Corten House

Marcio Kogan designed this unique urban house with a facade made of Corten weathering steel located near the largest park in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dialogue between the rusty texture on the outside and the stone, wood, white mortar and the glass build the space. The main entry door to the house is made of wood and, despite being of a color similar to metallic plates, the texture and the presence of the material itself, distinguishes the suspended steel box of the frontal facade. Read more [...]
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House 6

Marcio Kogan projected this beautiful house made with stone and wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with external space to be used for everyday living. Here is the project description: The Brazilian tropical climate suggests ample use of these solutions in vernacular as well as in modern architecture.  Beginning from the colonial, Brazilian architecture has usually incorporated a space that was known as the veranda. Verandas are covered linear spaces in front of the living room and bedrooms which Read more [...]
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Sumaré House

Isay Weinfeld Architects projected this house for a graphic designer in Sao Paulo with a studio situate below street level opening onto a garden. The two-story spacious house, fits an atelier, a swimming pool and a space for ballet routines, along with ample entertaining areas, two bedrooms and all other rooms suitable to a residence. Due to restrictions laws, the building should not exceed two floors, and an underground floor was necessary to place the caretaker’s quarters and the atelier. Read more [...]
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Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld

Livraria ad Vila is this unique bookstore designed by Isay Weinfeild located in a refurbished house in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hermetic volume with a pivoting bookshelf facade, contains an interesting space distributed over three levels. The inclusion of the basement allowed for an entire floor exclusive for children, in addition to a small auditorium, to hold courses and lectures. Voids connecting one floor to the next invite customers to enter and explore the store. Photos Read more [...]
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Volume B by Marcio Kogan

Volume B, designed by Marcio Kogan, is the retail furniture store for Vitra located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Marcio Kogan used the materials in their extreme condition, such as visible concrete executed without any concern about precision or finishing, or the skin of the back volume where they used various layers of a steel frame which is usually used on the inside of the concrete slabs and were found at the site. Likewise, the interior walls did not get any special finishing and still have Read more [...]
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Bela Cintra by Triptyque

I found another amazing bookcase, like the one I posted a few weeks ago, created for a private apartment in Sao Paulo by Brazilian firm Triptyque. The bookcase serves as bulkhead in this apartment, since it winds all the way through the whole place, serving as entertaiment system, bookshels, etc. Via io9 Read more [...]
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