São Paulo. A pavilion as a study on joinery and double symmetry

Marcio Kogan completes Micasa Campus’s third building, a light structure in laminated timber, metal and polycarbonate.

Studio MK27, Micasa Vol.C, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018

In Jardim América district, São Paulo, the Brazilian Studio mk27 designed a multipurpose pavilion for Micasa, a furniture company, in addition to Vol.A and Vol.B, the original store and the annex designed in 2007 by Studio mk27. While Vol.B is a solid concrete structure, the new pavilion is compact but appears as a light and translucent volume. The building is a clean and rhythmical outcome of the studio’s recent research on fast construction.

Vol.C’s square plan of 15x15 m is a flexible space that hosts heterogeneous functions such as shop, exhibition space or temporary residence for invited artists. The elevations are divided in two horizontal stripes, where the lowest is characterised by white metal, while sheets made of translucent polycarbonate envelopes the upper one. The choice of the materials concur in conferring lightness and enhancing the play of shadows and lights. This division is also present in the interiors, where the wooden structure of the pavilion is shown, unfolding the variations of the joinery work. A wooden substructure supports the envelope of the building. Its ceiling height of 7,5 m is exalted by pendant lights by Isamu Noguchi.

Micasa Vol.C
São Paulo, Brazil
multiuse building
Studio mk27
Architects in charge:
Marcio Kogan, Marcio Tanaka (co-architect)
Design Team:
carlos costa, diana radomysler, laura guedes, mariana ruzante, mariana simas, oswaldo pessano, raquel reznicek, renata furlanetto, samanta cafardo, tamara lichtenstein
230 sqm

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