Despite its thoroughly modern looks, this mountainside home in Brazil, designed by Ulisses Morato, was constructed using primarily local materials and traditional, manual construction. According to Morato, the contemporary aesthetic stems from his desire that “the ‘natural order’ and ‘cultural order’ are mutually distinguished.” The home uses strict geometric forms and bright splashes of primary color to contrast its natural surroundings. Living space is spread over three levels. A glass encased lower level opens onto a patio and pool, while an upper level cantilevers dramatically over the pool toward the valley below, supported on skewed columns. The home was awarded honors in the Single House category of the 10th Architecture Awards, an event promoted by Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil.
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