The Montemor House in Brazil

Three rammed earth walls made of different colored earth define, organize and structure  the Montemor House in Brazil.

Each wall has a different height and they create a small triangular central courtyard. The house spreads to all sides from the true “heart” which is this courtyard.

These walls also organize the spaces of daily life functions: kitchen, living room and bedrooms.

The use of thick mud walls and their placement are key to the project from beginning to end in all architectural aspects.

The small patio is surrounded by an earth and water guardian that rests in the small stone fountain in the center.

Architects: Brasil Arquitetura; Year:  202; Photographs:  Manuel Sá, Taipal

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