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The most important thing to know about the Triangle Cliff House design is that it wasn’t created for a client. Arndt’s firm Lichtect runs a bi-monthly design challenge, and this concept is Arndt’s personal response to the prompt requiring a home design for a fictional cliff. The artist went for the gusto with a structure that straddles the cliff’s edge, creating an amazing view from the lower level with floor-to-ceiling windows that gape out over a gorgeous mountain lake nestled in the valley below.

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With windows on three sides, the Triangle Cliff House would offer inhabitants a wide selection of vistas. So, if one tired of looking down into the ravine, a view of the greenery along the ridgeline would be waiting through an adjacent window. It is hard to imagine a scenario in which the cliff face would become unappealing, though, especially with the addition of a thin balcony along the cliff’s edge, protected by a waist-high glass wall.

Matthias Arndt, art, design concept, triangle cliff house, germany, cliffside homes, mountain cabin, design challenge, balcony, mountain views, floor-to-ceiling windows

The renderings only show off the exterior design of the building, leaving the interior layout and fittings to the imagination. The structure appears to be designed as a two- or three-story dwelling with a rather open floor plan. The lower level contains at minimum a sitting area and a kitchen, with an open staircase cutting through the space and leading to the upper floor.

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Images via Matthias Arndt/Lichtect