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Micasa Volume B, São Paulo

a beautiful brutalist icon in South America's capital of cool...

Micasa Volume B, São Paulo

Imposing, alluring and drenched in beautiful exposed concrete, Micasa Volume B has a unique, unrefined elegance…

One of the world’s largest cities, and the cultural capital of Brazil, São Paulo may have a reputation for street violence and chaos, but it’s that raw edge that is seeing the city garner somewhat of a name for itself in art, design and architecture. StudioMK27‘s beautiful block of concrete brutalism is a prime example of this. An annex of an existing Vitra showroom, Micasa Volume B echoes the chaos of its surroundings with its uncompromising form and powerful exposed concrete façades. The external wall made of leftover metallic lace used for the concrete was a touch decided at the time of construction, uniquely transferring an element of the creative process to the builders. Imposing, alluring and drenched in beautiful exposed concrete, Micasa Volume B has a unique, unrefined elegance…

Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo
Micasa Volume B, Sao Paulo

Architect’s credits:
author > marcio kogan
co-author > bruno gomes . bruno guedes
project architects > beatriz meyer . carolina castroviejo . diana radomysler eduardo chalabi . eduardo glycerio . eduardo gurian . elisa firedmann . gabriel kogan . lair reis . luciana antunes . maria cristina motta . mariana simas . oswaldo pessano . renata furlanetto . samanta cafardo . suzana glogowski

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