The cantilevered void house


[Image: What is it? Who knows. Though, as Mervyn Peake describes the buildings of Gormenghast: "Standing immobile throughout the day, these vivid objects, with their fantastic shadows on the wall behind them shifting and elongating hour by hour with the sun's rotation, exuded a kind of darkness for all their color." Cantilevered structures self-supported over the void. Via Archinect].

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Anonymous callmeoblomov said...

Boy, if that building doesn't look like it's about to get up and walk off, I don't know what does.

Seriously, though, it looks similar to a standalone manure-processing structure. Lots of dairy farms have 'em -- the huge overhang is where the dried-and-shredded manure gets sifted out of the mechanism, so it's easy to just drive up to the pile of processed manure and cart off however much you need. Normally, however, this would be attached to a cowbarn on the right end of the building in the picture.

June 13, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Don't run in the house, Jimmy!

June 13, 2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

callmeoblomov,

It does have a bit of that Baba Yaga's hut/Howl's Moving Castle vibe, doesn't it? Perhaps it is only attempting to mate with this house, by John Hejduk:

http://www.archandweb.com/interferenze/click/img/FOTO03.jpg

June 13, 2006 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Finlay said...

...And just down the road, we find the twins' tree, right? And the Prunesquallors, too? I would pay money to go to a recreation of the Gormenghast castle -- what a great idea.

June 14, 2006 12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I love this architecture.

June 14, 2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger peelitback said...

Re: Howl's Moving Castle

Exactly what I was thinking.

-N

June 14, 2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger EmpiresFall said...

Wonder how well that thing would do in a cat5 twister.

June 17, 2006 1:20 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Maybe it would stop the tornado outright... Anti-vortex architecture.

June 17, 2006 12:43 PM  

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