Ipês house in São Paulo by StudioMK27 – Marcio Kogan

Ten years ago, when StudioMK27 tried to do a project using exposed concrete, many builders said that this was practically impossible. Yeah, Right – Brazil that has a vast modern tradition in the use of raw concrete? During a determinate period, in the 90?s, the use of the material declined sharply, restricted to the few architects that used it experimentally and sporadically, without fixing a constructive know-how.
Concrete is, on the other hand, a type of x-ray of the construction and of the passing of time, where the surface is impregnated not only with the smallest defects but also the knots of the wood. It is liquid stone, as has already been said. The experience of constructing in raw concrete during these last ten years has shown StudioMK27 the impracticality of making an absolutely perfect material. The House of Ipês incorporates this experience of design and construction in exposed concrete.

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  • 3po3 3po3 on Nov 20, 2012
    Another interesting post. I appreciate your knowledge and interesting perspective on architecture. Thanks Ricky.
  • Cindy Luby Cindy Luby on Oct 02, 2013
    The homes are stunning. Love concretes clean lines.
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