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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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The building's design was still at concept stage when the CCL team first became involved with developing an engineered solution to enable the cantilevered vision to be achievable on site.
The cantilevered side galleries each focus on a single theme, from jewellery to carpets.
The arrangement of cantilevered agitator and mixer body, together with much improved access for cleaning, as a result of the full diameter hinged and safety interlocked access door at the non drive end of the mixer body, offers significantly improved hygiene and cleanability.
The ground is held back by a sinuous rim so that soffits of the cantilevered offices hang freely above the upper parking tray.
The cantilevered cooler can be supplied with up to 40 ventilators.
Whilst this unit is of the fully enclosed cabinet design, cantilevered doors allow full access to the jet system, and easy access is provided for cleaning and maintenance.
The system has a manual dump station and two bulk-bag unloaders, one with a cantilevered hoist and trolley, while the other has a forklift.
This fully upholstered armchair has a wrap around form, separate seat and cantilevered backrest, with new low profile polished aluminium base.
"We ended up proposing a cantilevered mezzanine that added 5,000 square feet," Burdick said.
Despite its imposing facade, it is an addition: a spacious living area grafted onto the rear of a vintage 60sqm bungalow, and an upstairs master suite cantilevered back without touching the roof of the old building, so avoiding the need to bring the old structure up to code.
In addition, because of the narrow lot width and close neighboring brownstones, the team also decided to use an eight-foot cantilevered floor arrangement on the north and west sides of the building, which allowed for more square footage without increasing the height of the building beyond 30 stories.
A flight of timber treads is cantilevered off the wall, supported by an internal edge beam of welded steel angles, some of which return vertically to form the framework for the glass balustrade.