A Spectacular Green Roof Floats Over This Concrete Home in Brazil

A concrete slab cantilevers over cinder blocks and glass in this arresting home by Vereda Arquitetos.

When architect João Paulo Meirelles de Faria first visited this site on the road between the Brazilian cities of Salto de Pirapora and Sorocaba, there was nothing there. "The site is much larger than the designed house and had no vegetation or neighbors yet," remembers João Paulo, founding partner of the São Paulo–based firm Vereda Arquitetos. 

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at melissadalton.net.


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