Marcio Kogan

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MARCIO KOGAN

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Marcio began his professional career as a movie maker to switch then to architecture. We can say though that architecture and cinematography have a lot of similarities: the two arts deal with a spatial and temporal structure. The space rotates around the people that live it, in one case are actors and in the others are users. Architecture and Cinema create space that generate experiences, for the most different life’s situations.

Marcio still brings with him his cinematographic baggage when planning and designing, “from the elongated proportions of a widescreen lens, the importance of light, the importance of teamwork, the moment to moment’s emotions, which to me are always parts of the process of drafting a movie script”, as he explains us during our talk.

Marcio directed 30 short movies and tried directing a long movie, which unfortunately did not reach the expected success. It was in this moment that he decided to dedicate himself completely to architecture.

His cinematographic background and themes are still taken into account when he designs: light, widescreen and storytelling. As much as for movies, light, whether is artificial or nature, plays an important role in architecture as well. Widescreen influenced a lot his work and storytelling helps him to imagine a story around the building, where he creates a character who lives and experience the space.

It was in 2014, when he got invited at Venice Biennale, that he decided to momentarily go back to cinematography and presented a short movie called “This was not my dream”, directed by his son.

Today Marcio, among his other passions, loves to collect pieces, gifts that bring back memories. In his office we can find a little museum of objects, going from a clapperboard that he used for his movies to a signed picture of Fellini.

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Kent, England

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Kingston Polytechnic

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Sadie Morgan is a founding director of dRMM and industry leader. Over her 25-year career she has played a key role in the advocacy of exemplary design and architecture, through her professional practice and advisory roles. In her role as a design champion Sadie is involved in a number of advisory roles including chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State and being one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by Chief Executive Phil Graham.

Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013, was short-listed for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014 and most recently won the inaugural ‘Female Architectural Leader of the Year’ at the BD Architect of the Year awards. www.drmm.co.uk

About Studio MK27

The practice, located in the chaotic city of São Paulo, was founded in the late 70’s and today is comprised of 30 architects and various collaborators worldwide. 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 and finishings. www.studiomk27.com.br

 

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