Displaying a fascinating silhouette in wood, glass and stone, the House in the Hills is an exceptional residential project developed by Architectare in Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. “Despite being in a proportionately large lot, the building has its shape defined by the small triangle of its buildable area on the entrance of the lot, resulting from enforcement of the condominium and local legislation“, explained the architects. Various local restrictions dictated a home exposed to the main road, which is why the designers chose an “impermeable”street facade.

The opposite side of the residence is open towards the scenic landscape, through generously sized windows and a beautiful deck connected with the swimming pool. All interiors were envisioned in a modern design manner, with an abundance of wood finishes creating a cozy atmosphere. While the first level ensures a optimum interaction between living spaces, the second is more private and hosts the bedrooms. [Photography: Leonardo Finotti]