LAAV Architects Create Maralah, A Jaw-dropping Conceptual House Embedded In A Cliff

Located in Calgary, Canada, Maralah is an isolation cabin, the perfect escape-retreat for a weekend away from the city. Partly submerged in the ground, partly cantilevered over the cliff with a dramatic fully glazed bedroom, framing the breathtaking view over the turquoise Bow river. The cabin is rather small, 45sqm with an extra of 20sqm as reserves for water supply, wc facilities etc. It is designed to be constructed out of raw concrete, glass and matte black steel. The shape of Maralah is square, yet with the rotation of 45 degrees it achieves a dynamic relationship with the cliff and the ground and appears as if it has been merged out of the ground during an earthquake, just as its name describes. The minimalistic cliff cabin is named “Maralah”, which in Native American means: he/she who was born during an earthquake, as a tribute to the history of the specific area as a Native American Reserve.

LAAV Architects create Maralah, a jaw dropping conceptual house embedded in a cliff

LAAV Architects create Maralah, a jaw dropping conceptual house embedded in a cliff

LAAV Architects create Maralah, a jaw dropping conceptual house embedded in a cliff

LAAV Architects create Maralah, a jaw dropping conceptual house embedded in a cliff

LAAV Architects create Maralah, a jaw dropping conceptual house embedded in a cliff

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