AD Interviews: Márcio Kogan / Studio MK27

São Paulo native Márcio Kogan has become an internationally recognized Brazilian architect known for his minimal designs that are often contrasted by intricate materiality. His work has been highly praised by our readers, and he is in the top 5 of individual architects searches at our site. His houses and institutional projects respect the modern principles of Brazilian architecture, with a special care on the design of interior spaces and their details, resulting in a mix of tradition and contemporary design. My favorite? Paraty House (and its section!)

Kogan founded StudioMK27 in the early 1980s, shortly after his graduation from the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty of the Machenzie Presbyterian University (1977). Much of ’s work is influenced by Kogan’s admiration for Brazilian modernism that started in the 1930s, led by starchitects like Lucio Costa, Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Rino Levi and Affonso Reidy.

Today, Kogan is involved with the teaching corps of the City School in São Paulo, Brazil. His works have earned several international awards, including the recent Wallpaper Design Awards, Record House, D&AD “Yellow Pencil” LEAF Awards, Dedalo Minosse, Barbara Cappochin International Biennial of Padova and was twice a finalist for the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Marcio has also been appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the AIA in 2011.

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Cite: Basulto, David. "AD Interviews: Márcio Kogan / Studio MK27" 07 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=221205>
  • Peter Gerhard

    The word “simplistic” is a pergorative term where as I think the writer meant “simple”. “Simplistic” in no way describes the artful genius of Marcio Kogan

  • http://www.archdaily.com David Basulto

    Dear Peter Gerhard,

    You are right, “minimal” sounds better :)

    Amazing architect.

  • iArm

    Creator of nice houses, mostly villas for the rich. I like his work.