Casa Catuçaba /Studio MK27 /Marcio Kogan & Lair Reis


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Architects : Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Lair Reis

Author : Marcio Kogan

Co-Author : Lair Reis

Photographs : Fernando Guerra, FG+SG

Manufacturers : Bellas Artes, Windeo, victorello, solum, waltevree, amata florestal, upm capital, william holland, Lumini, trisoft e celutrans, Plancus, Prototyp&, mado

Project Team : Carlos Costa, Flavia Maritan, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano

Contractor : Eight Pharcon

MEP : Natural Works

Landscape Design : Estelle Dugachard

Structure And Wood Frame : Carpinteria/Alan Dias



Location : Catuçaba, São Luís do Paraitinga – SP, Brazil

Area : 309.0 sqm

Project Year : 2016






Laid out over the valley, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, the house has a strong relationship with the local nature, abundant throughout most of the year. That allow for autonomy in generating energy. The main premise of the project is to make energy consumption efficient while simultaneously offer comfort to the user, beginning with the simplicity of contact with the local nature.

It’s FSC wooden pre-fab structure, to the point that it  remains supported on the land through some pillars,  without directly touching the ground, responds well to the necessity of building on a rugged piece of land, far from the city and difficult access. On this, the external ground is a deck also made in certified wood and the internal floor is clay brick made from the local soil. From this same soil the house is made.

The divisors of the house are wood frames with woolen insulation of PET which makes it an environmentally correct house.  Frames with double windows guarantee the comfort and ventilation.  The roof is a  wooden platform with vegetation which integrates  the house with its surroundings rue composing the area of the land shaded by it. In the vast landscape, the house create a link between that which is built and that which is natural.

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Photos © Fernando Guerra, FG+SG,  Courtesy of Studio mk27







Needless to say, Marcio is the founding architect and professor of all the team at studio mk27, He was born in the chaotic city of São Paulo and graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1976. He is a guest professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Escola da Cidade, where he recently concluded his Master in Education, Society and Culture. He worked as a movie director until after he shot his first long feature in 1988 and then, bankrupt, had to content himself with being an architect. He is the author of all the projects of studio mk27 and is an honorary member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and of the council of the Museum Of Art of São Paulo (MASP). He is certain that a good cotoletta alla Milanese is more important than architecture.


Studio MK27

+55 11 3081.3522

Al. Tietê, 505 Jardins01417-020 | São Paulo, SP  –  Brazil


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