Parallel Perfection: House Punta by Marcio Kogan

Reflecting the beauty of the land on which it rests,
this quiet house by Marcio Kogan gently 
embraces the golden landscape of Uruguay.
House Punta's long, low, lean horizontal lines 
reinforce the wide open sky and land. 
Extensive timber decking blur the line
between outside and inside.
Stone, timber, glass. 
The simple elements of 
 comfortably elegant rustic architecture. 
Simple window frames. 
Stones as a "bar" to frame the top & bottom 
of the view;
exploring those horizontals again. 
The playfulness of random stone, 
where the sunlight's mood dances in many tones
of gold and shadow. 
Were you here this morning?
It's changed again, now that it's sunset. 
Open the shutters,
close the shutters.
The house responds to the sunshine's moods.
Cosy within.
Cosy without.
Sheltered in courtyard walls to trap the 
sun's warmth, without the wind.
This is a house to be shared and filled 
with laughter and warmth.
House Punta is domestic architecture 
at it's most responsive:
where the inhabitants are free to follow 
a mood, a whim, or a fancy of their own making, 
while the house simply becomes a quiet stage,
from which to admire this beautiful landscape. 

 House Punta, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Architects: Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan
Co-author: Suzana Glogowski
Interiors Co-authors: Beatriz Meyer & Diana Radomysler
Collaborator: Helena Montanarini

Photography: Reinaldo Coser