended Blue Cabins
The Offbeat 'House on a Tree' Public Installation in Warsaw
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Metallic Barn Abodes
Metallic Barn Abodes
This Contemporary Residence is Utilitarian and Aesthetic
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Hovering House-Sandwiched Cabins
Hovering House-Sandwiched Cabins
'Bridging Home' by Do-Ho Suh Connects Buildings
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Transparent Floating Structures
Transparent Floating Structures
The Grand Pinklao Project by Office AT Sits High Above Ground
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Geometric Oceanside Abodes
Geometric Oceanside Abodes
This All-Glass Villa is Chic and Offers Mesmerizing Views
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Hilltop-Hovering Havens
Hilltop-Hovering Havens
The Grant Maggs Architects Maribyrnong House is Airy and Angular
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River-Ensconced Hideaways
River-Ensconced Hideaways
The Kaweah Falls Retreat Home Incorporates Living Over a Lake
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Sliding Sectioned Stories
Sliding Sectioned Stories
Home Concept With Floating and Moveable Floors
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Sleek Suspended Architecture
Sleek Suspended Architecture
The Hover House by Glen Irani Architects Floats Above Ground
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Flight-Inspired Abodes
Flight-Inspired Abodes
The Aviator's Villa by Urban Office Architecture is Made for a Pilot
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Nifty Nature-Hanging Homes
Nifty Nature-Hanging Homes
The Tower is an Imaginative Home That Let’s You Hang Among the Pl
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Hovering Japanese Houses
Hovering Japanese Houses
Apollo Architects Create a Tranquil Oasis in a Crowded Neighborhood
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Hovering Rainforest Villas
Hovering Rainforest Villas
The Iporanga House by Nitsche Arquitectos Associados is Lavish
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Elevated Eco Homes
Elevated Eco Homes
GLUCK+'s Tower House Residence Treads Lightly on the Land
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Hovering Indestructible Homes
Hovering Indestructible Homes
The Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects Withstands Cyclones
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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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Shipping Container Extensions
Shipping Container Extensions
Rose Park Residence Gets a Makeover by Dimitty Andersen Architects
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Ivory Shoreline Fortresses
Ivory Shoreline Fortresses
The Oslob House by Erazo Inciong Designs has a Breathtaking View
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Hanging Hillside Homes
Hanging Hillside Homes
The Balancing Barn is an Amazing Cliff Hanger Abode (UPDATE)
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Floating Lawns
Floating Lawns
The Sprout House by Studio Archi Farm has a Unique, Elevated Lawn
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Suspended Blockitecture
Suspended Blockitecture
The S House Concept Takes a New Shape to Modern Living
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Balancing Abodes
Balancing Abodes
The BC House is Living on the Edge
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Pixelating Public Architecture
Pixelating Public Architecture
CASIS Headquarters Embodies an Alien Style to Suit its Function
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Windowless Cubed Houses
Windowless Cubed Houses
A Skylight-Only Abode in Obama Japan by Suppose Design
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Nouveau-Retro Nature Homes
Nouveau-Retro Nature Homes
The Bar House by Peter Gluck & Partners Hides in a Valley
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Hovering Ecotopias
Hovering Ecotopias
The Shimizu Corporation Green Float Cities are Completely Self-Sufficient
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Window-Loving Forest Homes
Window-Loving Forest Homes
The BR House by Marcio Kogan Lets Your Enjoy the Scenery
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Floating Underground Villas
Floating Underground Villas
'Plot #35' of the Ordos Project Has Floating Extensions
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Cliffhanger Homes
Cliffhanger Homes
The Warren Schwartz Vacation Home Floats Off the Mountainside
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Frankenstein Eco Residences
Frankenstein Eco Residences
The Recycled Materials Cottage Contains Materials from Other Houses
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Responsive Silicone Residences
Responsive Silicone Residences
The Birds Island Home is an Innovative Eco Architecture Proposal
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Hovering Hillside Homes
Hovering Hillside Homes
The 'Passage House' is a Japanese Weekend Getaway Property by TNA
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Stacked Box Architecture
Stacked Box Architecture
Marcio Kogan Creates The T-Shaped Osler House
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Sloping Hillside Homes
Sloping Hillside Homes
The Courtyard House by Hutchison and Maul is Magnificent
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Heavy Hovering Dwellings
Heavy Hovering Dwellings
The Casa en Pocafarina Seems Impossibly Suspended in Solid Concrete
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Hovering Arboreal Architecture
Hovering Arboreal Architecture
The HP Tree House by mmp Architects is Easily Maintained
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Suspended Nature Hideouts
Suspended Nature Hideouts
The Cocoon was Created for Nature Lovers to Leisurely Lounge In
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Suspended Spherical Campers
Suspended Spherical Campers
The Orb Shaped Tree Tent Dwelling by Luminair Remixes Tree Houses
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Cantilevered Wooden Cabins
Cantilevered Wooden Cabins
Utriai Residence Holds an Impossible Position Lifted Up from the Lawn
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Glass-Walled Homes
Glass-Walled Homes
Hollywood Hills Estate Maximizes Stunning Skyline Views
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