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Architects office Vazio has completed a concrete residence in the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda mountain range

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Architects office Vazio has completed a concrete residence in the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda mountain range in southeast Brazil, featuring a rooftop pool and terrace


Cerrado House was built at the foothills of Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerias, Brazil.

The three-bedroom house is a rooftop pool and a wide staircase that leads to the rooftop terrace.

The rooftop is accessed via a broad flight of steps that cut into the textured concrete exterior of the 320-square-metre residence. A landing halfway to the top offers residents a chance to pause and appreciate views of the rolling Cerrado hills.

The rooms are right under the swimming pool and have views to the sierra and its savannah of twisted trees; its north and west sun being protected by wooden louvers.

Seeking the plasticity of basic architectural elements, the project also exalts an underestimated and threatened biome: the cerrado, a Brazilian savanah. There is no landscape design: the house sits on a found landscape, whose immensity and vistas are best seen on the pool terrace.

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