COBOGÓ

The studio mk27 work enters in a period of enlargement of its architectural repertoire through meticulous repetitions and exhaustive development of details conceived with precision. Bonds with modern design are reaffirmed by recurrent themes such as the use of overlapping prismatic volumes and spatial continuity between interior/exterior.
In the façade of Cobogó House – located in a garden neighborhood in São Paulo –, the artwork of the Austrian-American artist Erwin Hauer invoke Brazilian modern hollowed elements usually made of clay and frequently used in the country since the 30’s.
Hauer minimalist elements – spatial sculptures in the façades – recall the traces of modern Brazilian architecture such as the curved and precise lines of Niemeyer, and reveal themselves as true “architectures”.
Here these elements in pre-fabricated concrete gain a tridimensional body, working also as a light filter for the glass volume on the top floor. The sunlight penetrates the hollowed elements and fall upon the floor of internal spaces. It forms a lace-like spatial drawing, built by the shade and rays of sunlight, as it multiplies throughout the space.
Gabriel Kogan

COBOGÓ

Location > são paulo . sp . brazil
project > january . 2008
completion > may . 2011
site area > 1.365 sqm
built area > 1.000 sqm
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architecture and interior design > studio mk27
architect > marcio kogan
co-architect > carolina castroviejo
interior design > diana radomysler
architecture team > eduardo chalabi . maria cristina motta . ricardo ariza
interiors team > carolina castroviejo
communication team > mariana simas
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hollowed block design > erwin hauer
landscape designer > renata tilli
structure engineer > gilberto pinto rodrigues
contractor > all’e engenharia
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photographer > nelson kon

The studio mk27 work enters in a period of enlargement of its architectural repertoire through meticulous repetitions and exhaustive development of details conceived with precision. Bonds with modern design are reaffirmed by recurrent themes such as the use of overlapping prismatic volumes and spatial continuity between interior/exterior.
In the façade of Cobogó House – located in a garden neighborhood in São Paulo –, the artwork of the Austrian-American artist Erwin Hauer invoke Brazilian modern hollowed elements usually made of clay and frequently used in the country since the 30’s.
Hauer minimalist elements – spatial sculptures in the façades – recall the traces of modern Brazilian architecture such as the curved and precise lines of Niemeyer, and reveal themselves as true “architectures”.
Here these elements in pre-fabricated concrete gain a tridimensional body, working also as a light filter for the glass volume on the top floor. The sunlight penetrates the hollowed elements and fall upon the floor of internal spaces. It forms a lace-like spatial drawing, built by the shade and rays of sunlight, as it multiplies throughout the space.
Gabriel Kogan