Casa Lee by
Studio MK27

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Rooms are contained within wooden boxes inside this long and low concrete house in Brazil by architecture office Studio MK27 (+ slideshow).

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Located outside São Paulo in Porto Feliz, Casa Lee is a single-storey residence that stretches across the width of its site to accommodate a large open-plan living room, four bedrooms, a guest suite and a gym within its walls.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Studio MK27 positioned the living and dining room at the centre of the plan, where it can be opened out to the garden on both sides using a series of sliding panels. This allows cross ventilation and also connects the room with a decked terrace and swimming pool running along in front.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

The two wooden box-like volumes sit either side of the living room and accommodate recessed bar and kitchen areas. One also contains the guest suite, while the other encases a row of bedrooms, a bathroom and the gym.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

The timber walls of the boxes comprise louvred mashrabiya panels, designed to allow ventilation whilst maintaining privacy.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

The gym and sauna are located at the far end of the building. Glazed walls slide open on one side of the rooms, leading out to a small secondary terrace and private pool.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Studio MK27's Eduardo Glycerio designed furniture especially for the house and worked alongside interior designer Diana Radomysler to plan the fittings for each of the rooms.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Led by architect Marcio Kogan, Studio MK27 has completed a few houses in São Paulo recently, including the chunky concrete Casa Cubo and the timber and glass Toblerone House, which was filmed through the eyes of the client's pet cat. See more design by Studio MK27.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

See more architecture in Brazil, including the new museum of art in Rio.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Photography is by Fernando Guerra.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Here's some project details from the architects:


Project: Lee House
Location: Porto Feliz, SP, Brazil

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Project: October 2008
Completion: October 2012
Site area: 4000 sqm
Built area: 900 sqm

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Architecture: Studio MK27
Architect: Marcio Kogan
Co-architect: Eduardo Glycerio
Interior design: Diana Radomysler

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Custom-designed furniture: Eduardo Glycerio, Carolina Castroviejo
Collaborator: Ricardo Ariza
Team: Beatriz Meyer, Carlos Costa, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski.

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Landscape designer: Gil Fialho
Structure engineer: Benedicts Engenharia
Construction manager: SC Consult
Contractor: Gaia Construtora

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Above: ground floor plan - click for larger image

Casa Lee by Studio MK27

Above: cross-section - click for larger image

  • http://www.aurelia-m.com aurelia-m

    Un peu trop froide à mon goût. Tout y est très beau, mais il ne s’en dégage rien!

  • http://www.renatarubim.com.br Renata Rubim

    In Brazil we really have beautiful concrete architecture both residential and public. But there is a mystery that I could never find out why it happens – the architects (and their clients) love striped rugs so that you rarely see beautiful contemporary ones. It’s a pity.

  • racosin

    Would like to see more detailed shots of the pool, looks interesting.

  • Concerned Citizen

    I would like to know the details for that clear span roof system.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    I love the long sleek lines of this house, the gorgeous pool and the tropical plants. Can I live there?

  • andrew

    Looks like a lonely life.

  • F33

    Big pimpin!