After going viral last year, Casa Brutale, a conceptual architecture project built into a cliffside and topped with a glass-bottomed pool, found a client and is actually being constructed.
Casa Brutale, designed by Dutch & Greek firm OPA, is definitely not for people who are afraid of heights. More like a Bond villain's lair than any actual home, the brutalist structure was meant as an inversion of the 1937 Casa Malaparte in Capri designed by architect Adalberto Libera. And, like many of these conceptual projects, was never meant to be constructed.
"The whole project was designed for almost 4 months (March to July 2015) in order to 'break the internet,'" OPA founding partner Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou told Arch Daily. "We wanted to create a sensation in every possible way and through this project to actually showcase our platform as this project describes fully our aesthetics and design philosophy."
Someone definitely bought into the sensation. Casa Brutale has a site in Lebanon, with an elevation of over 5,000 feet, and is under construction.