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  7. Osler House / Marcio Kogan

Osler House / Marcio Kogan

  • 01:00 - 19 September, 2008
Osler House / Marcio Kogan
Osler House / Marcio Kogan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co Author

    Suzana Glogowski
  • Collaborators

    Lair Reis, Oswaldo Pessano, Samanta Cafardo, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Gabriel Kogan, Renata Furlanetto
  • Contractor

    Abaco Engenharia
  • Area

    797.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. In front of the entrance of the Osler House, located in Brasilia, there is a panel of tiles by the artist Athos Bulcão, designed especially for this wall. Dozens of buildings in Brasilia have panels by Athos, among them are: Planalto Palace, Itamaraty and the National Theater, all by Niemeyer. The artist's modular tiles are an outstanding feature incorporated into the modern architecture of the modern city: from the beautiful residential buildings of the 60's on the city's south wing to the original projects for the institutions of the Brazilian political capital.

The classic and modern tiles of Athos are here in this house of 250m2 which takes on other designs of the modern city: the windows, the concrete, the plant. Two volumes and a small pool and garden compose the organization of the entire program.

On the ground floor, the rooms open out using rotating wooden panels, which are reminiscent of other elements frequently used in the modernist city. Throughout this area there is cross-ventilation. The small foyer in the entrance connects to the second floor with a delicate staircase.

The upper floor is organized in a prism of glass and concrete and is supported by stilts. The living room is in spatial continuity with the kitchen, separated only by a table used to prepare the food. All of the equipment and furniture of the kitchen are available on this table, in order that nothing vertically interrupts the visual transparency of the volume. On the roof of the ground floor, connected to the living room, the garden terrace extends the external area.

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Au · March 14, 2012

Osler House de Marcio Kogan...

Nuvem Arquitetura · February 15, 2012

Dois volumes + concreto + uma moldura pro céu de Brasília...

luciana galvão · February 28, 2011

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Leonardo Ximenes · August 04, 2009

Awesome. Marcio Kogan is one of the best brazilian architects practising nowadays.
BTW Prevedello: what do you mean by 'contemporary architecture'? Crooked walls?

2MACoff · June 07, 2009


Prevedello · November 14, 2008

still modernism in brazil???? where is the brazilian contemporrary architecture????

Rafa · September 30, 2008

Wow! Impressive!

I bet this house is worth more than all the Favelas in Brasil

sullka · September 24, 2008

It's nice to see some Marcio Kogan featured on this site, one of the best contemporary brazilian architects. Mies influence is spot on, but also I see a lot of Phillip Johnson on Kogan's houses.

Musser · September 22, 2008

I just think the South American designers are absolutely at the top of their game. Just gorgeous!

banana · September 20, 2008

very similar, even more sucessfull in all means >>

Rebecca · September 20, 2008

Wow! The livingroom above the pool must be a fantastic place!
In what kind of surroundings is this house situated?

german osorio · September 19, 2008

impresionante, parece que me leyeron el pensamiento es mi casa jajaja, padrisimo el proyecto felicidades a los arquitectos!! congratulations to the architects!!!

Peter · September 19, 2008

This must be the most beautiful house you have ever featured. Minimalism to the extreme, I love it.

jugg · September 19, 2008

What are the owners going to do with these ficuses(?), when they grow up?

cocteau · September 19, 2008

lovely, just lovely. is it possible you guys post some pictures of the interiors?

Manuel · September 19, 2008

Increible, menos es mas


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