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.