Posts Tagged ‘Colombia’
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Article source: Taller Sintesis
Pueblo Bello is a town of Antioquia Uraba, inhabited by about 2000 people, which from 1990 and for nearly twenty years suffered the worst effects of paramilitary and guerrilla violence. Enforced disappearances, massacres, the burning of buildings and people, and population displacement were common. In this dark picture is highlighted the disappearance of “the 43″, the largest forced disappearance of the history of Colombia and the reason why the nation was sanctioned by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango
- Architects: Taller Sintesis, Angélica Gaviria, artistJuan Guillermo Caicedo.
- Project: HOUSE OF MEMORY AND COMMUNITY SPACE
- Location: Turbo, Antioquia, Colombia
- Photography: Alejandro Arango
- Software used: Autocad 2014, Rhinoceros 5.0, Photoshop
- Clients: Gobernación de Antioquia, Empresa de Vivienda de Antioquia (VIVA), Secretaria de Gobierno de Antioquia, Unidad para la atención y reparación integral a las victimas (UARIP).
- Collaborators: Paula Palacio
- Construction: Soluciones Constructivas SA.
- Project Area: 326 m2.
- Project Year: 2014
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Article source: Farhid Maya (Taller Síntesis) + Lucas Serna (Taller Síntesis) + Arq. Mauricio Valencia + Arq. Diana Herrera
Vigia del Fuerte is a municipality in Antioquia on the border with the department of Choco, and separated from Bojaya by the Atrato river. It is located in the southernmost part of the subregion of Urabá in Antioquia Middle Atrato area, which corresponds to the tropical rainforest. It is a town with one of the lowest levels of human and social development in the area, with strong conditions in terms of weather, accessibility, and interconnection, within a region that has been hit in the past by public order problems. Despite this, the municipality has lush vegetation and is renowned for its biodiversity and variety of ecosystems, whose potential for the development of the region is beginning to be tapped. For this reason, the Antioquia government decided to make a major investment in the area to strengthen it, an intervention that due to the very conditions of the site is required to disassemble predisposed schemes and operate in a unique way especially considering the region, which is not replicable in any other place of the national territory.
Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango, architects and Gobernación de Antioquia
- Architects: Farhid Maya (Taller Síntesis) + Lucas Serna (Taller Síntesis) + Arq. Mauricio Valencia + Arq. Diana Herrera
- Project: EDUCATIONAL PARK
- Location: Vigía del Fuerte, Antioquia, Colombia
- Photography: Alejandro Arango, architects and Gobernación de Antioquia
- Collaborators: Arq. Alejandro Vargas, Arq. Lina Flórez, Arq. Andrea Maruri
- Project area: 894 m2
- Public space: 4350 m2
- Project Year: 2013 – 2014
- Client: Gobernación de Antioquia, Empresa de Vivienda de Antioquia (VIVA), Fundación Fraternidad y Fundación Berta Martínez
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Article source: Giancarlo Mazzanti
This school, designed for Pies Descalzos Foundation is located on the top of Loma delPeye Mountain within the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. More than an educational building, the project seeks to provoke the consolidation of the neighborhood and improve the life of residents by generating alternatives for personal and community development as well as an environmental transformation of the area. The project has already become an architectural and urban landmark and an object of pride for the community.
Image Courtesy © Giancarlo Mazzanti
- Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
- Project: Pies Descalzos School
- Location: Cartagena, Colombia
- Software used: Sketchup, autocad, rhino, revit
- PROJECT MANAGER: JUAN ANDRES LEMUS
- BASIC TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS: STUDY OF GEOTECHNICAL SOIL and AICO LTDA, Alvaro Covo And Gilliam Barboza
- STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: NICOLAS PARRA
- NICOLAS PARRA: MU MU AND ASSOCIATES AND ASSOCIATES
- ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: CIA ADOLFO ICS FOX
Friday, June 27th, 2014
Article source: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda
The building for the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Colombia aims to provide architecture through an image capable of expressing new diplomatic relations between the two countries; The project comes at a time of changing political tide sponsored by the new Colombian government.
Image Courtesy © Andrés Valvuena
- Architects: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda
- Project: Embassy of Ecuador
- Location: Bogotá, Colombia
- Photography: Andrés Valvuena
- Architect In Charge: Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel
- Date: Design: 2011-2012
- Construction: 2012-2013
- Built area: 772,19 m2 / 595,81 m2 de gardens, terraces and green roof.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Article source: Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia
The challenge was to design a country house in the surroundings of the town of Villeta (Colombia), 1.5 hours to the west of Bogotá; at 967 meters above sea level, with a predominantly hot and dry weather all year round. The site’s constraints were very clear; a very steep land that starts at the top of a hill going all the way down to the stream “El Cojo”. The brief asked for a built area of 550m2, including 3 rooms, studio, service and social areas, a terrace and a swimming pool, all this under one essential demand: the house must be able to be completely closed whenever it’s not in use.
