La Mesa, Colombia
Project size: 2,368 square feet.
Program: A vacation house for a young family of four.
Location: In the Tequendama region known for its mild climate, a few hours drive from Bogota.
Solution: Two rectangular volumes are perched on a sloping site overlooking a verdant landscape. The lower volume contains the living areas, which are enclosed by wood louvered screens and open onto a terrace and a pool. Above are three bedrooms; a west-facing balcony is recessed within the geometric volume to provide shelter from the sun.
Construction methods: Reinforced concrete and steel structure; plastered brick walls; metal and wood folding screens.
DE LA CARRERA CAVANZO LTDA
Calle 109A No. 17-38 Bogotá, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 5200289
Completion Date: April 2014
Gross square footage: 2,368 square feet
Total construction cost: 215.070,84 USD
Client/Owner: Jennifer Linares and Andrés Mejia
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Foundations: Ricardo Cortes DelValle
Electrical and Lighting Engineer: EMC ENRIQUE MEJÍA
General contractor: DE LA CARRERA CAVANZO LTDA
Master Builder: Miguel Bajonero
Masonry: Clay brick walls plastered
Windows: Aluminum windows and tempered glass