Casa Paraty: A modern hideaway in the Paraty’s natural wonders.

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_project: Casa Paraty
_architecture: Studio MK27
_location: Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Special thanks to Homesphere for opening Casa Paraty's doors.

In the lush landscape of Paraty, Brazil, a mysterious house interacts with its natural surroundings, showcasing a combination of modern architectural principles with the untouched beauty of nature. Designed by architect Marcio Kogan and his team at the Studio MK27, the Casa Paraty has become an iconic representation of contemporary Brazilian architecture, integrating the interior with the exterior to enhance the living experience.

Built in 2009, the house is set on a coastal hillside, where two large concrete boxes seem to float above the ground, connected by a structural and circulation core. This bold design allows for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including the sea and the mountains, while maintaining privacy and seclusion. The choice of materials, particularly the extensive use of concrete, is a key element in the structure's aesthetic and functional harmony with its environment.

Looking back at the beginning of the project, the architects shared in an interview, the challenges and opportunities that came with the unique features of the site: the steep terrain and lush vegetation required innovative solutions to achieve the desired architectural outcome without compromising the site's integrity.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the house is its relationship with the surrounding nature. The architects emphasized their intention to create a home that not only respects but also enhances its natural setting. The use of large glass panels and the strategic placement of the building volumes facilitate a dialogue between the interior spaces and the landscape, ensuring that nature is always a central element of the living experience.

The architects highlighted the freedom and creativity that the Casa Paraty allowed, enabling them to explore new materials, structural techniques, and spatial configurations. This exploratory approach is evident in the house's innovative design features, such as the suspended concrete volumes and the intricate relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces.

This project has also had a profound impact on Studio MK27's trajectory. The project's success on both national and international stages has reinforced the studio's reputation, showcasing their ability to create works that are both contextually sensitive and globally resonant. The architects reflected on how the house has become a symbol of their design philosophy.

As the architects shared in their interview, the Casa Paraty is not just a physical structure but a reflection of their ongoing exploration of the possibilities within architectural design, making it a significant milestone in their career.


_article written by Daniela Moreira da Silva
_film by Architecture Hunter
_cover and image scroll by Nelson Kon, Reinaldo Coser & Gabriel Arantes

_drawings by Studio MK27

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