In the Brazilian jungle, Marcio Kogan creates the elegantly Minimalist, wood-screened BR House By the time a wealthy Rio couple hired architect Marcio Kogan and his associates to dream up a summer retreat for them, their house was already taking form. There�s a certain template that any right-minded architect would follow when building in the mountains north of Rio, where only rounded granite peaks interrupt the thick weave of rain forest. Given the lushness and the privacy it affords, it�s best to let jungle be jungle: Build a terrarium in reverse a viewing platform raised on stilts and nestled into the tree canopy�s green shadows.Kogan had no choice but to incorporate these elements.
Written By Lesley Canter on Friday, May 7, 2010 | 7:29 AM
By Lesley Canter at 7:29 AM