Decameron / Marcio Kogan

© Pedro Vannucchi

Architects: Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan, Mariana Simas
Location: , Brazil
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Mariana Simas
Project area: 250 sqm
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi
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At the hottest spot in the most important alley of decoration in the city: alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva there was the only empty plot left. The client rented it and commissioned the architect to come up with a very low budget design, something that could be assembled quickly, respecting the existing trees.

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

The idea was to use discarded containers, to reuse a ready-made object, a leftover of the actual intense commodities exchange. The project was organized inside two tunnels of containers, taking advantage of the linearity of its inside spaces, and a double height hangar attached to it, a contrasting cubic volume. Huge polycarbonate sliding doors connect the store with the city and an inner garden.

Cite: "Decameron / Marcio Kogan" 08 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Rodrigo Gianoni

    Esta sim, Kogan, está melhor que o outro

    • R. Girard


  • Rafael Rodrigues

    Very interesting relationship the hangar with the containers …

  • Bram

    It’s nog groundbreaking since used containers have been used many times in the past but i do admit the color scheme is well picked. Also the open architecture with the hangar works lovely. Nice job!