Decameron – Studio MK27 / Marcio Kogan – Brazil
Project: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan
Architecture Co-author: Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photo: Pedro Vannucchi
The bright and vibrant culture of Sao Paulo, Brazil is beautifully represented within the design of “Decameron” by Studio MK27. This retail store was the financial solution to their budget with its makeup containing two rows of stacked shipping containers serving as the display for the shop. A collection of large translucent sliding doors expose the colorful hues of the external surface whenever opened. The narrow hallways are lined with products within the limited dimensions of the containers. Comfort is offered to guests from an assortment of furniture placed in the confines of the clear structure to allow them to experience the company’s products. Tranquility embraces the boundaries of the rear with its courtyard garden of planted palm trees and pebble ground cover. A majestic glow from the polycarbonate panels highlight the interior at night revealing shadows of people walking around inside.