Elegant, calm, minimalist, clean and beautiful are among the adjectives that can be used to describe almost all of Marcio Kogan’s much-publicized and much-awarded residential masterpieces.
The magnificent, streamlined residences must serve as an antidote of some sort to the Brazilian architect who has been quoted as saying that he loves his home town of São Paulo and New York because they are similar in their chaotic ugliness, and because he likes “energy, chaos and a multi-cultural population in a city.”
From the architects Chadbourne + Doss Architects
Located on the west side of Mercer Island, Washington, this house is a reconstruction of one of iconic Seattle architect Fred Bassetti’s earliest designs built in 1962. Fronting a busy street, we wanted to root the house to its sloping wooded site and provide a protective shelter for family life. The plan is opened up allowing for large family gathering spaces and perspectives throughout the full length of the house. A new metal skin with interior cedar liner wraps over the roof and grounds the house to the site. An aluminum bar grating screen encloses an exterior patio and deck filtering interior views and forming a sparkling and diaphanous wall from the street. The entry approach is redesigned with a cantilevered concrete landing in a sunken courtyard and a 4’ x 11’ pivot door to the interior. Bathing spaces are ethereally bright, smooth and seamless. Materials throughout are natural but installed and crafted in an extremely crisp manner.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider
Visit the website of Chadbourne + Doss Architects – here.
Not very far from the main design idea of the Gama Issa House, Marcio Kogan leaves us amazed once more, but this time with Osler House. Osler House is located in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, a city which is a world reference for urban planning. It is very similar in the following with Gama Issa House, basically, we still have the parallelogram box, but the second top part of the box is enlarged in dimensions from its base and is pivoted and rotated to a 90 degree angle. Osler House basically forms the letter T when one looks at the site plan. Visit www.marciokogan.com.br for more images and info.
Project: Osler House
Location: Brazil. DF
Project start date: March 2006
Project completion: January 2008
Site area: 797 square meters
Built area: 270 square meters
Architect: Marcio Kogan
Co-architect: Suzana Glogowski
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Marcio Kogan
Team: Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto. Lair Reis, Samanta Cafardo, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Gabriel Kogan
Landscape Architect: Renata Tilli
General Contractor: Abacus Engenharia
A box house in the city of chaos; just this phrase creates limitations and order! Marcio Kogan and his design team created a single, enormous volume wrapping everything. This white box house gives a whole new meaning to modern sustainable living in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Check out his website. www.marciokogan.com.br
Project: Gama Issa House (02/2000)
Project architects: Marcio Kogan + // Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Lair Reis, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Gabriel Kogan, Mariana Simas, Beatriz Meyer
Interior designers: Marcio kogan + Diana radomysler
Collaborations: Gisela Zilberman, Diana Radomysler
Location: Alto de Pinheiros . São Paulo. Sp . Brasil
Site area: 1700 square meters
Built area: 700 square meters
The Flatiron Building in New York City
Breathtaking… A house built more than a century ago, in a city that is larger than anything you can imagine. Completed in 1902, almost an 1800 house, 87 meters tall (almost 100 meters) with an 22 floor count. Witch gives each floor a total hight of 4 meters!! Thats what i call ceiling hight.
Flatiron in New York City
The Flatiron Building, which when constructed was called the Fuller Building, was one of the tallest buildings in New York City when completed. As you can see on the first photo the detail level on the facade is astonishing, the style is called Beaux Arts and you mainly know it by those high greek columns. But also when you dig deeper into Marvel comics and see all the structural building architecture you’ll notice the Beaux Art style.
I love this house, and i love New York city
This is a post in a series of posts, the first one was “Why i Think i Love New York” a short and simple why. The second one was “Why I Think I love New York part II” a little bit longer and a more big WHY?.
Read them both and read this and let me know why you think you love new york, if you do think you love new york that is.
A “Flatiron” copy found in Chicago
The Flatiron Building is frequently seen on TV in the opening of the The Late Show With David Letterman and it was used as the Daily Bugle building in the Spider Man films. I love the architectural style and find it calming in many ways, i try to find the core value in why i love the style, but can’t seem to know why. It’s just the level of detail and the hugh amount of effort it took Daniel Burnham to sketch and draw this magnificent building. This is another reason Why I think I Love New York, and the little house from Chicago, makes me believe that if you want to build and construct a house like this today, it’s very possible…. Maybe a mansion like that… in an urban environment.
By Linus Ekenstam
I’m in this phase where i look at like 100 different houses a day, looking for some structural inspiration. I’m not in a stage where we might be planning to build a house, but i still like to scavenge the internet for inspiration. This house did strike me as very luxurious but still a place that would feel like home.
It’s 260 sq m and has a 950 sq m garden area and located in La Reserva, Chicureo, Colina, Chile. They have planted a tree in the house atrium and also there are some parts of the house that are built into the mountain side that the house sits on.