Wednesday 4 April 2012

Cobogo House

I have a tendency to ‘stalk’ architects and designers whose work I find really inspiring. I once determinedly tried to visit every space designed by one of my favourite Indian architects, Sandeep Khosla. If there was a restaurant or lounge designed by him in the city I was in, I’d drag my friends there.

Another architect whose work I’m a real fan of is Marcio Kogan. He has a knack for creating buildings that are beautiful and minimal. Cobogo House, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is another one of Marcio Kogan’s designs that I have fallen in love with. This building has a simple form that appears gracefully elegant, and, as the tropical sunlight bathes the structure, it becomes a fascinating contrast of light and shadow.

What I love about this house is its almost seamless connection to the outdoors. Nature is embraced- indeed it is celebrated through its dialogue with the architecture. One of the elements that encourages this dialogue and forms a defining element of the architecture is a modular screen with hollowed out patterns, a work of art designed by Erwin Hauer. These hollowed-out elements take on different forms with the incidence of the sunlight during the day and artificial light during the night so that the house is continuously changing.

Enjoy the images below.

[Images courtesy ArchDaily]


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