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.”
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