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    Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.



    In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of the usual stuffy treatments that supposedly create intimacy.



    At the Panama House, there are no cozy nooks, no soft furnishings, no homey touches. And yet, there is a feeling of comfort and livability in this art-gallery-of-a-house that makes you want to move in tomorrow.



    All levels of the three-storey house — including the bedrooms, office, gardens and patio — are used to display the owner’s substantial collection of predominantly modern Brazilian art and sculpture.



    An uninterrupted connection between inside and out makes the entire space seem unlimited, translucent, as if without walls, although the structure is essentially a wooden box inside a C-shaped concrete cask made of cement slabs and a wall.



    The sliding vertical wood lathes that form the brise soleils for each room’s facade, are also an important part of establishing the prevailing openness. The brise soleils also provide comfort and privacy, and enable the control of the artworks’ exposure to direct sun.



    Most beautifully, they also create the soft play of light that matches the overall linear shapes — created by creases in window treatments, the floor boards, the rows of pillows on long sofas, the stone work outside — continuing the elongated language of the entire building.



    The São Paulo-born architect Marcio Kogan graduated from Mackenzie University in 1976 and created films until the age of 30. His considerable talents of creating drama, understanding a setting and leading the eye are certainly evident in the award-winning Panama House. - Tuija Seipell



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    hmm-I think I like it,just not sure I'd want to live there.
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    Ick, it's ugly and squat.

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    I love the Inside/Outside concept but it's badly executed. The 1960s were never fashionable even in the 1960s.
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    Does nothing for me and I HATE yellow with a vengeance.
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    I can't even look at it properly, the low ceilings are too oppressive

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    Is that a house for midgets?

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    i like this a lot.
    i'd get rid of the big black leather sofa and a couple of the black leather armchairs (what is it with men and leather furniture overload?), change the lamps in the living room. but other than that, it's one sexy house.
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    how do you keep people from walking into your hangar of a house and stealing your shit? lol
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    I kinda like it, but it looks like somewhere the Brady Bunch would stay on vacation.

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    It's actually a parking garage, isn't it. Where to sit?

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    Looks like a museum. Not feeling this one.

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