Archinect - News 2014-04-23T20:06:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98089591/medell-n-miracle-or-marketing-ploy Medellín Miracle or Marketing Ploy? Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/0375cc1f5ad4f19f5117100ee0b337e6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mainstream sources such as CNN and The New York Times have sung the city&rsquo;s praises as a stunning success story. However, now that the conference is over, there are signs that there&rsquo;s trouble in Medell&iacute;n&rsquo;s urban planning paradise.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/64678511/medellin-s-outdoor-escalator-part-of-plan-to-remake-city Medellin's Outdoor Escalator Part of Plan to Remake City Alexander Walter 2013-01-02T13:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eb244673bb4126fa280c6191c61a510.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Colombian city of Medell&iacute;n was once the murder capital of the world and ground zero for Pablo Escobar&rsquo;s cocaine cartel. But Medell&iacute;n has lately emerged as a hotspot for urban planning and innovative mass transit. The projects are part of a long-term plan to fight poverty and remake the fortunes of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Another hopeful Medell&iacute;n design initiative previously featured on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55830183/student-works-insitu-medellin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: INSITU Medellin</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53063570/bogot-with-pockets-of-hope-in-recent-architecture Bogotá, With Pockets of Hope in Recent Architecture Archinect 2012-07-06T14:46:00-04:00 >2012-07-06T16:20:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cd31d72a4d5dd7b9dde0351e7c9ed37.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The canopy can look like a lot of architecture for such a small project, but that&rsquo;s partly its value: to put Cazuc&aacute; on the map and create a de facto town square beside the school (made of shipping containers, serving a population in which a quarter of the children are malnourished, I was told by the school&rsquo;s principal). Now children play soccer under the canopy and clean up the square every day, and there&rsquo;s a vegetable garden with tomatoes and herbs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/29114280/colombia-architect-leads-bamboo-building-crusade Colombia architect leads bamboo building crusade Archinect 2011-11-29T00:02:42-05:00 >2011-11-29T17:53:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2b38b396dab45689171d1aea772ef4f2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swiss architectural historian Pierre Frey describes [Simon] Velez as a leader in the "vernacular" movement in architecture, a school of design using local materials and anchored firmly in a designer's surrounding "context." His tile-roofed, bamboo-supported structures, often with monumental overhangs, are a trademark, reflecting the sheltering function in a country with an equatorial sun and monsoon rains.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/6587067/steven-holl-architects-unveils-design-for-bogot-colombia-building Steven Holl Architects Unveils Design for Bogotá, Colombia Building Paul Petrunia 2011-05-16T19:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldelguqc3ljsfbaj.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects has just unveiled its preliminary concept design for a new Doctorate&rsquo;s Building for the Schools of Law and Economic Sciences at the National University of Colombia in Bogot&aacute;. Holl and his partner, Chris McVoy (with whom he is collaborating on the project), say the 70,000-square-foot, two-story building is intended to re-energize the original campus master plan and encourage social connections.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>