Bermúdez Arquitectos

Residential Building Calle 88

Bogotá, 2009 | Schematic design | Unbuilt | 10.700 mt2 |Private comission.

Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
Edificio Residencial en Bogota
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Design: Daniel Bermúdez

Design Team: John Oscar Pinzón.

Structural Engineering: PCA, Armando Palomino

Acoustics Design: ADT Daniel Duplat

Sustainability: Arquitectura & Bioclimática, Jorge Ramírez

Electrical Engineering: SM&A, Jaime Sánchez

Lighting Design: Carmenza Henao.

Building Automation, Security and Fire Safety Consultant: AGR, Jaime Andrés García.

Text: Alberto Escovar

This eight-storey building in the north of Bogotá is an ingenious application to a multi-level apartment block of the Raumplan concept formulated by Adolf Loos for the single-family dwelling. Loos argued that each domestic area should have different spatial characteristics, both in height and floor plan, in accordance with the specific activities taking place in each room. According to Loos, a living room should not be of the same height as bedroom, or a bathroom, which in its turn should differ from both. Bermúdez Arquitectos succeeds to apply the Raumplan without turning to complex planimetric procedures or intermediate levels. The structural concept of shear walls allows for the creation of dwellings with alternating heights for bedrooms, living rooms and dining areas. The result is a building block with a rectangular base that offers different dwelling typologies, remarkable views, and exceptional natural lighting qualities, with large window panes between the exposed structural walls.