Brazil-base Archiects Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan has create V4 House in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The contemporary house 600 sqm of residence V4, which took four years to built, consists of just one large living room with three open areas, two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom. There is also an outdoor kitchen for barbecues, a gym and a small basement with a laundry and service room.
With each new project contemporary architecture is forced to optimize spaces and use the maximum of each square meter of the site. V4 House is a rare anti-example. Its occupation of the land is very far from the maximum coefficient. Laws allow for much larger constructions. The solution adopted, however, dialogues with the dimension of the site, formulating an adequate relation between the scale of the construction and the site.
Contrary to the surrounding houses, a garden neighborhood of São Paulo, V4 House is a ground floor and almost disappears when seen from the street. The living room, positioned at the front of the house, is under a delicate beam of exposed concrete. Two rows of door frames, on both sides of the living room, can be completely retracted, constituting total integration between the front garden, the living room and the back patio. The living room, in this case, shelters from rain and sun, like a large veranda. And, under the beam, in one of the extremities, there is an open kitchen. On the ceiling of this volume, a large deck is an empty space that functions as a solarium. This terrace makes almost the entire project like a garden.
The concrete beam appearing from the wooden box, houses the two rooms that face the patio. In the wooden box from where the concrete beam appears, are the two rooms that face the patio. The wooded shaded area enables to control the inner temperature and, simultaneously, offers privacy to the environments. The bathroom of the master bathroom faces a small garden, removed from the rest of the house.
The program for the client’s needs and the dimensions of the site made it possible to do an unusual project: an urban ground-floor house. The house ends up, therefore, being very delicately inserted with the surroundings.
“I wanted to give it the spirit of an old residence where time has passed and there are so many stories to tell” – Marcio Kogan The 600 sq m of residence V4, which four years to built, consists of just one large living room with three open areas, two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom.”
Project name: V4 House
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Type: Contemporary House, Tropical House, House Interior, Interior Award
Site Area: 653,00 sqm
Total floor area: 1.291,00 sqm
Project Year: April, 2009
Completion Year: October, 2011
- 2012 AZURE Magazine’s Awards Winner + People’s Choice – Interiors – Residential
- 2012 WAN Awards – Residential Interiors Category – Entry
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan
Co-architect: Renata Furlanetto
Project Architect: Diana Radomysler, Fabiana Cyon, Fernando Falcon, Oswaldo Pessano
Interior design: Diana radomysler, Renata Furlanetto
Project Team: carolina castroviejo . eduardo chalabi . eduardo glycerio . eduardo gurian . elisa friedmann . gabriel kogan . lair reis . luciana antunes . marcio tanaka, maria cristina motta . mariana simas . samanta cafardo . suzana glogowski
Project Manager: nelson batista
General Contractor: alle engenharia, eng. luis esteves, eng. alberto du plessis, eng. hugo mariotto
Landscape Architect: Isabel duprat
Structural Engineer: pinto rodrigues, eng. gilberto pinto rodrigues
Text Description: © Courtesy of Studio mk27, 10.aeccafe
Images: © Nelson Kon, Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan