Putting Aluminium Windows in the Floor?

Aluminium windows in Balancing Barn

Can you fit aluminium windows in the floor? Would you want to?

Dutch architects MVRDV fitted large aluminium windows into this absurd balancing barn, right in the living room floor. What a show-stopping design feature!

If your ideal holiday is to stay in a remarkable piece of architecture, then look no further than Suffolk’s Balancing Barn.

Commissioned by the not-for-profit organisation Living Architecture, the barn is one of five homes scattered across England offering guests the chance to experience an extraordinary piece of contemporary design firsthand. Half of the 30-metre long house stretches out improbably over a bank, and yes, that’s a swing next to the aluminium windows in the overhanging section.

 

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