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San Vicente Ferrer Community Center/ Plan:b arquitectos

09:00 - 31 March, 2016
San Vicente Ferrer Community Center/ Plan:b arquitectos, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango +19

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building / José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

15:00 - 18 March, 2016
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building  / José Fernando Muñoz Robledo, Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales Campus La Nubia
  • Design Team

    José Fernando Muñoz Robledo, Claudia Lucía Rueda León, Diego Andrés Rodas Ovalle, Germán Vargas Escobar, Andrés Felipe Martínez Arismendi
  • Area

    7226.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo +20

La Principal / KDF Arquitectura

13:00 - 14 March, 2016
La Principal  / KDF Arquitectura, © Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango

© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango © Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango © Lucho Mariño © Lucho Mariño +24

Air & Glass House / López Montoya Arquitectos

15:00 - 7 March, 2016
Air & Glass House / López Montoya Arquitectos, © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez
  • Architect

    López Montoya Arquitectos
  • Location

    Av. Las Palmas, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Authors of the Project

    Nathalie Montoya Arango, Diego López Chalarca
  • Built Area

    635.78 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez +29

UVA El Paraíso / EDU - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín

10:00 - 29 February, 2016
UVA El Paraíso / EDU - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Víctor García © Julian E.Gómez © Víctor García © Julian E.Gómez +44

Multipurpose Building / OPUS

11:00 - 17 February, 2016
Multipurpose Building / OPUS, © Juliana Gómez
© Juliana Gómez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dg. 5, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
  • Design OPUS directors

    Manuel Jaén, Carlos David Montoya Valencia, Carlos Andres Betancur, Edgar Mejía
  • OPUS design team

    Santiago Lopez Posada, Juan Sebastian Restrepo Aguirre, Lucas Serna Rhodes, Natalia Estrada, Carlos Andres Rivero Well, Mariana Quintero (Graphic Designer)
  • Team competition

    Carlos Alberto Cano Bedoya, Santiago Lopez Posada, Paula Paniagua, Carolina Rise
  • Area

    11220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ASF-UK Symposium: Designing In Uncertain Global Times

16:30 - 4 February, 2016
ASF-UK Symposium:  Designing In Uncertain Global Times

Join ASF-UK for a one day symposium to explore how built environment practitioners can respond to emerging global challenges in cities. With highly interactive sessions throughout the day, we will test and discuss different skills, approaches and knowledge that can ‘challenge practice’ in order to design in uncertain global times. The day will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of working in this sector, to network with others in this field and a chance to discover ways in which to engage with ASF-UK. The event will end with a reflection by practitioners involved in innovative forms of practice in the UK and around the world.

Anglo Colombiano Primary School Building / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

13:00 - 1 February, 2016
 Anglo Colombiano Primary School Building  / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila +14

Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio

15:00 - 28 January, 2016
Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio, © Kevin Perdomo
© Kevin Perdomo

© Kevin Perdomo © Kevin Perdomo © Kevin Perdomo © Kevin Perdomo +15

MOBO Architects Win Competition to Design Government Building in Bogotá, Colombia

12:00 - 23 January, 2016
MOBO Architects Win Competition to Design Government Building in Bogotá, Colombia, © M.O.N.O.M.O., Courtesy of MOBO Architects
© M.O.N.O.M.O., Courtesy of MOBO Architects

MOBO Architects has won the Colombian Society of Architects’ (SCA) public competition to design an institutional building for the department for social integration in the city of Bogotá.

This Clay Brick Disperses Heat to Keep Buildings Cool

08:00 - 11 December, 2015
This Clay Brick Disperses Heat to Keep Buildings Cool, © Camilo Suz
© Camilo Suz

With the goal of harnessing and exploring the benefits of clay as a raw material, which is characteristic of Colombia's Cúcuta region, Architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro created Sumart Diseño y Arquitectura SAS, a studio that designs and develops sustainable architectural solutions.

One of their most successful projects is the Bloque Termodisipador BT, a ceramic block designed with an irregular cross section that allows ventilation to pass through the brick, reducing the amount of heat that enters the interior of the building.

© Camilo Suz © Camilo Suz © Camilo Suz © Camilo Suz +14

VIMOB / Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos

18:00 - 25 November, 2015
VIMOB / Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos, © Felipe Orvi
© Felipe Orvi

© Felipe Orvi © Felipe Orvi © Felipe Orvi © Mauricio Sanin +45

Architectural Photographers: Rodrigo Dávila

08:00 - 14 November, 2015
Architectural Photographers: Rodrigo Dávila, Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center / Juan Pablo Ortiz. Image © Rodrigo Dávila
Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center / Juan Pablo Ortiz. Image © Rodrigo Dávila

As part of our Architectural Photographers interview series, we spoke with Rodrigo Dávila, an architecture photographer based in Bogotá. When he was a teenager, Dávila inherited a Rolleiflex medium-format camera from his grandfather and never looked back. After working as an architect for two years and taking pictures of landscapes in his free time, Rodrigo moved to Melbourne, Australia to study photography at RMIT University. Back in Colombia, Dávila established a photography business through which he expresses his passion for design, Scandinavian architecture and contemporary buildings.

“Architectural photography works in the opposite way of designing a building. Instead of projecting in order to construct a building, a photographer analyzes the image in order to deconstruct the building and understand the architect’s intention," explained Dávila.  

Read the complete interview after the break. 

MACONDO Pavilion Architecture / Manuel Villa Arquitectos + Oficina Informal

13:00 - 27 October, 2015
MACONDO Pavilion Architecture / Manuel Villa Arquitectos + Oficina Informal, © Santiago Pinyol
© Santiago Pinyol

© Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol +25

How 3 Award-Winning Projects Harnessed the Beauty and Power of Concrete

08:00 - 26 October, 2015
How 3 Award-Winning Projects Harnessed the Beauty and Power of Concrete

Long touted for its strength and versatility, concrete has had an integral role in construction and design as far back as the Roman times. And in recent years, concrete’s potential has reached new heights, with many companies developing innovative uses and applications for the material, ranging from concrete reinforced with bamboo to ultra-porous concrete and concrete cloth.

Held annually, the CEMEX Building Awards recognize architecture and construction projects from around the world that use concrete technologies in creative and innovative ways, with a focus on sustainable design and social well-being. We spoke with three of the architecture firms behind winning designs of the 2014 CEMEX Building Awards to see how concrete influenced their design and why they believe concrete to be an important construction material. 

Educational Park Zenufaná / FP arquitectura

15:00 - 6 October, 2015
Educational Park Zenufaná  / FP arquitectura, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango +37

La Sabana House / C.H. Rannacher + Cristóbal Roig

19:00 - 2 October, 2015
La Sabana House / C.H. Rannacher + Cristóbal Roig, © Javier Gonzales
© Javier Gonzales

© Javier Gonzales © Javier Gonzales © Javier Gonzales © Javier Gonzales +29

Bicentennial Tower / Entorno AID + CMS+GMP

17:00 - 2 October, 2015
Bicentennial Tower / Entorno AID + CMS+GMP, © Jairo Llano
© Jairo Llano

© Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano +39