selection of studio mk27 as the 2014-2015 Donghia Designers-in-Residence

studio_mk27_Donghia_Otis-CollegeThe Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce selection of studio mk27 as the 2014-2015 Donghia Designers-in-Residence!

Donghia Designers-in-Residence studio mk27 will present a public lecture on March 25, 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and direct a one-week Master Class at OTIS College of Art and Design between March 20 and 25, 2015.

studio mk27 will be represented by founder Marcio Kogan, interiors manager Diana Radomysler, and manager Mariana Simas.

2014-2015 Donghia Designers-In-Residence
studio mk27

studio mk27, located in the chaotic city of Sao Paulo, was founded in the early 80s by architect Marcio Kogan, and today consists of 28 architects as well as several collaborators worldwide. The team of architects, great admirers of the Brazilian modernist generation, seeks to fulfill the difficult task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement. The projects of studio mk27 are valued for their formal simplicity, always working with special attention to detail and finishing. Kogan is an honorary member of AIA (American Institute of Architects), professor at Escola da Cidade, and was considered by Epoca magazine one of the 100 most influential people in Brazil, and is part of the “The Wallpaper* 150 Famous for 15 Years.”

Marcio Kogan leads a team of architects, who at large, have been working with him for over a decade. Since 2001, when he started a co-creation and cooperative work system at the office, studio mk27 has won over 200 national and international awards, such as: IAB (Institute of Brazilian Architects), Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale, WAF, Architectural Review, Dedalo Minosse, Record House, LEAF, D&AD, Spark, Barbara Cappochin, Iconic, AZ and Wallpaper Design Award.

The team at studio mk27 has spoken at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Societe Francaise Des Architectes, Clubovka, FAU-USP e Mack universities, FAAP, Polytechnic of Milan and Valencia, South Florida, Rice University, Texas, among others. In 2012 studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale which meant some extra kilos for the group of 10 architects who went for a gondola ride.

bottom: Paraty House, designed by studio mk27, photographed by Nelson Kon
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