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A Modernist’s Country Home, created by architects Márcio Kogan and Lair Reis of studio mk27, was designed specifically for Fazenda Catuçaba.
The house establishes strong relationships with the local climate which includes winds, rain and sun in abundance most of the year. The presence of these natural elements is what allows the house to be self-sustainable, to generate its own energy and thus to be autonomous. This autonomy, combined with designs that promote the intelligent use of resources, is the backbone of the project.
The integration of the house in its natural setting, the comfort and the simplicity of the living spaces, and the abundance of natural beauty all come together to create an integrated living experience that is truly inspiring.
The Modernist’s Country Home received an honorable mention in the category of Residential Projects at the World Architecture Festival in 2013, in Singapore.
Profile studio mk27
Studio mk27, located in the chaotic city of São Paulo, was founded in the early 80s by architect Marcio Kogan, and today consists of 28 architects as well as several collaborators worldwide. The team of architects, great admirers of the Brazilian modernist generation, seeks to fulfill the difficult task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement. The projects of studio mk27 are valued for their formal simplicity, always working with special attention to detail and finishing.
Kogan is an honorary member of AIA (American Institute of Architects), professor at Escola da Cidade, and was considered by Época magazine one of the 100 most influential people in Brazil, and is part of the list “The Wallpaper* 150 Famous for 15 Years”. He leads a team of architects, who at large, have been working with him for over a decade. Since 2001, when he started a co-creation and cooperative work system at the office, studio mk27 has won over 200 national and international awards, such as: IAB (Institute of BrazilianArchitects), São Paulo Architecture Biennale, WAF, Architectural Review, Dedalo Minosse, Record House, LEAF, D&AD, Spark, Barbara Cappochin, Iconic, AZ and Wallpaper Design Award.
The team at studio mk27 has spoken at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Société Française Des Architectes, Clubovka, FAU-USP e Mack universities, FAAP, Polytechnic of Milan and Valencia, SouthFlorida, Rice, Texas, among others. In 2012 studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale which meant some extra kilos for the group of 10 architects who went for a gondola ride.