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Lusitania Paz de Colombia School / Camilo Avellaneda

11:00 - 19 August, 2016
 Lusitania Paz de Colombia School / Camilo Avellaneda, © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda
© Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda

© Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda +25

  • Architect

    Camilo Avellaneda
  • Location

    Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    12000 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

    Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda

Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU

11:00 - 12 August, 2016
Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    3719.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Educational Center 'Montecarlo Guillermo Gaviria Correa' / EDU - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín

11:00 - 5 July, 2016
Educational Center 'Montecarlo Guillermo Gaviria Correa' / EDU - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango +29

El Pinal Nursery / Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

13:00 - 23 May, 2016
El Pinal Nursery / Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero  + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya, © Vásquez Villegas Fotografía
© Vásquez Villegas Fotografía

© Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Pinal, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Project Team

    Juan David Cerón Betancur, Felipe Álvarez, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, 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
  • Project Area

    850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Vásquez Villegas Fotografía, Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón

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

WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future

08:00 - 13 October, 2015
WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future, Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft
Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft

WIRED Magazine has created a list of Eight Cities That Will Show You What The Future Will Look Like in the latest edition of their design issue. In the relatively short span of time that humans have been planning cities, more and more decisions have been made that have shaped the path of new technologies and methods that will make cities better. Such projects—like new streetlights, bicycle infrastructure, and traffic-sensitive museums—highlight some of these advances in the urban lifestyle.

"The cities of tomorrow might still self-assemble haltingly, but done right, the process won’t be accidental. A city shouldn’t just happen anymore. Every block, every building, every brick represents innumerable decisions. Decide well, and cities are magic," writes Wired author Adam Rogers. Read on after the break to see how 8 different cities from around the world are implementing innovative projects. 

Restaurant Il Forno / PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos

02:00 - 17 September, 2015
Restaurant Il Forno / PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos, © Santiago Bohórquez
© Santiago Bohórquez

Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO +41

Casa de la Memoria Museum / Juan David Botero

11:00 - 27 August, 2015
Casa de la Memoria Museum / Juan David Botero, © Isaac Ramírez Marín
© Isaac Ramírez Marín

© Isaac Ramírez Marín © Isaac Ramírez Marín © Isaac Ramírez Marín © Isaac Ramírez Marín +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cl. 51 #36-66, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Isaac Ramírez Marín

La Condesa / PLASMA NODO

13:00 - 14 August, 2015
La Condesa / PLASMA NODO, © Daniel Mejía
© Daniel Mejía

© Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía +21

  • Designer

  • Location

    Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

9 ¾ Bookstore + Café / PLASMA NODO

09:00 - 29 July, 2015
9 ¾ Bookstore + Café / PLASMA NODO, © Daniel Mejía
© Daniel Mejía

© Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía © Daniel Mejía +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How EPM Group Is Reclaiming Medellín's Infrastructure as Public Space

06:00 - 15 June, 2015
How EPM Group Is Reclaiming Medellín's Infrastructure as Public Space, UVA Moscú. Image © EPM Group
UVA Moscú. Image © EPM Group

With a high-density population and a history of internal armed conflict, the city of Medellín in Colombia lacked substantial public space, but had an overwhelming amount of industrial infrastructure in place. But as profiled by The Architectural Review, recently architects and urban planners of the EPM group saw this imbalance as an opportunity, and so in the uninhabited patches of land surrounding over one hundred fenced industrial lots, the UVA or Unidades de Vida Articulada (Units of Articulated Life) program was born. Including initiatives to build public classrooms, launderettes and cafés, the UVA projects were conceived together with the local population through a series of workshops, where every resident was invited to express their vision for the new public square through writing and drawing. Medellín, existing at the convergence of several hills, provides a wide variety of unique landscapes for architects to experiment on - and through the UVA projects, EPM Group demonstrates how architecture can empower a community from the first day of design. Read more about how this project will continue to instigate positive change at The Architectural Review.

Plaza de La Libertad Civic Center / OPUS + Toroposada Arquitectos

20:00 - 28 May, 2015
Plaza de La Libertad Civic Center / OPUS + Toroposada Arquitectos, © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza de La Libertad de Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Design Directors

    Alejandro Toro Posada, Manuel Jaén Posada, Carlos Andrés Betancur, Carlos David Montoya
  • Project Area

    61000.0 m2
  • Año Proyecto

    2010
  • Photographs

La Enseñanza School Auditorium / OPUS + MEJÍA

13:00 - 26 May, 2015
La Enseñanza School Auditorium / OPUS + MEJÍA, © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle # 18-9, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Design Directors

    Edgar Mejía Escobar, Manuel Jaén Posada, Carlos Andrés Betancur, Carlos David Montoya
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Camilo Mora Carrasquilla School / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
Camilo Mora Carrasquilla School / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

Courtesy of FP Oficina de Arquitectura © Fundación Argos © Fundación Argos © Fundación Argos +36

Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool"

00:00 - 10 January, 2015
Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool", Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)
Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)

This article originally appeared on Arup Connect as “Ask Arup: Silty Sand Solutions.”

Architect Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde’s client tasked him with designing an off-the-grid getaway for a rural site near Medellín, Colombia. After completing the initial design concept, Correa Elejalde ordered a soil study of the client’s land.

Unfortunately, the results showed the site to be “pretty much a pool,” he said; the high water table and thick layers of loose soil would provide little capacity to support heavy objects above.

After seeing Arup Connect’s call for engineering-related questions on ArchDaily, he reached out to see if we could offer any insight.

Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Sergio Gómez © Alejandro Arango © Alfonso Posada © Sergio Gómez +31

Latin America's Top 8 Smart Cities

00:00 - 8 December, 2013
Latin America's Top 8 Smart Cities, Santiago, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image via Plataforma Urbana
Santiago, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image via Plataforma Urbana

In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.

The Moravia Kindergarten / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Javier Castañeda Acero

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
The Moravia Kindergarten / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Javier Castañeda Acero , © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón © Sergio Gómez © Vásquez Villegas Fotografía +34