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Stunning Modern House in Brazil Offers Rooftop Pool and Incredible Views

It’s named after Cerrado, one of the country’s seven biomes

With the Rio Summer Olympics just a little over a month away, we have our radar out for impressive Brazilian architecture—and this concrete jewel box of a house designed by architects Vazio S/A certainly registers.

Located about 400 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro in the foothills of Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais, the three-bedroom contemporary stunner features a Brutalist-inspired concrete structure intercut with glass walls and wooden louvers.

A double-height living area occupies much of the ground floor, while a rooftop pool— whose sloping floor informs the shape of the living room’s ceiling—and two bedrooms make up the second level. It is accessed by a set of external concrete stairs that hug one end of the home’s facade, harmonizing the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Named the Cerrado House after one of Brazil’s seven biomes, the residence sits on the natural terrain without any landscape design in an effort to commune with the area’s biodiversity. Indeed, the home’s many windows afford incredible panoramic views of the rugged terrain. Take a closer look.