This unique home referred to as the “Balancing Barn” is a joint collaboration between MVRDV and Mole Architects. 50% of the barn is in free space, with the section that sits on the ground constructed using heavier materials than the cantilevered section. The house is located in Suffolk, England.
Notice the cool swing.
[quote]The Barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and natural setting. The traditional barn shape and reflective metal sheeting take their references from the local building vernacular. In this sense the Balancing Barn aims to live up to its educational goal in re-evaluating the countryside and making modern architecture accessible. Additionally, it is both a restful and exciting holiday home. Furnished to a high standard of comfort and elegance, set in a quintessentially English landscape, it engages its temporary inhabitants in an experience. [/quote]
You can book a stay at the balancing barn here.