studio mk27 visit
 
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sep 28, 2012

studio mk27 visit

studio mk27, sao paulo, brazil image © designboom

 

 

on a recent trip to sao paulo, brazil, designboom visited studio mk27 led by marcio kogan who represents the south american country at this year’s venice architecture biennale (see designboom’s coverage of the brazil pavilion here). located in the jardin area of the city, the three story building was one of kogan’s first projects. the concrete facade stands out from the neighboring structures with trickling overgrown ivy and an interactive chalk board found at street level. the corner entrance greets visitors with a suspended dripping detail which pays homage to its former residents.

 

 

dripping corner detail pays homage to the previous glass shop tenants image © designboom

 

 

messages from the community adorn the edifice image © designboom

 

 

reception area image © designboom

 

 

the main level, which was previously rented out to a glass shop, has been transformed into a reception area, meeting room, kitchen and patio to adapt to the growing practice of now 18 architects. the major presentations take place in the conference room which is one of three areas for assembly in the office and features a wall of drawings which kogan has personally collected and received from various architects, such as isay weinfeld and le corbusier over the years. the space opens onto a back deck which the staff occupies during lunch and where once a month, the studio entertains clients with parties catered by invited chefs.

 

 

conference room image © designboom

 

 

kogan’s collection of drawings image © designboom

 

 

detail of sketches image © designboom

 

 

(left) library with seating (right) stairway to second level image © designboom

 

 

the second level contains an informal meeting area which is positioned beside a linear horizontal shelving unit which divides the working space from the circulation zone. at the end of the floor is a meeting room which features stacks of publications that have published the studio’s work. encased in glass are models of birdhouses which were designed for an exhibition with fellow brazilian architect isay weinfeld that looked at the city with a critical objective.

 

 

model of birdhouse favela image © designboom

 

 

informal meeting area with campbell soup lighting image © designboom

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

work stations image © designboom

 

 

library image © designboom

 

 

meeting room image © designboom

 

 

(left) publications featuring studio mk27’s work (top right) campari lighting (bottom right) detail of book shelf image © designboom

 

 

(left) model of skyscraper (right) image of oscar niemeyer image © designboom

 

 

stairway to third level image © designboom

 

 

work station image © designboom

 

 

the third floor is where marcio kogan’s office can be found, along with the majority of the staff. similar to the level below, a long gallery separates the working spaces. the element contains a collection of miniature models which range from models of designers chairs to cars, pictures to figurines. the samples for the interior spaces, such as flooring and cabinetry are stored behind a large sliding door that occupies the back wall.

 

 

marcio kogan’s office image © designboom

 

 

image © designboom

 

 

objects found in marcio’s office image © designboom

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

work stations image © designboom

 

 

sample wall image © designboom

 

 

tweety birdhouse image © designboom

 

 

miniature chairs image © studio mk27

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

kitchen image © designboom

 

 

outdoor deck image © designboom

 

 

image © designboom

 

 

long table designed by marcio kogan image © designboom

 

 

the team meeting for a conference image © studio mk27

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

image © studio mk27

 

 

glass facade image © designboom

  • he is champion!

    longoeu says:
  • Excellent work place…{any vacancy..:)}

    Nicky says:
  • great place!!! love it

    pete stone says:
  • Un lugar de trabajo así da gusto…

    Mika says:
  • I love Marcio Korgan’s style of architecture, and it feels great to see where it all come from… real a wonderful work place.

    Ani says:

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