studio mk27: osler house, brasilia
studio mk27: osler house, brasilia studio mk27: osler house, brasilia
nov 22, 2012
studio mk27: osler house, brasilia

‘osler house’ by studio mk27, brasilia, brasil
image © pedro vannucchi
all images courtesy of studio mk27



architects marcio kogan and suzana glogowski and interior architect diana radomysler, all of studio mk27, have completed the ‘osler house’ at the
tip of one of paranoa lake’s estuaries in brasilia as a poetic reinterpretation of local contemporary architecture. the form of the house stems from
two rectangular volumes, each with their own unique character, stacked perpendicularly on each other. the lower mass, a solid concrete shell and
shear walls wrapping around a slender wood-slat screen, represents solidity and privacy. the retractable timber partition is completely removable,
connecting the bedrooms, bathrooms, utility functions and garage directly to the garden and swimming pool located on a parallel axis. an interior
staircase at the overlapping space of the two structures provides the primary interior circulation, leading to the upper level which is a concrete frame
with large glass walls.


this component is supported on one end from the lower construct and on the other end by a pair of metal columns, reaching to the extent of the plot line.
the sliding glass walls offer views from the living room, kitchen and office out over the city and allow access to the rooftop solarium of the ground element.
an exterior continuous staircase cantilevers on the shorter wall of the lower component to communicate with the garden and pool, half of which is shaded
by the overhang of the upper public functions. the foyer of the house contains possibly the last piece made by renowned native artist athos bulcão adding
a special touch of value to the house and lives of its residents.



garage in the lower volume
image © pedro vannucchi



exterior staircase connects the rooftop solarium to the garden
image © pedro vannucchi



overhanging volume creates a shaded courtyard below
image © pedro vannucchi



view form the edge of the site
image © pedro vannucchi



upper volume reaches the end of the site
image © pedro vannucchi



view from the neighboring lot
image © pedro vannucchi



wood screen facade faces the pool
image © pedro vannucchi



living room inside of a glass box
image © pedro vannucchi



hardwood-floor interior surrounded by glass walls
image © pedro vannucchi



athos bulcao artwork
image © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



sliding glass doors open the interior to the rooftop terrace
image © pedro vannucchi



small lights accentuate the different materials and textures
image © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



glowing light box
image © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



semi translucent wood screen
image © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1












project info:



project: osler house
location: brasília. df. brazil
project: march . 2003
conclusion: january . 2009
site plan area: 797 sqm
built area: 270 sqm

architecture: studio mk27
architect: marcio kogan
co-architect: suzana glogowski
interior design: diana radomysler
custom made furniture design: suzana glogowski
collaborator: carolina castroviejo
team: eduardo glycerio . gabriel kogan . lair reis . marcio tanaka . maria cristina motta .  mariana simas .  oswaldo pessano 
            renata furlanetto .  samanta cafardo

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