studio mk27: studio R, sao paulo
studio mk27: studio R, sao paulo studio mk27: studio R, sao paulo
dec 19, 2012
studio mk27: studio R, sao paulo

‘studio R’ by studio mk27, sao paulo, brasil
image © fernando guerra
all images courtesy of studio mk27



brazilian practice studio mk27 has recently completed ‘studio R’ in sao paulo in a site defined by a tall peripheral wall and several trees scattered
throughout the property. the form follows the stacking of three basic concrete boxes of differing dimensions, the bottom open on the east/west
axis and the top two facing north/south. made for a photographer to live and work, the ground level is a large open studio space, characterized
by an all-white neutral interior that allows for control over color. two large aluminum metal doors like awnings swing open to bring the exterior
gardens into the space to provide natural light, or can be completely closed off so that the artist may manipulate artificial lights as desired.
a free-standing green formica box contains the bathroom and dressing room and separates the main studio area from the concealed stairs along
the wall, lit from the sky, that take the residents up to the kitchen and dining room.


this next volume is a single open space with a smaller inset concrete core containing the restroom, kitchen and storage space. the entire northern
facade is a uniform fine wooden screen left in its natural dark stain that filters the intensity of the natural light coming in, while still allowing views
to the outside with retractable sections; at night this lattice skin projects pixelated silhouettes of the interior as it glows from interior light.
a wall of sliding glass panels further insulates the structure and provides cross ventilation. following the vertical circulation to the next level reveals a
living area within a smaller-scale version of the previous mass, containing a vibrant red mashrabiya skin that opens to a rooftop terrace, extending
views over the tree canopies.



three stacked concrete masses
image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



wood screens create distorted silhouettes of the interior
image © fernando guerra



cantilevering living room
image © fernando guerra



opening of the long studio door
image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



rooftop terrace
image © fernando guerra



retractable screen doors
image © fernando guerra



living room interior
image © fernando guerra



(left) living room
(right) kitchen and dining area
image © fernando guerra



dining area behind natural wood screen
image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



stairs leading down to the studio
image © fernando guerra



green mass in a white room contains dressing room and services
image © fernando guerra



studio space
image © fernando guerra



full-length door opens to exterior garden
image © fernando guerra



dressing room
image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra 



floor plan / level 0
1. patio
2. studio
3. dressing room
4. bathroom
5. storage
6. side garden



floor plan / level 1
7. office
8. meeting area
9. kitchen
10. bathroom
11. storage



floor plan / level 2
12. living room
13. deck
14. technical area / services









project info:



project: studio R
location: são paulo . sp . brazil
project: february . 2008
completion: september . 2012
site area: 338,15 m2
built area: 373,00 m2

architecture: studio mk27
architect: marcio kogan
co-architect: gabriel kogan . oswaldo pessano
interiors: diana radomysler
team: beatriz meyer . eduardo chalabi . eduardo glycerio . eduardo gurian  . elisa friedmann . gabriel kogan . lair reis . luciana antunes . marcio tanaka .
maria cristina motta . mariana ruzante . mariana simas . samanta cafardo . suzana glogowski
collaborators: fernando falcon . fabiana cyon


landscape architect: passe_ar verde, joão fausto maule filho
structure engineer: leão e associados, eng. joão rubens leão
general contractor: lock engenharia, eng. marcelo ribeiro
air conditioning: grau engenharia
installations: grau engenharia
gates: s. naldi

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