Vista House in Trancoso
Studio MK27 

Vista House in Trancoso

Studio MK27 


Designed to frame views – vistas – of the surroundings, this residence is located in Trancoso, a district of the municipality of Porto Seguro, in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Studio MK27 (Marcio Kogan, Samanta Cafardo, Beatriz Meyer) designed this house where the lines between the inside and outside of open rooms blur, under a two-pitched roof 60 meters long and 15 wide, covered with hand-carved wooden tiles. At the closed far ends of this horizontal piece are the kitchen and the main bedroom. Perforated Viroc panels – consisting of a mixture of wood particles and cement – combine with the external skin of thin eucalyptus trunks to produce a play of lights and shadows.