studio mk27: decameron
studio mk27: decameron
nov 05, 2011

studio mk27: decameron

‘decameron’ by studio mk27, são paulo, brazil image © pedro vannucchi

brazilian architect marcio kogan of studio mk27 has received the world’s best shopping building award from the world architecture festival for ‘decameron’, a retail store in são paolo, brazil. the economic solution to a rented site and limited budget, the displays of this shop are placed within two rows of stacked shipping containers which are oriented perpendicular to the main street. the bold and vibrant colors painted on the external surfaces are revealed when a series of large and translucent sliding doors of the metal warehouse structure are unfolded during the store’s hours of operation.

studio mk27: decameronlarge sliding doors close the facade to the street image © pedro vannucchi

products are lined along the walls of the narrow hallways, limited by the inherent dimensions of the container units. an arrangement of furniture within the adjoining clear span structure allows visitors to experience the products of the company. near the rear of the plot, a courtyard garden with planted palm trees and pebble ground cover creates a serene atmosphere to buffer the offices from the common areas. bound with a glass wall, designers may overlook the activity within the store. at night, the polycarbonate panels glow from the interior showing shadows of people moving within the showroom.

studio mk27: decameronentry facade when store is closed image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron(left) stacked row of shipping containers (right) extended facade comprised of shipping containers image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron outwardview at night image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron open air courtyard image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron gallery bordering courtyard image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron interior space bordering shipping container galleries image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron view of street from interior image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron street elevation open image © pedro vannucchi

studio mk27: decameron street elevation closed image © pedro vannucchi

  • Muy buena propuesta, apoyo la implementación de materiales en desuso, darle valor a estos elementos con estas ideas. Felicidades.
    Esta es mi propuesta:

  • what does this store sell? it’s mainly empty space as far as I can tell; show me how it functions – that would be swell.

  • I think this is a great use of the container boxes. I love how the containers and concrete building are linked. The colours are really beautiful and the way the walls seem just to peel back to allow a beautiful open space is just great!

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