Cliffs are beautiful, terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. Can you imagine living inside of a glass house that was built inside of the edge of a cliff? This is what a couple of Greek architects are proposing.
Behold: Casa Brutale. This architectural concept is more or less a concrete box that’s nestled into the side of a cliff. For a roof and massive skylight, there’s a glass-bottomed pool on top. The designers, Open Platform for Architecture (OPA), would like to build the house on the high cliffs above the Aegean Sea with a towering glass wall that overlooks the ocean. In their own words, “Casa Brutale redefines the harmonious coexistence of human and nature in a poetic homage to pure Brutalism.”
Sounds fine to me. If I had the money, I would build this house in Greece and drive across a vast plain of dust in my European sports car and dive into my rooftop pool while gazing down into the guts of the Earth. But alas, I am just a blogger who lives inside a box built inside a larger box in a city full of boxes. That can also be brutal, by the way.