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Over Water by Design Workshop

By Holly von Huene


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American architectural firm Design Workshop has created Over Water in Pune, India.

Completed in 2010, this contemporary cabin uses a cantilever beam construction, allowing it to float over the edge of a cliff.

Over Water by Design Workshop:

“To build on the lake surrounded by mountains is always a challenge, cause whatever one builds and however beautiful it may be it still takes away that much from nature.

The strategy then is to build a glass house perched on the land and providing privacy for the inhabitants, at the same time to make sure the lake view gets highlighted from inside for the inhabitants

The structure is wood steel and glass, supported on 2 RCC columns, perched like a bird on land.”

Photos by: Hemant Patil

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About Holly von Huene

Holly is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She has written for HomeDSGN for more than 3 years and contributed architecture, interior design and lifestyle content for a number of other publications, including DesignBoom, Apartment Therapy and ArchDaily. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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