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Gabriel Kogan

Architect and journalist, graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP). His research intersects narrative, history, art and design. He has been working at StudioMK27 since 2007 and is a collaborator at the daily newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. His Master thesis (developed at UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands) is an urban narrative about the history of floods in São Paulo. Additional professional experience includes the conception project for the Museum of Mines and Metal by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in 2006 and the organization of the Arte/Cidade by Nelson Brissac in 2005. As a writer, collaborates also with specialized magazines around the world and his texts discuss the legacy of modern architecture. Between 2013 and 2014, Gabriel directed five short films together with Pedro Kok, screened worldwide including ‘Time Space Existence’ exhibition during the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014.


Registrations are open for workshop Filming Architecture in Lisbon - December 2016

10:29 - 26 October, 2016
Registrations are open for workshop Filming Architecture in Lisbon - December 2016 , Courtesy of Filming Architecture in Lisbon
Courtesy of Filming Architecture in Lisbon

Filming architecture comes to Lisbon, Portugal! This is an academic itinerant workshop about architecture representation and narratives through cinematography, and will be part of the closing activities of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. As the final product, students will produce a short movie filmed at a Museu dos Coches, a paradigmatic building designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Ricardo Bak Gordon.

12 Tips For Making an Outstanding Architecture Portfolio

06:00 - 1 February, 2016
12 Tips For Making an Outstanding Architecture Portfolio

Getting a job or internship at an architecture firm doesn't only depend on your skills as an architect (or student). The way you present your skills plays an essential role. At a time of great professional competitiveness and with resumes becoming more globalized, assembling a portfolio may seem like a chore and often very involving: Which projects do I list? What personal information do I add? Should I include my academic papers in professional portfolios?

Brazilian architect Gabriel Kogan has shared with us a list of twelve tips on how to build a good architectural portfolio, ranging from graphic design to the type of personal information and content that should be included in your resume. Read his guidelines after the break, and if you have any other tips share them with us in the comments section.

Video: The Glass House / Workshop “filming architecture”

00:00 - 5 December, 2014

In a three day pilot workshop, students from the Architecture and Urbanism School of Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo took part in an introduction to architecture filmmaking. Coordinated by architects Gabriel Kogan and Pedro Kok, the group spent a day at Lina Bo Bardi's Glass House in São Paulo following theoretical and technical lectures.

The idea was to recreate – now in moving images – an iconic photograph of the site  by exploring issues of representation, transparency, interior/exterior, promenades, ways of living and the tectonics of this architectural masterpiece.

VIDEO: Marcio Kogan's Studio SC

00:00 - 20 July, 2014

Textures and Ants is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video shows Studio SC, a photography studio based in São Paulo and designed by Marcio Kogan.

Casa Redux: A Love Story

00:00 - 15 June, 2014

One of the 100 architects and offices taking part in the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale, Studio MK27's Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that, often comedically and/or dramatically, portray the daily lives of the residents of his works.