Completed in January this year, Kogan has added another impressive house to his repertoire, the Punta House is amongst Marcio Kogan’s latest works, a simple structure that continues the architect’s aim of crafting long, angular structures of wood, stone and concrete that are heavy with visual vanishing points and personally-crafted furnishings.
The Punta House is located on an open lot, alongside a reservoir, in the countryside close to the city of Punta Del Leste, in Uruguay. From the get-go, the location of the residence on this open country wasteland imposed the challenge of creating private spaces and, to some degree, protected visually and climactically.
The solution adopted, from the outset, was a one-level house which, on one side looked out to the waters of the reservoir; and, on the other, to an internal patio demarcated by stone walls, which end up defining all of the spaces of the house.
Like other Kogan works, the Punta House is basic in concept, in that a rocky roof is raised by a wood wall and pillar structure that leaves a wide open space that serves as an extension of the environment around it.
The end of the interior and the beginning of the exterior are nearly indistinguishable, providing a direct connection with the environment around this home.
The styling of the interior is also impeccable and further cements Kogan as one of the masters of architecture today.
It’s another success by Kogan, and a home where we wouldn’t mind spending the slower months of our year.