The Mororó House is in a mountainous region, 180 km from the city of São Paulo, known for its low temperatures. The architecture sought to create generous internal spaces for the cold days, such as, for example, a cozy living room and an enclosed bathhouse with a pool, where the views can be appreciated while protected with a skin of glass. Externally, the same continuous volume creates a duality between an opaque block – where the living room is – and the transparent stretch of the heated pool and sauna. The volumetry of the house was given by the extrusion of sixty-five meters of an icon-house, with pitched roof. Furthermore, an external wooden deck connects the spaces and creates a solarium to be used during the summer months. In the opaque part of the volume, which is 50m long, the openings were minimized and
used as sliding doors to intensify the integration between inside and out. This relation between empty and full in the façade allows for an excellent thermal performance, with a high degree of electric energy conserved. The transparent stretch is fourteen meters long and the internal ventilation was spatially designed to avoid condensation on the glass by the heated pool, which would harm the relation with the view. The house was not implanted on the top of a rough site, as initially desired by the clients, but in its lowest part – in the midst of a beautiful forest of pine trees. This solution allowed the building to be surrounded by nature, creating na intimate relation with the site. The initial premise of the project was to design a quick and cheap construction. Therefore, the architecture found industrialized solutions
such as metal structures and steelframe walls. The site, despite high levels of rainwater, was always clean. Opposite to the usual Brazilian building culture, few elements were built on site, rather mounted at the factory. The time to build this house was less than the standard amount of time, even with difficulty to access. The use of the internal materials, such as Wood, made the house a cozy one, like all the traditional chalets in the mountains. Following the desires of the future residents, the kitchen could be integrated to the spaces via wooden sliding doors – that could be entirely opened. Thus, it was not only possible to design ample and continuous spaces on the inside, but also to have central spaces for the quotidian life that organized the house plan.
Curriculum studio / partecipante Studio mk27 Studio mk27, located in the city of São Paulo, was founded in the early 80s by architect Marcio Kogan, and today consists of 29 architects as well as several collaborators worldwide. The team of architects, great admirers of the Brazilian modernist generation, seeks to fulfill the difficult task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement.
Kogan is an honorary member of AIA, professor at Escola da Cidade, and is part of the list “The Wallpaper* 150 Famous for 15 Years”.Since 2001, when he started a co-creation and cooperative work system at the office, studiomk27 has won over 200 national and international awards, such as: WAF, Architectural Review, Dedalo Minosse, Record House, LEAF, D&AD, Barbara Cappochin, AZ and Wallpaper Design Award.
The team at studio mk27 has spoken at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Société Française Des Architectes, Polytechnic of Milan and Valencia, among others. In 2012 studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale.
Studio mk27, located in the city of São Paulo, was founded in the early 80s by architect Marcio Kogan, and today consists of 29 architects as well as several collaborators worldwide. The team of architects, great admirers of the Brazilian modernist generation, seeks to fulfill the difficult task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement.