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
Although Medellín, Colombia, a valley metropolis of more than two million in the northern reaches of the Andes, is sometimes called the City of Eternal Spring, it is better known for its erstwhile reputation as Murder Capital of the World.