As one of the most prominent of Brazil’s new wave of modernist architects, Marcio Kogan stands out with his signature residences of box constructions that are often stacked on top of one another for dramatic affect. But at one of the architect’s most recent homes, the Punta House in the Uruguayan countryside, Kogan’s lines are more elegant than ever, with a series of boxes all on one level defined by their different use of local woods and stones. Positioned in the middle of a vast open space overlooking a reservoir, the Punta House merges into the landscape with its stone walls and linear roof of a single block of concrete that seemingly hovers above the glass cubes that are home to two large living spaces. Inside, the airy volumes are warmed by a floor of slabs of local stone, furniture crafted from typically Uruguayan estilo uno wood and iconic pieces of design. Connecting the interior to the deck of reclaimed wood are walls of mashrabiya in jennywood, which can be folded away to heighten the connection to the undulating countryside of Punta del Este. Spectacular but discreet and stark but warm, the Punta House is testament to the refined eye of its talented creator.