“Born in the chaotic city of São Paulo.” This is how Studio MK27 presents itself. Launched at the end of the 1970s, under the aegis of architect Marcio Kogan, the architecture firm, which today has a staff of around 30, affirms its admiration for Brazilian modernism.
A movement that it wishes to perpetuate while rethinking this emblematic architectural trend. On the agenda, a formal simplicity combined with care and extreme attention to detail and finishing. This approach has paid off and, since 2001, has been rewarded with more than 250 national and international prizes, such as the Institute of Brazilian Architects, the Wallpaper Design Award, and the Versailles Prize. In 2012, the architecture firm represented its country at the Venice Biennale.
Officiating for both the hotel and boutique worlds, MK 27 has also been marvelous in the design of private villas, such as “Casa Minas,” its very first project in the Minas Gerais region of southeastern Brazil. Located outside Belo Horizonte, above the mountains, and set on a particularly steep site, the house is formed by two concrete slabs drawing a strong horizontal line. Raised about ten meters above the ground, the villa rests on a set of pillars hidden among the trunks of trees in the garden that recreate the original rainforest.
Architecture: studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Regiane Leão.
Interiors: studio mk27 – Diana Radomysler + Mariana Ruzante.
Photography: Joana França
Landscape designer: Pedro Nehring