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].

8 thoughts on “The cantilevered void house”

  1. 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.

  2. …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.

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