Latin America, Visual Arts

Arquitectura Justa… Fair and universal architecture

They came second in the Wold Architecture Challenge, organised by the Open Architecture Network from the United States.

David Martins

A young group of young architects have united in their creativity in a Colombian and an Austrian town to create something the world needs – architecture based on reality.

Fabiola Uribe and Wolfgang Timmer are conscious of this need and they bring a unique philosophy to their work in this regard. It’s not just about designing what you want, but about doing it in harmony with the geographic reality and that of the people.

We are all entitled to beauty and daily practicality– to shapes which aesthetically give things (houses) meaning– which mean something to their residents, who are ultimately those who inspire the work.

‘Fair Architecture’ (‘Arquitectura Justa’ ) came second in the Wold Architecture Challenge, organised by the Open Architecture Network from the United States. It is one of the most prominent international competitions in this field.

The project they put forward was the Aula del Futuro, ‘The Hall of the Future’,  which was proposed to be built in the Sierra Morena neighbourhood in Bolivar City to reform the Waldorf Foundation headquarters for vulnerable children.

This competition, in which the architect T. Luke Young joined the group, aims to put forward the best universal, modern and alternative projects of the time. A few days ago the Fair Architecture group brought forth another one of its projects proposed as an architectural model that is not restricted to big cities.

The Prisma has decided to publish some of their work, not only because they won the prize, but because the group showed themselves to be responsible in their design and project proposal and unique style. They also showed precision in the shapes, space and context– a combination that has drawn the attention of those who appreciate their work.

(Translated by Selma Seferovic – selma_sef4@hotmail.com)

Second place in the “World Architecture Challenge”

Casa Garzon La Mesa project, Cundinamarca

This leisure home is on a rural site, a couple of  kilometres from the Colombian capital Bogota.

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