Cantilever is a structural form that extends horizontally and is supported by one end and free on the other while the load is distributed equally, initiated by the use of bridges and balconies in the buildings. The power of Cantilevers with its different designs is spreading throughout the world via various perspectives since it increases the ability of design creativity and gives proper solutions. However, from that point forward, a research gap that has been found missing relating the structural challenges and how it affects the design and the decisions taken by the clients/ owners paying budgets on such type of structural additions that may not achieve the 100% building safety. Lack of knowing the proper building technologies may lead to reduce limits of innovation, that resulted in building repetitive traditional prototype without remarkable decisions. This paper therefore aims to detect the new building technologies that enable architects to design a cantilever in their projects, helping the design and the load carrying problems and highlight the exceptional designs that challenges the attractive force and establish a flying structure. In order to achieve the mentioned aim, the paper will start presenting a literature review based on a desk research theories and methods of construction were used to clearly explains our topic “the power of cantilevers in contemporary arch.” Supported with diverse analysis of Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, and Knight Architects.


Cantilever, Contemporary Architecture, Structural Design, Load Carrying, Flying Structures


Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Education | Engineering



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