Sited on a gentle slope in rural Brazil, Vereda Arquitetos has built House in Salto de Pirapora. Its modern concrete form is the result of three partially submerged volumes made from concrete block. Rooms are spread throughout the units with the kitchen and laundry in one, bedrooms in another, and lastly the master suite. At the center, a glazed box containing the living and dining room connects the interior while affording views the adjacent ecological reserve. An oversized concrete plane rests on the seamless glass walls appearing to float above the landscape. Covered with vegetation, the planted roofs soften the dwelling's monolithic character and merge it with the verdant surroundings.
Photos: André Scarpa / Vereda Arquitetos