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Casa MM

Studio MK27

Far from the frenetic pace of the metropolis, Bragança Paulista is a little town north of São Paulo nestled among gentle hills where farmland is interspersed by forests and small lakes.
A fundamental part of the local lifestyle, this landscape is reflected in the building typologies. Similarly, in the Casa MM by Marcio Kogan and Cristina Motta of mk27 architectural practice, open space is considered on a par with solid volumes. Set along two perpendicular axes, the building is made up of a single-level residence proper lying on an east-west plane and another “empty” volume: a wooden deck and swimming pool on the north-south axis.
The solid volume, an archetypical barn-like shape, stands in contrast to the gentle folds of the surrounding hills. It exudes protection, intimacy and warmth; the open extension stretching in the opposite direction is all...

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