Cliff House in Australia

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Cliff House in Australia

Ocean Property Concept Design in Australia – by Modscape, architects

10 Sep 2014

Cliff House

Location: Australia

Design: Modscape

Concept House in Australia

A five storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape.

Cliff House

Entitled the Cliff House, the design is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for extreme parcels of coastal land in Australia.

Inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship, a concept was developed for a modular home to hang off the side of a cliff as opposed to sitting on top of it.

Cliff House

The home is visualised as a natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape, creating an absolute connection with the ocean.

As the design itself would make conventional construction prohibitive, the concept utilises Modscape’s modular design and prefabrication technologies to deliver a series of stacked modules that are anchored into the cliff face using engineered steel pins.

Cliff House

Entry to the home is through a carport on the top floor, where a lift vertically connects the user through each of the descending living spaces.

Internally, the living spaces feature minimalistic furnishings to ensure that the transcendent views of the ocean and the unique spatial experience of the location remain the integral focal point of the design.

Cliff House

Cliff House – Building Information

Architects: Modscape
Year: 2014
Area: 285 sqm / 3067 sqft
Number of modules: 5
Images © Modscape

Cliff House

Cliff House images / information from Modscape


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