I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

By Adam Clark Estes on at

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 be brutal, too, by the way.

[OPA via Designboom]

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

I Want to Live Inside This House Hidden In This Cliff

All images via OPA