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Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

  • 01:00 - 13 July, 2010
Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo
Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Autopista Cali-Yumbo, Cali, Colombia
  • Architects

     Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco & Juan Ignacio Muñoz (MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo)
  • Collaborators

     Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, M. Juliana Sorzano
  • Client

     Cementos Argos
  • Contractor

     Concreto S.A. – Cementos Argos
  • Area

    575.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. In July 2006, the project is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building containing an self generation electrical plant for cement factory. The Factory wanted to generate also a corporative image with the building. Their purpose became a mutual opportunity to generate an experimentation laboratory of technical possibilities with the material they produce, with very low density concretes. In a parallel way with the technical solution we found a high symbolic value in cultural textures found in the 3 sites the project was built, which had manual work implied, making an industrial building a reference for the local people of each site.

© Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

As a result we designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate the textures made by the locals in fibers to fabricate artisanal objects.

© Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo" 13 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/68511/argos-building-for-an-electrical-generator-at-a-cement-factory-felipe-gonzalez-pacheco/>
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Teresa Lugo · January 15, 2012

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lee changho · November 10, 2011

good!

Matt Watts · March 18, 2011

Liking the basket weave. http://j.mp/eFLuDG

Keith Lagreze · January 07, 2011
Adam Rubin · January 06, 2011

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up_today_arch · January 05, 2011

Guys... it's just the prinsiple... the building itself is very nice... a lot of attantion to details, I like it...

saree ws. ^^ · December 26, 2010

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Marta Krivosikova · October 03, 2010

Interesting skin solution for Cement Factory / Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco http://t.co/oBAzOBr @archdaily #architecture

Ece Cakir · September 12, 2010

Great industrial design. Although it looks very bold and brutal ,I love the fact that the skin was inspired by primitive bamboo construction and fabric weaving techniques.
One is wood; the other is concrete, but both solutions are beautiful.

Bianca Strapasson · August 04, 2010

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Operations Research · July 27, 2010

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Patrick Scholtens · July 26, 2010

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?????? · July 23, 2010
enrique ramirez · July 15, 2010

a que me recuerda esto..mhm..yo lo visualice primero! Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory/Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco http://bit.ly/ci0LUy

Pablo · July 15, 2010

I like it, it kind of remind me of this:

http://www.archdaily.com/7966/...

Mies van der Rohe · July 15, 2010

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco http://bit.ly/b9oggE BEAUT!

farlung · July 15, 2010

superb indeed!

DS26 · July 14, 2010

on design.. a little pre-cast at its best.. Argos bldg by Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco (archdaily) ~ oh how i luv conc ! http://fb.me/EMv5Ryq3

kalkitos · July 14, 2010

superb, brutal, brilliant. love it!

Nestor Elhi Sanabria · July 14, 2010
csstone · July 14, 2010

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Neil Mac · July 14, 2010
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Stefan Krische · July 14, 2010

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Me too

archiDE · July 14, 2010

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Jaime · July 14, 2010

You HAVE to see this
http://www.panoramio.com/photo...
It's a parking building in Santiago, Chile
It exist several years ago.

Stilgenetik · July 14, 2010

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oltmann · July 14, 2010

Great!
It looks like that 70s parking building on the Huerfanos street in Santiago, Chile.

JCHuls · July 14, 2010

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semper's sixth · July 13, 2010

"Wicked Cool" and "Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory" aren&#39t 2 things one typically hears together http://ow.ly/2aYts #skin

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Gabi B · July 13, 2010

Very good industrial architecture in my opinion. I'd like to see more industrial buildings here on AD.

Wesley · July 13, 2010

Love the brutality of it. Quite fitting for a cement factory. I'm not sure how the facade is constructed but it would be cool if the weaves somehow reflected the essence of the bamboo fence in ways other than just form.

Oping · July 13, 2010

Building for electrical generator ?! Superb ! Looks more like fashionable house

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