This Beautiful ultra modern mountain home design is located on a hilltop in Minas Gerais, Brazil designed by brazilian architect Ulisses Morato. The home design is influenced by Portuguese colonial architecture and is built on a steep slope. This ultra modern mountain home design was awarded the 10th Architecture Award promoted by IAB-MG (Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil – Minas Gerais) 2008 in the single houses category.
This contemporary mountain home employs time-honored methods and local materials with traditional, manual construction, and uses strong Portuguese colonial architecture influences. Built on three levels, the unique layout allows for a graceful yet functional use of the steeply sloping site.
“The place chosen for the house was determined by the generous native landscape in the surroundings,” says architect Ulisses Morato – the man behind this amazing house design. “In this context, space definition privileged the possibilities of relationship of house users with the exuberant natural landscape. As for the relation of house-nature, we decided for the contrast, i.e. the radicalization of a geometric and rational design in opposition to natural organic shapes. Therefore, the ‘natural order’ and ‘cultural order’ are mutually distinguished and valued.”