From Brazil now, where architect Humberto Hermeto has produced the Casa BF: a stunning affirmation of the power of the cantilever. Faith in the ability of the structural engineer Carlos Fonseca is also strongly evident, with 16 columns in total, of which the front two are doing all the work – or at least getting all the media glory. The international modern style that we see around the world is shown off here, with a seamlessly glazed living room poised high above the sloping site. The project has even been picked up by Kanye West’s blog, ensuring maximum media attention.
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