Queenscliff House was designed by Utz Sanby Architects and is located in Sydney, Australia, on the edge of a dramatic cliff, 100 meters above the ocean. the wedge-shaped building was developed with sustainability in mind, featuring sub-floor rainwater tanks, high-level louvres and ceiling fans for a good natural ventilation and masonry walls for insulation. Here is more from the architects’ description: “The block has a due north-south aspect with neighbouring buildings very close to the boundaries on the east west. Large fin walls divide the separate functions of entrance and circulation from the living areas and garden, providing privacy and structural support for the upper level bedroom wing.The main living areas of the house are designed to link the garden space with the ocean and to take advantage of the geometry of the block, which widens towards the cliff edge. Careful placement of structural walls, high-level glazing and roof form has created a generous living room with an abundance of natural light, ventilation, privacy and spectacular views“. [Photography by Marian Riabic]