Architecture – Punta House by Marcio Kogan

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Boca do Lobo feels that Marcio Kogan is one of the world’s greatest living residential architects.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The end of the interior and the beginning of the exterior are nearly indistinguishable, providing a direct connection with the environment around this home.

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The styling of the interior is also impeccable and further cements Kogan as one of the masters of architecture today.

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It’s another success by Kogan, and a home where we wouldn’t mind spending the slower months of our year.

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While it may not have the coastal beauty of the Paraty House, the Punta House is an escape to wide plains and open skies…  and how can you not want a slice of that?

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