More than one kind of room divider , the cobogues are elements of functionality, new ways of looking at an environment and style in a unique way in the construction and decoration of a house.
But did you know that they are 100% Brazilian and have Arab influence? These notebooks that have become iconic in the old house give a super different tone to any type of environment. That is why today the protagonist of our post is him: this block so versatile and full of style!
Here you will know where you came from, what the functions and differentials of the cobogó , plus tips to use in your decoration and a gallery full of projects that are sure to inspire you! Come on!
The cobogó is a typical Brazilian constructive element, inspired by the common wooden structures of the Arab architecture, which was developed in the northeast in the 1920s, but gained more prominence in the other corners of the country from 1950, with its great use in the designs by modernist architects. Its name consisted of the first syllables of the surname of its inventors: Amadeu Oliveira Coimbra, Ernest August Boeckmann and Antônio de Góis.
Cobogos are found in several materials, the most common of which are cement, glass and ceramics. Their color palette is getting more and more diverse and the finishes can be matte or enamelled. There are options for all styles!
How and why to use leaked elements in the decoration?
But why were these blocks so loved by the architects? It is because cobogó is a good way to create a partition that "leaks" light and ventilation through the environments that it cuts, being mainly used as a simple resource to solve questions of rooms that do not have windows.
Although this is the main differential of the cobogó, it is also very dear by its style that, at the same time, it promotes the separation and the integration of the spaces, since we can see through the wall. So if you have a very broad environment, for example, like an apartment with kitchen, dining room and combined living room, cobogos and other leaked elements are good ways to split this environment without causing such a big break in how we see the space. In the same sense, the cobogó and the leaked partitions are being used a lot for the delimitation of spaces and rooms in work environments, such as offices and restaurants.
Another creative way to use a leaked wall is in the division between indoor and outdoor environment: for areas such as the garden and pool with living room and kitchen (the common areas of the house in general), the leaked wall brings the environments closer together promoting integration between the internal and external, with a privileged view and a special illumination of the sun.
The facade of the house is also a great space to receive a wall of cobogó, especially for houses that receive too much sun, the structure can intercept the solar rays a bit, creating a cooler space, especially for building gardens with plants more sensitive to the sun.
In the walls of the houses the cobogos are very used, especially the taller ones. They often appear on horizontal strips at the top to allow light to pass, smoothing out the view of the wall, since the monolithic structure of the walls can give a heavier and cooler appearance to the façade of the house.
Despite all the advantages, the only caveat of the cobogó is that the leaked part of the structure can gather dust and facilitate the entry of mosquitoes into the environment, needing extra care when cleaning.
Other leaked forms for your decoration
In addition to the cobogos, there are other room dividers that can be used in your decoration according to your preferences of size, material, color and, of course, price.
The wall panels are usually fixed and made with wood and MDF are super high for those who want something thinner and delicate than the cobogó, besides the numerous cuts that can be chosen according to the style of the client and the possibilities of the machines . The size options vary from design to design, but can range from a half wall to the entire wall.
In addition to the fixed partitions, the furniture is highly sought after for those who are constantly changing and transforming the decor of the house. Simple and super versatile, the screens are very popular and go to various styles of decoration, from the simplest to the ornate. They are also viable options, since cobogos and wood panels are often more expensive and labor intensive to install.
Gallery: 60 Images of cobogos in the decoration
Now that you already know everything about cobogos and leaked elements in the decoration, take a look at our image gallery to see the applications of these items! We've separated 60 sample projects to inspire you!
Picture 1 - Cobogó with drawing leaf like like a space of communication in the middle of the wall between the rooms.
Picture 2 - Cobogó enamelled black ceramic in the kitchen matching with the color palette of the decoration.
Picture 3 - Cobogó as a good alternative to open spaces that have no window to the entrance of natural light that comes from another environment.
Picture 4 - Leaked element in wood for the external area: rustic and textured effect.
Picture 5 - Ideal for studios and lofts: division of spaces without lifting closed walls and with a super modern look.
Picture 6 - Cobogós as an alternative to separate the environment of the kitchen without isolating it.
Image 7 - Leaked division with a more contemporary style and diverse materials.
Picture 8 - The classic: white ceramic cobogó to integrate environments with lots of light.
Picture 9 - One more color in the decoration: choose finishes and colors that catch your attention and work well when choosing the model of cobogó.
Image 10 - Using cobogos is a great way to integrate environments and create a different texture on your wall.
Image 11 - Cobogó with single square and same color cast of the wall to follow the room unit.
Picture 12 - Enjoy to put the cobogó in a wall aligned with the window, to light other environments with the light of the sun.
