|Birth Day:||March 6, 1952|
|Birth Place:||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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In Architecture, the principal projects of the onset of his career were the buildings of his office in 1977 (located in São Paulo) – where he still maintains his activities – and Edificio Ljis (a 12-floor Residential building), finished in 1980. Other than there solo projects, he also did with Weinfeld the Goldfarb House in 1989, which brought references of Vila Arpel From the film My Uncle by Jacques Tati.
During the first years of his career, the architectural projects were divided with Kogan's dedication to film-making. Between 1973 and 1979 he produced – together with Isay Weinfeld – 13 short films in Super 8, winning numerous awards in national festivals. In 1983, the two made another short film, now in 35mm, “Idos com o Vento”, which received a prize at the Gramado Festival and at the Ibero-American Cine Huelva in Spain. Five years later, they launched their first and only long-feature, Fire and Passion (1988), with a star-filled cast that included Mira Haar, Cristina Mutarelli, Carlos Moreno, Rita Lee and Fernanda Montenegro. All of their film productions had a strong relation with humor, above all through visual jokes, expressed by the interaction of the characters and the scenario.
During the 1990s, Kogan and Weinfeld designed the Metropolis Building (a residential tower in Morumbi), finished in 1996, and the Hotel Fasano, one of the most important luxury hotels in São Paulo, and headed by a traditional family of restaurateurs of the city. Construction of Fasano started in 1996 and was completed in 2003. The partnership in film-making opened for exhibits about architecture and humor.
In 2001, Marcio Kogan's office became more collaborative and also received a new name, Studio MK27. The work system adopted gave greater freedom as well as responsibility to the architects, who have also now become co-authors of the projects, signing together with Kogan. In this organization, the task division was minimized and each architect accompanied all of the phases of the project, from the briefing with the client until the project delivery.
Since 2001 Studio MK27 has won more than 200 Brazilian and international awards, as IAB-BR, WAF, Architectural Review, Dédalo Minosse, Record House, LEAF, D&AD, Sparks, Barbara Capochin, Icônico, AZ and Wallpaper Design Award.
Paraty House, concluded in 2009, received great attention from the specialized media, winning 10 international awards, including the Wallpaper* Design Award promoted to by the British magazine.
In 2011, Kogan was selected to be an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), also given to another Brazilian, Angelo Bucci, that same year. For the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012, Studio MK27 produced a video installation representing fictional in the V4 House. The Brazilian Pavilion was greatly praised by the international media including the British paper “The Guardian” with the critic Steve Rose classifying the installation as the “highlight of the Biennale” and “great fun”.
Furthermore, Studio MK27, during these last few years, began designing furniture, including fixtures, taps and a bathtub. Among the main international awards received recently, highlights include: Leaf Awards with the Punta Casa (2011) and the M&M House (2013), the Record House with Bahia House (2011) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) with the Decameron Store (2011), Record Interiors with Studio SC (2012) and the International Design Award with the Redux House (2014). Studio R was selected in 2014 as a finalist in the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize as one of the 36 projects built in America between 2000 and 2013.
In 2014, Moleskine launched a supplement about Studio MK27 showing the quotidian in the office, sketches and their main inspirations. The book will be a part of the series “Inspiration and Process in Architecture”.
Currently, Marcio Kogan is 69 years, 10 months and 13 days old. Marcio Kogan will celebrate 70th birthday on a Sunday 6th of March 2022. Below we countdown to Marcio Kogan upcoming birthday.