for this residence in the brazilian state of são paulo, studio MK27 has designed an ‘architectural promenade’ that starts in the garden, develops through a sculptural ramp, and culminates in a roof deck primed for outdoor living. the setting, with its colorful armchairs and fireplace, borders the living room, which is wrapped with floor-to-ceiling glazing. here, sliding doors measuring 3.7 x 2.8 meters (12 x 90 ft) can be opened to completely dissolve the boundary between internal and external space.

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo
all images by fernando guerra

 

 

studio MK27 designed the lounge of ‘casa FIO’ to serve as a cozy and protective environment for its occupants. the ceiling is covered with a light wood, referencing the materiality of the building’s façade, while the glazing ensures direct views of the trees planted within the lush garden. a separate kitchen is positioned behind a large wall partition, with a washroom and storage facilities also provided.

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

 

 

the upper storey’s lightweight glass and steel structure is supported by the more opaque ground floor. clad with wooden brises-soleil that filter external light, the lower level contains three bedrooms, including a large master suite, that neighbor the garden. see other projects by studio MK27 on designboom here, including a luxury residential development in barcelona and a brazilian home topped with an expansive green roof.

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

studio MK27 conceives 'architectural promenade' for casa FIO in são paulo

 

 

project info:

 

architecture: studio MK27
architect: marcio kogan
co-architect: lair reis
interior design: diana radomysler
interior design co-author: mariana ruzante
project team: carlos costa, eline ostyn, fernanda neiva, laura guedes, mariana simas, oswaldo pessano

 

landscape designer: renata tili
structure engineer: leão e associados
construction manager: d cortez engenharia
contractor: fairbanks & pilnik
photography: fernando guerra

 

project size: 1,100 sqm
site size: 1,370 sqm
building levels: 2