Afraid Of Heights? Then This Super-Modern Cliffside House Isn’t For You

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Can you have a house that”s severe, modern, and stark while still being breathtaking and luxurious? According to Greek architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos of OPA Works, you certainly can. The pair have created designs for a home called Casa Brutale, a home built inside a sheer cliff face overlooking the Aegean Sea.

The exposed concrete and geometric forms of this house were created in what”s called the Brutalist style of architecture, which features a lot of massive, heavy forms and industrial materials. However, it”s also an interpretation of the surrounding landscape, and was inspired by the nurturing qualities of the Earth.

The whole house is nestled right into the rocks of the cliff.

The whole house is nestled right into the rocks of the cliff.

The glass front looks right out over the sea — and the sharp drop below.

On top of the house (at ground level), there”s a pool. The pool also has a glass side, so you can feel like you”re swimming into infinity.

On top of the house (at ground level), there

And it”s high up.

And it

Like, really high up.

Like, <em>really</em> high up.

The pool above the house allows natural light to flood the home, and also acts as an insulating barrier.

The pool above the house allows natural light to flood the home, and also acts as an insulating barrier.

Because the house is underground, the walls are also insulated against the elements, staying cool during the day and warm at night.

The interior is kept minimal.

The interior is kept minimal.

There”s a mezzanine level for sleeping.

The pool above creates beautiful, moving patterns of light in the living space below.

The pool above creates beautiful, moving patterns of light in the living space below.

From inside, you can see a stunning view of the ocean.

From inside, you can see a stunning view of the ocean.

Hello up there!

Hello up there!

Casa Brutale at night. The interior is exposed, but you won”t have to worry about prying eyes out here.

Casa Brutale at night. The interior is exposed, but you won

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Vassiliou and Kampouropoulos describe their design as “a geometrical translation of the landscape” that seeks to create a harmonious balance between humans and the land. Right now, Casa Brutale is still in its concept phase, meaning it has yet to be built. So if you”ve been looking for a seaside beach house, perhaps in the Aegean, let Casa Brutale stay on your mind.

You can see more of OPA Works” projects on their website and Facebook.

There”s plenty of interesting architecture, new and old, all over the world. Take a look:

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