Building technology, as a necessary instrument for the conception and construction of habitable places, traces the limitations and possibilities of the materials used in the conformation of architectural space.
Conceived as a model to be used all throughout the country, it was created on the margins of the normal conditions of social housing production. Only two pilot projects would be built, Tunal and Kennedy, both in the city of Bogotá, and were intended to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed construction system.
The memorial project in El Salado (Bolívar / Colombia) seeks to materialize a shared sentiment of a community and to establish a new beginning.
In a city that has traditionally expanded through residential neighborhoods, a significant part of the current urban regulations, the luring profits of the real-estate business, a lifestyle based on the private and the exaltation of security, the gated community is enthroned as the basic cell of urban growth.
To further elaborate on the idea of the gated community architecture, a series of different examples among themselves were briefly analyzed with the intent to gather information on the definition of a gated community in Bogotá.
As an extension of the investigation project ISLAND CITY/CIUDAD ISLA, on this occasion we are interested in the architecture of the enclave already present in the urban fabric of Bogotá, and in its possibilities for improvement.
Pet Bogotá intends to shift the focus towards the potential of human activity, away from the hegemony of the preestablished program when dealing with the problem of architectural design.
Typological formulation of the gated community. An eatable round table around the Island City project. October 13th 2016.
2015-2017 / A ceiling, as its definition suggests, refers to the notion of interior spatial limits, whereas the term roof would focus our attention to a view from outside.
Convive is a student competition that annually invites architecture schools from Colombia and other Latin American countries to contribute innovative and viable solutions to contemporary challenges of housing, habitat and regional design.