Image circulating via social media depicts a home built on the very edge of a cliff with a glass-walled master bedroom jutting out over the cliff face.
The image does not show a real house but, rather, a conceptual design for a cliff-hugging home created using Photoshop and other digital manipulation software. The image was created by Andrew Munoz of visualisation studio BEREALIZED and submitted to architectural visualization website, CGarchitect in 2010.
Image courtesy: Andrew Munoz
This rather compelling image of a spectacular cliff-hugging house is currently circulating via social media websites, generating a good deal of commentary as it travels. The depicted home features a glass-walled master bedroom that is suspended out over the cliff face.I have had several enquiries asking if the image shows a real house and, if so, where the house is located.
In fact, the image does not show a real house but rather a clever conceptual design for such a cliff-hanging home. The image was submitted to the architectural visualization community, CGarchitect by Andrew Munoz of visualisation studio BEREALIZED. Details on the submission note that it was created using 3ds Max, VUE & Photoshop software. The artist adds that the design was a personal project depicting a house he might one day like to build in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia.
While this particular dwelling is just a conceptual design, cliff-hanging houses – and entire towns – are certainly not unprecedented. The Web Urbanist website features a collection of such buildings.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!