studio mk27: cobogo house
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oct 04, 2011
studio mk27: cobogo house


‘cobogó house’ by studio mk27, brazil
image © nelson kon

the ‘cobogó house’, a single family residence designed by são paulo-based architect marcio kogan of studio mk27 has been
nominated for an award in the house category for this year’s world architecture festival. at entry level, a series of perimeter
glass doors can be opened to provide a permeable boundary to access the adjacent enclosed courtyard
garden. an outdoor
veranda with elevated views of the sculpted lake and trees wraps around a facade formed with a continuous and modular
interwoven brise-soleil. the organic loops of the high-gloss white material generates a series of penetrations allowing a dappled
lighting quality to filter into and naturally illuminate the second floor corridor.


view of main facade from garden
image © nelson kon

the crisp plaster exterior is contrasted with rectangular bands of vertical wooden planks which visually continue to the ground
plane to form the surrounding garden fence. a pervious mesh screen parallel the structure’s outer wall may be slid along a track
and closed to protect the interior spaces from the strong afternoon sunlight. at night, the patterned elevation creates the effect
of a glowing jewel box when illuminated by the inner bedroom’s ambient lighting.


view of facade from lake
image © nelson kon


elevated view of courtyard
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upper level veranda overlooking courtyard garden and lake
image © nelson kon


repetitive weaving pattern creates a textured brise-soleil
image © nelson kon


upper level corridor illuminated with dappled daylight
image © nelson kon


perimeter glass doors may be moved to eliminate a sense of enclosure
image © nelson kon


boundary between interior and exterior has been removed
image © nelson kon


interior light quality with wooden screen closed
image © nelson kon


framed outward view of courtyard garden and lake
image © nelson kon


uplighting along perimeter fence
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reflection in the lake
image © nelson kon


garden lighting at night
image © nelson kon


brise-soleil illuminated at night
image © nelson kon


upper level veranda at night
image © nelson kon


floor plan / level 0

image © world architecture festival


floor plan / level 1

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