Image Courtesy © David Uribe
- Architects: Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia
- Project: Casa 7A
- Location: Villeta, Colombia
- Photography: David Uribe
- Software used: Autocad and 3d sketchup model
- Design team: Carlos Nuñez, talia Heredia
- Designed and built: 2012 – 2014
- End of construction: January 2014
- Area: 550 m2
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Article source: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Background and Context
Since 2008, 21 new kindergartens have been built in Medellín in barrios with problems of insecurity and social inequality. The El Pinal Kindergarten was awarded through a public architectural tender and has been conceived as a space for education, culture and life. The project is located on the slopes of the central – eastern area of Medellín, in a sector of unplanned settlements and informal housing.
Image Courtesy © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
- Architects: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
- Project: THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN
- Location: Medellín, Colombia
- Photography: Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
- Software used: Autocad 2014, Sketch up and 3D-Max.
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Jorge Arbeláez
- HYDROSANITARY DESIGN: Caudales y Presiones S.A.
- ELECTRICAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN: Lighten S.A.
- LANDSCAPING DESIGN: Andrés Ospina
- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: Carlos Mario Rodríguez Osorio
- BIOCLIMATIC AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Ader Augusto González, PVG Arquitectos
- YEAR: 2012
- SURFACE AREA: 850 m2
- ARCHITECTURAL – DESIGN AND PROJECT – DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Juan David, Cerón Betancur, Luis Felipe Cardona, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Parmenio Bedoya Aguirre, Maritza Mejía, Sebastián Vallejo Palacio, Eugenio Lara Rodríguez, Martina Centeno, Carlos Ossa, Steven Yepes, Camilo Arenas, Maida González, Alejandro Vanegas, Yuri Rosero, David Hernández, Santiago Bedoya Macías, Felipe Valencia Herrera
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Article source: Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos
The project arises from the analysis of 2 major premises, the program, ie, needs, average cost and client requests, and secondly the geographical context, location, climate, and terrain.
Image Courtesy © Luis Fernando Ramos
- Architects: Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos
- Project: GALLERY HOUSE
- Location: Pereira, Colombia
- Photography: Luis Fernando Ramos
- Construction: GM REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
- Structure: ICEM Engineering
- Location Area: 1250 m2
- Project Area: 500 m2
- Project Year: 2012-2013
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Article source: MEMA Arquitectos
Located in one of the busiest streets of the city of Bogotá, The Fabulous is a high end Bar / Restaurant with capacity for about 500 people. The space that is enveloped by a wood timbertissue is designed as an acoustic element for the place.
Image Courtesy © Mauricio Mendoza
- Architects: MEMA Arquitectos
- Project: EL FABULOSO
- Location: Bogotá, Colombia
- Photography: Mauricio Mendoza
- Interior Design: MEMA Arquitectos + Collete Studio
- Furniture Design: Colette Studio
- Date: Octubre 2013
- Size: 420 m2
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Article source: Land+Civilization Compositions
A conceptual framework for the development of the city of Medellin
Multiple intertwined streams of issues
Medellin is wealthy city; wealthy in terms of its ambitions and its potential. Further, this project is a rare opportunity the ability to reform the ENTIRE riverfront that runs through a major city is rare. Therefore, this opportunity must be thought of as being even bigger than just a public space design, it must be taken as a chance to reform and set the framework for Medellin’s future. Obviously the riverfront is the key element in this project, but its influence and importance is much larger than the given project site boundaries. This proposal uses this competition to set forth principals for redevelopment, the use of funds, the city and its history, the relation to ecology, the movement of people, and so forth. Clear thinking about the further evolution of the city and how this project can be a trigger in this process is not overlooked by this project.
Image Courtesy © Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric
- Architects: Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric
- Project: LCC1301
- Location: Medellin, Colombia
- Title: URBAN CURRENT[S]
- Status: Competition Submission
- Client: The City of Medellin
- Link: http://sociedadcolombianadearquitectos.org/concursodelriomedellin/
- Program: Public space design, pavilions, bridges
- Site Area: 423 hectares
- Date[s]: 2013
- Team Leaders: Jason Hilgefort, Pablo Forero, Julian Restrepo, Francesco Garofalo, Barbara Costantino
- Software used: Illustrator, Autocad, Photoshop, Indesign, Word, Excel, Rhino, and a lot of hand sketching!