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Mirindaba House / Marcio Kogan

  • 01:00 - 22 September, 2010
Mirindaba House / Marcio Kogan
Mirindaba House / Marcio Kogan, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co Author

    Renata Furlanetto
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Landscape Architect

    Renata Tilli
  • General Contractor

    Lock Engenharia
  • Area

    832.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Although the imaginary and the discourse are also forms of doing architecture, it is the construction, the material, which is most directly associated to its essence. The critics coined the words brick and mortar as syntheses of various processes which envelop architecture into human knowledge. The construction, contrary to how it initially may sound, is not merely a group of actions practiced on a site, or the work that directly produces the materiality of the architecture. The construction, before all else, is a projective intellectual undertaking: the drawing organizes the production and elucidates the creation. There is no way to separate the practical inventiveness of the stone mason from the intellectual inventiveness of the architecture. They merge together in the construction.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

A good construction, therefore, assumes not only choice production know-how, but also a clear resolute drawing. The drawing requires knowledge of the means to accomplish it, knowledge of the materials and the practical execution, as well as the knowledge of the language of drawing. In a good construction all of these elements inter-relate, without any restraints.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The Cury House is an impressive example of construction, good drawing and good execution on building the architecture. The details, exhaustively and precisely drawn are fulfilled in a perfect execution. The use of materials, the shape, the intention of the drawing, quietly materialize, as thoughts on a drawing board. This precise drawing glimmers in the architectural detail. Each small re-entering angle of the house was deliberately thought out.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The cleanliness and the organization of the project are evident in the finished house. The qualified labor works as meticulously as handicraft artists, finally giving weight, shape and color to the architecture. The project, it can be said, is not industrialized. Above all, it is a project, the same of which can be said for the majority of Brazilian constructions, of unrelated units frequently consisting of special and unique constructive components.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Immediately to the right, in the entrance of the house, a large living-room completely opens, using two window-frame moldings that are entirely built into the wall, creating cross-ventilation and an area of continuum space that is totally free. There is no structural interference in this space. The living room opens to a delicate wooden-floored garden with a reflecting pool and minimum vegetation. The perfection of the execution, the surprisingly free and continuous space and the play of volumes; invoke a cinematographic atmosphere. The constructive materiality meets with a said imaginary architecture.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

A small atrium articulates the remaining areas: the way to the dining room and to the kitchen and, vertically, to the other places programmed into the house. On the first story are the intimate areas and, on the second, a more reserved social area. In this room, two large wooden lath doors open to a deck which, on one side, a beautiful view of the city and, on the other, a view of the garden which, downstairs, is protracted from the living room. Upstairs, the precision of the drawing and the execution continues to impress and create the cinematographic atmosphere of the house.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
Cite: "Mirindaba House / Marcio Kogan" 22 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/78482/mirindaba-house-marcio-kogan/>
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53 Comments

sm · May 23, 2013

Absolutely, simplicity...... yet strong design language
Somehow there is a great power in being Simple......

Pedro Soares da Silva · October 18, 2011

UPDATE

This magnificent project was illuminated, after, by a Lighting Designer Master - Peter Gasper.

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Yasmin · October 18, 2010

I love the different materials, the different textures used and the way they are all blended together to create such a masterpiece. I also love the use of lighting and the way the building is open and somehow integrated with nature and water…its truly a piece of art…

Yasmin · October 18, 2010

I love the different materials and textures used and the way they are all blended together to create such a masterpiece. I also love the use of lighting and the way the building is open and somehow integrated with nature and water…its truly a piece of art…

o0 · September 30, 2010

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Geoff Simpson · September 27, 2010

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Ayesha Luciano · September 25, 2010

http://www.archdaily.com/78482... House in pavillion once again and yet different... Kogan is THE MAN!!

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CasaPark · September 24, 2010

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Jakov · September 23, 2010

The beam clad in stone looks very unnatural and unsettling to me. Everything else is extremely neat, as in all his houses.

Kurosawa@G · September 23, 2010

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up_today_arch · September 23, 2010

great mastership... No mistakes...

Nicholas Patten · September 23, 2010

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Dennis · September 23, 2010

i love the long "bay" window. beautiful modern interpretation

david murad · September 23, 2010

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lu rezende · September 23, 2010

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Max Fabris · September 23, 2010

Good, but always the same! You´re gone!

rsantosfernandes · September 23, 2010

this house never stops to amaze me ... despite the countless times I've seen it.
this guy is the reincarnation of Mies. Brilliant ... flawless ...

rodrigobocater · September 23, 2010

voi'la,

another one.

zzzzz...

Thijs van Oostrum · September 23, 2010

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PAQsnakeBR · September 23, 2010

Excellent house!

Dear Nico the name is worng, is Mirindiba House.

Scott @ Cube Studio · September 23, 2010

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Castro · September 22, 2010

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arcilook · September 22, 2010

another boring house, maybe something new...

ethan · September 22, 2010

Perfection!!!

Where does he come up with works like this? They are similar but simple and elegant, it's genius.

omikey · September 23, 2010 06:08 AM

Easy... heck I could do that.

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