São Paulo architects Denis Joelsons and Gabriela Baraúna Uchida recently designed an unusual home that is built on mountainous terrain. In some areas, it is necessary for architects to build on uneven ground. This home uses the curved nature of the mountainside to create a contemporary retreat.
The 'Half-Slope House' is located just outside the town of São Francisco Xavier, Brazil. The residence is nestled into the Mantiqueira Mountains, which gives the home its unusual slopped shape. The home features a sunken living area and three bedrooms that are set further back on the plot. All the rooms are covered by a slopping roof that mirrors the incline of the mountainous terrain. The effect is a seamless transition between the natural terrain and a man-made habitat.
The cozy mountainside home demonstrates how architects can use uneven terrain to their advantage.
This Titled Brazilian Home is Built on Mountainous Terrain
1. Mountain Architecture - Designing homes that embrace the natural contours and slopes of mountainous terrain, creating unique and harmonious living spaces.
2. Seamless Transitions - Creating architectural designs that seamlessly blend man-made structures with the natural environment, offering a closer connection to nature.
3. Curved Roofing - Incorporating curved roofs in residential architecture to mirror the natural incline of the surrounding landscape and add a distinctive visual element.
1. Residential Construction - Exploring innovative construction techniques and designs to optimize building on uneven terrain and create comfortable homes in challenging environments.
2. Architecture - Developing creative architectural solutions that harmonize with the natural surroundings, enhancing the overall living experience.
3. Sustainable Housing - Integrating sustainable practices and materials in mountainous residential constructions to minimize ecological impact and promote eco-friendly living.