Joanopolis House
The house is located in the Carambó region which is on the border of São Paulo and Minas Gerais states and in the foot of one thousand feet high Mantiqueira Mountain. The place is interesting because of its stunning nature and historical significance. The house is integrated into the descending slope which was terraced in order to provide the flat plane that the house rests upon. The thick stone framing wall surrounding the dwelling on three sides retains the soil and was built using traditional techniques and locally sourced stone. In a snake-like manner the wall cuts the slope and…...


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