“Floating” Building

How to support a diamond-shaped building which appears to almost float above the ground.

Koda’s Theoretical Inventions

“Floating” Building

The design below would allow for the construction of a diamond-shaped building which appears to almost float above the ground and to be so impossibly balanced that it could tip over at any moment. The secret to its construction is three or four large beams which extend far into the ground to support the building securely. Where the beams come together they would be a solid, welded mass surrounded by a shallow pond. A building 30-feet in height might require only a 3 or 4-foot base at ground level. The entrance would be an elevator which drops through a hinged door. (The pond would have to be deeper under the elevator to avoid crushing anyone who might stand beneath the elevator.) The exterior would be mirrored glass, with solid mirrors to hide the supports.

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