High up n the terraced hills of Quebec’s Laurentian mountains, this beautiful home by Montreal-based firm Saucier + Perrotte has gained the nickname ‘The Cube’ among locals living in traditional ski chalets, but though the Lac Superieur Residence may contrast with existing structures, there’s admiration in that gaze. The streamlined home features a glassed-in section in the middle that cantilevers out over the grass.
Not only do some of the private rooms within this stacked-cube structure by MPA Architetti extend past the facade, a stunning infinity pool does the same from the top level. Overlooking Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the Lomocubes building features 12 luxury apartments and a spacious penthouse for the lucky top-floor dweller.
The great room of this Massachusetts home by Boston architect Warren Schwartz floats 14 feet off the ground, the glass tip acting as a lookout point. The cantilevered portion is counterbalanced by a hidden concrete basement tucked into the hillside. Photos: Eirik Johnson for The Wall Street Journal
Located in the middle of urban Tokyo, the stacked glass cubes of Roppongi Nouen Farm by ON Design turn food production into an architectural statement, lifting the vegetable beds to mimic the proportions of adjacent skyscrapers. The produce is served in a nearby restaurant.