House in Petrópolis

Architecture can sometimes blend skillfully with a landscape, melding with its surrounding until you can hardly tell where one begins. But sometimes, you’ve just got to take a white square cube and stick it in a whole lot of natural green grass. With a back drop of happy, serene forest, the white modern cube is formidable and stark, but not altogether unfriendly.

Joel is a contributor on Design-Milk's weekly architectural posts and Apartment Therapy's Unplggd daily technology posts.