This apartment in the bustling city of Saõ Paulo in Brazil was designed by Studio MK27, the architectural firm of Marcio Kogan. With a shared love for Brazilian modernism, the studio wants to rethink and continue this iconic architectural movement. Formal simplicity and an utmost attention to detail and finish are fixed values in their projects. This is also the case in Flat 12.
The apartment in Saõ Paulo, which has a habitable surface of 710 square metres, is an interplay between cold and warm materials. Wood and natural stone balance each other. Take a look at the minimalist bathroom, for example. The bathroom is made entirely of marble that gets interrupted by a simplistic wooden washbasin.
Wood and natural stone balance each other.
The colour palette of the house was kept very simple. Black and grey tones form a monotonous but warm whole that is complemented by the copper tones of the lamps above the dining table. Despite the dark, wooden ceiling and walls, there is still a lot of incidence of light through the large windows which restrains that you get an enclosed feeling. For the floor, a dark gray stone was chosen. In the living room it gets interrupted by a soft white carpet which illuminates the heavy feeling of the dark materials. Brazilian modernism in all its simplicity.
Architecture and interiors: studio mk27 - marcio kogan + diana radomysler + luciana antunes + pedro ribeiro.
Images © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen