Careful! This crazy concrete home could make you seasick. Carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, Casa Brutale is a brutalist building reminiscent of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples, Italy, except it's volumetrically inverted. The monolithic underground structure has a roof-mounted swimming pool that acts as a translucent ceiling, and a view that will definitely unsettle the faint-hearted.
The sea-facing front of the structure is completely transparent and provides unique views of the sea. The glass-paneled balcony at the bottom of the house is accessible via a stairwell that runs all the way from the entrance.
The unclad house has clean forms, raw concrete surfaces and spaces that also blend into the cliff face. The large skylight placed above the main living quarters is actually a swimming pool made from reinforced glass. Except for the main glass surface facing the sea, it is the only other opening that brings natural light into the house. The water diffuses the sunlight creating a fantastic atmosphere and is visible from the bed, also made from cast concrete.