Redux House / Studiomk27

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: + Samanta Cafardo
Location: Bragança Paulista – State of São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architect : Samanta Cafardo
Design Team: Beatriz Meyer, Carlos Costa, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Suzana Glogowski, Henrique Bustamante
Studio Team : Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Maria Cristina Motta, Renata Furlanetto
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler
Area: 679.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Toblerone House / studiomk27

© Nelson Kon

Architects: studiomk27
Location: São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects:
Design Team: Carolina Castroviejo, Fernanda Palmieri, Fernando Falcon, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
Area: 590.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

World Photo Day: Fernando Guerra by Marcio Kogan

House P / Studio MK27 - + Lair Reis. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The architect and architectural photographer Fernanado Guerra the studio FG+SG with his brother Sérgio Guerra in Portugal co-founded 15 years ago. Nowadays they are responsible for most of the dissemination of Portuguese contemporary architecture.

Fernando’s remarkable work is honored in our celebration of the World Photo Day through the words of renowed brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, from studiomk27.

Rocas House / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO

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Architects: Studio MK27, 57STUDIO
Location: El Pangue, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Author: Marcio Kogan
Co Author: Renata Furlanetto, Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot
Project Team: Carlos Costa, Diana Radomysler, Laura Guedes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas
Project Area: 460.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Mariana Ruzante
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects: Diana Radomysler . Luciana Antunes . Marcio Tanaka . Mariana Ruzante
Project Team: Carlos Costa . Eline Ostyn . Laura Guedes . Maria Cristina Motta . Mariana Simas . Regiane Leão
Studio Team : Beatriz Meyer . Carolina Castroviejo . Eduardo Chalabi . Eduardo Glycerio . Eduardo Gurian . Elisa Friedmann . Gabriel Kogan . Lair Reis . Oswaldo Pessano . . Samanta Cafardo . Suzana Glogowski
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

The P House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Lair Reis
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Interior: Diana Radomysler
Area: 773.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects

’s Tokyo house. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai

Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as “Inside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects“, this article shows the spaces occupied by some of the best-known architects in the world. Documented for an exhibition that will be featured at the Design Week 2014, the images give a glimpse inside the private worlds of some of our favorite designers.

It’s a cliche that architects have messy workspaces. From chaos comes creation, so the phrase goes. But an upcoming exhibition at this year’s Salone del Mobile intends to dispel the myth. Where Architects Live will present glimpses into the personal spaces of eight significant architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.

Curator Francesca Molteni interviewed each of the designers in their private homes and came away with one finding: architects are actually quite tidy. The studios are all pristinely ordered; books are neatly stowed away, figurines and objets astutely displayed, and table tops swept clean. The photographs below are part of the exhibition materials, produced with the help of scenographer Davide Pizzigoni, which faithfully document the physical environments in images, video, and audio. These will be used to recreate the architects’ “rooms” at Salone del Mobile in April.

Where Architects Live is not limited to satisfying our curiosity about what these architects’ homes look like. Richard Rogers’ affirmation that “a room is the beginning of a city” resonates with the project’s aim in trying to articulate its subjects’ personal tastes and obsessions, and how those are reflected in their architectural work.

Read on to see more images of the inside of architects’ homes and studios

Video: Marcio Kogan

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan probably designs the most amazing houses in Brazil. In this video made by Crane.tv, the award-winning architect from São Paulo challenges his contemporaries and critics with his coquettish shorts.

Studio R / Studio MK27

© – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Studio MK27
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects: Gabriel Kogan, Oswaldo Pessano
Customized Furniture: Gabriel Kogan, Carolina Castroviejo
Project Team: Beatriz Meyer, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Renata Furlanetto
Collaborators: Fernando Falcon, Fabiana Cyon
Area: 373 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Venice Biennale 2012: StudioMK27 represents Brazil with “Peep”

Representing Brazil at the 2012 Venice Biennale will be StudioMK27 and Lúcio Costa‘s 1964 installation “Riposatevi”.  The exhibit takes an intimate look at the lives of multi-generational households in modern Brazilian architecture.  Curated by Lauro Cavalcanti, the Brazilian pavilion will investigate the intersections between traditional and contemporary artistic tendencies and will feature the movie installation, “Peep”, by Lea Van Steen and , with photography by Cleisson Vidal.  The event will take place between August 29th and November 25th in the Giardini and Arsenale buildings in Venice.

More after the break. 

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 StudioMK27’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, . 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.

Works from Marcio Kogan at ArchDaily:

Chimney House / Marcio Kogan

© Reinaldo Coser + Gabriel Arantes

Architects: Studio MK27 / Marcio Kogan
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Co-Author: Diana Radomysler, Oswaldo Pessano
Interior Design Co-Authors: Diana Radomysler, Carolina Castroviejo
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Reinaldo Coser + Gabriel Arantes

Cobogó House / Marcio Kogan

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Studio mk27 / Marcio Kogan
Location: ,
Co-Author: Carolina Castroviejo
Interior Design Co-Authors: Diana Radomysler, Carolina Castroviejo
Collaborator: Eduardo Chalabi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Punta House / Marcio Kogan

© Reinaldo Coser

Architects: Studio mk27 -Marcio Kogan
Co-author: Suzana Glogowski
Location: ,
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Beatriz Meyer
Collaborator: Helena Montanarini
Project area: 465 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Reinaldo Coser

Decameron / Marcio Kogan

© Pedro Vannucchi

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

StudioSC / Marcio Kogan

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan, Suzana Glogowski
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Beatriz Meyer
Project Team: Carolina Castroviejo , Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, , Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, , Samanta Cafardo
Project area: 1,160 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

American Institute of Architects 2011 Honorary Fellowship Announced

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Honorary Fellowship (Hon. FAIA). This is given to architects with distinguished achievements, who display exceptional character and are held in high esteem by colleagues. Hon. FAIA members are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. residents, and do not primarily practice architecture within the domain of the AIA.

The 2011 Hon. FAIA recipients:
Angelo Bucci, Brazil, SPBR Arquitectos
Kristin Jarmund, Norway, Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter
, Brazil, Studio mk27
Kengo Kuma, Japan, Kengo Kuma and Associate
Carme Pinós, Spain, Estudio Carme Pinós
Louise Cox, Australia, Professional Organization: International Union of Architects

Many of the Hon. FAIA recipients have had featured work on ArchDaily.  Take a look at Kengo Kuma’s winning design for the new landmark building V&A at Dundee, Kristin Jarmund Arkiteckter’s Gjerdrum Secondary School in Norway, Angelo Bucci’s House in Ubatuba, Marcio Kogan’s Osler House, and the Spain Department Building design by Carme Pinós which will be part of the Vienna University Campus.

BR House / Marcio Kogan

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Marcio Kogan
Co-author: Bruno Gomes
Project architects: Beatriz Meyer, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, , Luciana Antunes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Interior design: Diana radomysler, Marcio kogan
Location: Rio de Janeiro,
Project area: 6,820 sqm
Project year: 2002 – 2004
Photographs: Nelson Kon