Hover House: Striking Suspended ‘Landscape Cube’ Design


Charged with creating something at the intersection of art and architecture, entrants in this design competition created paintings, panels and sculptures, but one individual thought even further beyond the canvass box and concrete forms.

Marcelo Ertorteguy submitted a piece that is at once far-fetched and down-to-earth. It is a kind of conceptual proposition – a hovering home at the intersection of nature and technology, composed of supporting cranes on either side and a carved block of soil suspended between them.

There is far more fantasy than reality to this design – it is not meant to work in the physical world on any particular level, and could not be constructed as such. The ‘house’ portion exists in limbo between the various elements, and shifts from one drawing or rendering to the next.

Despite having such fictional roots, it is hard not to wonder what it would be like to live in such a place – amorphous, mobile and changeable like a Salvador Dali painting.

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