Studio MK27 located in the chaotic city of São Paulo was founded in the late 70’s by architect Marcio Kogan and today is comprised of 40 architects and various collaborators worldwide.
Kogan is an honorary member of the AIA (American Institute of Architecture), Professor at Politecnico di Milano and on the board of Museum Of Art of São Paulo (MASP) and the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology (MUBE). He was considered by Época magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential persons in Brazil, is part of “Wallpaper’s 150 Famous for 15 Years”, and came in 39th in Dezeen’s Hot List 2017. He leads a team of architects who, for the most part, have been working with him for over a decade.
The team, coordinated by four directors, constitutes three main squads. Diana Radomysler, Marcio’s partner since the 90s, is the author of the interior design projects and coordinates its team. Partners since the beginning of the 2000s, Renata Furlanetto and Suzana Glogowski direct the architecture team and sign most of the designs. The architect Mariana Simas, partner since 2008, is the executive director leading the new projects, human resources, finance and communications teams.
The architects of the team, great admirers of the Brazilian modernism generation, seek to fulfill the task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement. The projects of Studio MK27 place value on formal simplicity and are elaborated with extreme care and attention to details.
Since 2001, when he started a co-creation and cooperative work system at the office, studio mk27 has won more than 250 national and international awards, such as: IAB (Institute of Brazilian Architects), São Paulo Architectural Biennial, WAF, Architectural Review, Dedalo Minosse, Record House, Leaf, D&AD, Spark, Barbara Cappochin, Iconic, AZ, Buenos Aires Ibero-american Architectural Biennial, Wallpaper Design Award and Prix Versailles. MK27 represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale of 2012.
Kogan and the directors have lectured and workshopped at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Société Française des Architectes, Clubovka, FAUUSP, Mackenzie, FAAP, Politecnico di Milano, Mantova, Porto Academy, Verona, Valencia, South Florida, Rice, Texas, Cornell and Yale universities among others.
In 2025 Studio mk27 will represent Brazil at Expo Osaka, designing the new edition of the pavilion.