cantilever

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cantilever

A beam or overhanging architectural element that is supported at only one end.The most common examples are bay windows and swimming pool diving boards.The most famous example is a balcony that seems to be suspended in the air above a waterfall at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania (www.paconserve.org/fallingwaterhome.htm).

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Despite the spectacular feat of one conference room cantilevering 5m out from the facade and the trajectory's handful of timidly projecting features, the external envelope is actually a dreaded Cartesian cage.
By cantilevering the structure across the street, instead of putting a structural support inside the residential tower, the architects economized on materials, time, and imposition on university life.
The ingeniously devised gates unfold like an arm, cantilevering out of a covered trough set in the ground.