Modern living on the edge
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Modscape suggests ambitious residence to private clients with unusual parcel of land
This conceptual house by Modscape takes living to the edge, literally. Designed for a couple as a holiday retreat, the four-storey house is attached to the face of a cliff and suspended high above the ocean in Victoria, Australia. The impetus for the project was to explore design options for an extreme parcel of coastal land in Australia.
The 285 sq m home is treated as a natural extension of the cliff rather than an addition to the landscape. It utilizes Modscape’s modular design and prefabrication technologies to deliver a series of stacked modules that are anchored into the rock face using engineered steel pins.
Entry to the home is through a rooftop carport and access to the house is provided by a lift that descends four storeys to connect all floors. The interiors are kept sparce to ensure that the dramatic views of the ocean and the unique spatial experience remains the foc