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, brasilimage © pedro vannucchiall 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 andshear 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 interiorstaircase at the overlapping space of the two structures provides the primary interior circulation, leading to the upper level which is a concrete framewith 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 exterior continuous staircase cantilevers on the shorter wall of the lower component to communicate with the garden and pool, half of which is shadedby 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 volumeimage © pedro vannucchi



exterior staircase connects the rooftop solarium to the gardenimage © pedro vannucchi



overhanging volume creates a shaded courtyard belowimage © pedro vannucchi



view form the edge of the siteimage © pedro vannucchi



upper volume reaches the end of the siteimage © pedro vannucchi



view from the neighboring lotimage © pedro vannucchi



wood screen facade faces the poolimage © pedro vannucchi



living room inside of a glass boximage © pedro vannucchi



hardwood-floor interior surrounded by glass wallsimage © pedro vannucchi



athos bulcao artworkimage © pedro vannucchi



showerimage © pedro vannucchi



sliding glass doors open the interior to the rooftop terraceimage © pedro vannucchi



small lights accentuate the different materials and texturesimage © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



glowing light boximage © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



semi translucent wood screenimage © pedro vannucchi



image © pedro vannucchi



site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1












project info:



project: osler houselocation: brasília. df. brazilproject: march . 2003conclusion: january . 2009 site plan area: 797 sqmbuilt area: 270 sqm

architecture: studio mk27architect: marcio kogan co-architect: suzana glogowskiinterior design: diana radomysler custom made furniture design: suzana glogowskicollaborator: carolina castroviejoteam: eduardo glycerio . gabriel kogan . lair reis . marcio tanaka . maria cristina motta .  mariana simas .  oswaldo pessano              renata furlanetto .  samanta cafardo

  • lived in
    human touch
    in strong architecture

    Paedra says:
  • The highest form of sophistication is simplicity, no? muito forte.

    mArkW says:
  • Another astonishing project from Marcio Kogan… Congratulations!

    Cláudio Alexandre Dória says:
  • Marcio Kogan did the same house last year.

    lubo says:

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