Behind Marcio Kogan in his São Paulo office sits a kaleidoscope of objects—memorial trinkets from his adventures in filmmaking and architecture. It’s a varied collection that hints at the life of the founder of the architecture practice Studio MK27: a Hollywood star signed with his name, a movie clapboard, a Scream mask, a Minion toy. “Everything here has a story,” he says. Kogan began his career as a filmmaker, giving up the camera after a disastrous turn at making a feature film. Here, he explains how his love for cinema still impacts everything his award-winning firm touches—a span of work that stretches from breezy, modernist homes in Brazil to real estate projects in Dubai and plans for the Brazil Pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka in 2025. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 42 The Low-Down An architectural conversation starter. Arts & Culture Design Issue 39 What the Duck An introduction to duck architecture. Design Issue 37 Downsizing Unable to travel during lockdown, architects Salem Charabi & Rasmus Stroyberg decided to recreate a favorite building. Design Issue 36 At Work With: Hariri & Hariri Sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri have always been “partners in crime." Charles Shafaieh meets them at their New York architecture studio. Design Issue 35 Spaceship House The mothership of Googie architecture. Design Issue 32 Cult Rooms For Osaka’s extravagant 1970 Expo, Isamu Noguchi created a propulsive centerpiece that married Japanese and Western traditions.