Set into the hilly landscape of the São Paulo neighbourhood of Bragança Paulista, the MM House was designed to feel warm and inviting, but also offer pockets of relief from the sweltering temperatures.
The 715-square-metre layout is simple: two airy rectangular volumes that intersect perpendicularly and are demarcated by their different flooring. With a floor clad in Freijó, a wood native to Brazil, one volume contains the outdoor pool, two decks, a covered veranda and a barbecue area.
The second volume, finished with granite flooring, accommodates the living and dining rooms, bedrooms, a fitness area and service areas.
In the living area, a sleek basalt stone fireplace anchors the room and is framed by a custom wood bookcase that spans one wall, while a collection of mid-century modern and contemporary furnishings complete the space. Diesel for Moroso’s plush Nebula Nine sofa and pillowy-soft Poltrona Cumulus chair commingle with a duo of low-lying tailored Poltrona Dinamarquesa chairs and a tufted Banco Capri seat and table combo – both by Brazil’s Jorge Zalszupin.
Further emphasizing the old meets new approach, Jean Prouvé’s two-metre long pivoting Potence lamps for Vitra adorn the walls while Carl Hansen & Son’s Wishbone chairs line the seven-metre-long stone table that encloses the barbecue.
On the exterior, the deck is outfitted with loungers and poufs as tables from Paola Lenti. With climate as an obvious key factor for the habitability of the house, MK27 installed retractable wooden doors that completely open to provide ventilation. Moreover, a green roof acts as a natural insulator.
Architecture by Studio MK27: Marcio Kogan, Maria Cristina Motta; interiors by Studio MK27: Diana Radomysler.