studio mk27: V4 house
studio mk27: V4 house studio mk27: V4 house
aug 03, 2012

studio mk27: V4 house

‘V4 house’ by studio mk27, sao paulo, brazil image © nelson kon all images courtesy of studio mk27



brazilian firm studio mk27 has finished the ‘V4 house’ in sao paulo, completely submerged within its context. the one-storey sub-grade dwelling stretches to the extremities of the site benefiting from the interior program as much as the exterior garden. along one axis, a wooden box enveloped in perforated timber panels contains the private bedrooms shaded from direct light and therefore more easily acclimated. a vast exposed concrete roof mass with integrated beams extends perpendicularly disappearing into the natural stone retaining wall defining the property line, doubling as an exterior deck on grade. the public living spaces are delineated by four slender columns, wrapped in retractable glass doors to immerse the inhabitant in the outdoor environment.


‘V4 house’ has been shortlisted in the ‘housing’ category of the 2012 world architecture festival. see the complete list of this year’s nominated projects here.



exterior image © nelson kon


semi interior space and the ‘wooden box’ image © nelson kon



fron yard image © nelson kon



path from outside staircase image © nelson kon



exterior space image © nelson kon



view from garden image © nelson kon



entrance to private bedrooms image © nelson kon



massive roof plane hovers overhead image © nelson kon



closed glass screens image © nelson kon



deep overhang controls direct sunlight image © nelson kon



retractable glass doors pulled back to blend interior with exterior image © nelson kon



living room image © nelson kon



living room image © nelson kon



living room image © nelson kon



living room image © nelson kon



living room image © nelson kon



dining room image © nelson kon



master bathroom open to private exterior garden image © nelson kon



master bathroom image © nelson kon



master bathroom image © nelson kon



master bathroom image © nelson kon



bathroom sink image © nelson kon



embedded concrete treads cantilever from stone retaining wall image © nelson kon



site plan



floor plan / level 0












project info:



project: v4 house location: são paulo . sp . brazil project: april . 2009 completion: october . 2011 site area: 653,00 sqm built area: 1.291,00 m2 architecture: studio mk27 architect: marcio kogan co-architect: renata furlanetto project architects: diana radomysler . fabiana cyon . fernando falcon . oswaldo pessano interior design: diana radomysler . renata furlanetto team: carolina castroviejo . eduardo chalabi . eduardo glycerio . eduardo gurian . elisa           friedmann . gabriel kogan . lair reis . luciana antunes . marcio tanaka           maria cristina motta . mariana simas . samanta cafardo . suzana glogowski landscape architect: isabel duprat structure engineer: pinto rodrigues                                eng. gilberto pinto rodrigues project manager: nelson batista

  • What a lovely bit of kismet…that Villa SK and V4 House, are offered here, almost simultaneously. There are so many lessons here regarding ideas, and their critical conditions required, in order to really succeed.
    By contrasting the two projects’ approaches to structure, site, and materiality…it becomes clear how one project seems like a push and ultimately fails, while the other flows organically as if a seed, planted by its context.
    Thanks so much, danny and studio mk27

    Chaszr says:
  • Where do I get the chairs with the net back in the living room?!

    dmfc says:
  • pp130 – the circle chair, 1986, Hans J. Wegner, via PP Møbler []
    I always check nord, local shop []

    rzyad says:
  • pp130 – the circle chair, 1986, Hans J. Wegner, via [url=] PP Møbler [/url]
    just checked local shop [url=] nord [/url]

    rzyad says:
  • the roof should be green.

    LC says:

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