Some Boxes are More Equal
September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
I am sick and tired of architecture that is no more interesting than my son’s stacking of boxes. (He’ll be 3 in November.) I love modern design, don’t get me wrong, but, please, I need some detail to keep my interest.
Much like the interiors I design, I think the nuances and details are crucial, especially when the aesthetic is modern. Without ornamentation, the subtleties do all the talking.
That’s why I fell in love with this residential project done by a Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan for his firm Studio MK27. This project, House 53, is an amazing building. Its facade folds so that it’s two monolithic planes, which define the home’s street presence, fold up and open to open the home to the outside world.