The Cobogó House, a single family residence designed by São Paulo-based architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 has been nominated for an award in the house category for this year’s world architecture festival. At entry level, a series of perimeter glass doors can be opened to provide a permeable boundary to access the adjacent enclosed courtyard garden. An outdoor veranda with elevated views of the sculpted lake and trees wraps around a facade formed with a continuous and modular interwoven brise-soleil. The organic loops of the high-gloss white material generates a series of penetrations allowing a dappled lighting quality to filter into and naturally illuminate the second floor corridor.
The crisp plaster exterior is contrasted with rectangular bands of vertical wooden planks which visually continue to the ground plane to form the surrounding garden fence. A pervious mesh screen parallel the structure’s outer wall may be slid along a track and closed to protect the interior spaces from the strong afternoon sunlight. At night, the patterned elevation creates the effect of a glowing jewel box when illuminated by the inner bedroom’s ambient lighting.