By any measure, modern building techniques offer architects far more creative freedom than they could have been afforded in the past, and that's clear when looking at Aresta House. The family home has an inverted shape that makes it look as though it's a wedge driven into the earth, and its walls extend outward at seemingly impossible angles.
Though Aresta House has a striking design, the shape was chosen for a very pragmatic reason. The house is on the outskirts of Brasilia, and the suburban area experiences extreme heat because of thermal amplitudes that emerge in the afternoons. With its inverted shape, Aresta House keeps direct sunlight out during the warmest hours of the day, thus keeping the home cooler through its very design.
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