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Marcio Kogan

Marcio Kogan


Architect
Country: Brazil
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Marcio Kogan is the founding architect and professor of all of the team at Sudio MK27. He was born in the chaotic city of São Paulo and graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1976. He worked as a movie director until after he shot his first long feature and then, bankrupt,  he had to content himself with being an architect. A soccer- lover, he wears glasses and is a food  freak. He is the author of all the projects of studio mk27. And also teaches at Escola da Cidade.

Studio ΜΚ27 was founded in the early 80s 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 ΜΚ27 are valued for the formal simplicity, always working with special attention to detail and finishing.

Kogan is an honorary member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) and was considered by Epoca magazine one of the 100 most influential people in Brazil, and is part of the list “The Wallpaper* 150 Famous for 15 Years”. He 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), São 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 ΜΚ27 has spoken at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Société Française des Architectes, Clubovka, FAU-USP e Mack universities, FAAP, Polytechnic of Milan and Valencia, South Florida, Rice, Texas, among others. In 2012 Studio ΜΚ27 represented Brazil at the Venice Bienalle which meant some extra kilos for the group of 10 architects who went for a gondola ride.