Picture 13 - Decorative Cobogós: boards of wood with leaked patterns to give a touch more in the decoration of the environment.
Picture 14 - Cobogó in concrete for a laundry or service area well lit and open.
Picture 15 - Miscellanea of cobogós: different patterns in the same material and dimensions give the environment a more relaxed air.
Picture 16 - Also for balconies and facades! In addition to indoor use, cobogos are super stylish when used outdoors.
Picture 17 - Wall of cobogos as integration with other environments for the dining room.
Picture 18 - Divisions of areas and corridors: the cobogos make a separation of environments softer, without the weight of an entire wall of concrete.
Picture 19 - Privileged view for your favorite tree: cobogós on the outside wall to the garden of the house.
Image 20 - Very open environment? The half-open half-closed game of cobogó also helps to maintain a more private environment.
Image 21 - An element of Brazilian design and architecture as an office partition.
Figure 22 - Ovals as ventilation vents for other rooms in the house.
Picture 23 - Design-filled balcony in the design: half wall of cobogos closed with a wooden top for you to make your meals faster.
Picture 24 - Cobogos in the bathroom to help isolate the environment of the toilet.
Picture 25 - More natural lighting, please! Cobogos are the great allies of the environments in a clean style, for providing natural lighting and ventilation in a more fluid way between the rooms.
Image 26 - Inspire yourself in the classics: ceramic cobogó with pattern in rays style of sun for those who want to continue in the tradition
Image 27 - Another miscellany of cobogos for those who are more daring in interior design.
Picture 28 - Wall of cobogos with different patterns in another room of contemporary environments.
Picture 29 - Cobogó as a different texture: even for those who are not interested in lighting and ventilation between the rooms, the cobogó is a great element to fill the wall in a different way.
Picture 30 - Cobogó and glass door: a great combination to isolate rooms while maintaining the look.
Picture 31 - Arch between rooms too big? Narrow the passage without interfering with lighting and style with cobogos.
Picture 32 - Cobogos also to give a new face to the wall niches.
Picture 33 - You do not have to make a whole wall if you do not want to: bet on the versatility of these blocks to create a room that fits your taste and structure of your house.
Image 34 - Direct inspiration in other materials: MDF hollow panel that mimics a classic cos cobogos pattern.
Image 35 - Finish different and in the style you want: wooden plinth and rodateto to frame your cobogós block partition.
Picture 36 - Half wall of cobogos to separate the kitchen from the dining room and make the meals more intimate.
Image 37 - An option for the walls: concrete cobogó that separates the house from the street without cutting the light for the plants.
Picture 38 - Make fluid the separation between the environment with these leaked and stylish blocks.
Picture 39 - An environment not so separate: structure cast in metal between the bedroom and closet area.
Image 40 - Especially for collective environments, the cobogos promote integration without taking the privacy of the environments.
Image 41 - The coolest thing to decorate with leaked elements, like the cobogó is to choose the patterns and their effects on the wall.
Image 42 - Cobogos can also be used as a way to block passages.
Picture 43 - Another way to use in the passage to the external area: view from inside the house to the pool or garden on a large leaked wall.
Picture 44 - To give even more prominence to your wall of cobogos, it is worth choosing vibrant and striking colors.
Picture 45 - Or even lighter colors, according to your decorating palette of the environment.
Picture 46 - For houses and apartments of conjugated environments, the cobogos are a great help to create a more subtle separation and without taking the idea of integration of the common areas.
Picture 47 - Two different separations to use at home: wall of cobogos and structure in metal with niches and vases.
Picture 48 - To create an environment more: a reading corner separated from the room by wall of cobogós
Picture 49 - A more interesting office wall: use the cobogó to a wall with different design and effect than usual.
Picture 50 - Another wall of cobogos created to narrow passages.
Image 51 - Range of cobogos on MDF partition between rooms to integrate artificial lighting of space.
Image 52 - Office on one side and meeting room on the other: fixed partition of cobogos that dictate the decoration of the room.
Picture 53 - Perfect for dark corridors: distribute lighting from more open environments to places with less focus of light through a leaked wall.
Picture 54 - To create a more intimate atmosphere in a conjoined apartment.
Picture 55 - Break the monotony of the entire walls in the decoration with strips of cobogos, which can be installed evenly by the environment.
Image 56 - Explore the available colors of cobogos to suit your decor.
Picture 57 - Romantic panel: hearts cast in an MDF structure.
Image 58 - Another way to isolate the toilet area in bathrooms.
Image 59 - Simple decoration? Get everyone's attention with their colorful cobogos!
Image 60 - In addition to the colored and enamelled, the cobogos are available in matte finishes for those who want a more serious and less attractive air.