El Tunal Experimental: 40 Years Later an Experimental Housing Project in Bogotá, Colombia, 1972

Authors

  • Ramón Bermudez
  • José Roberto Bermudez
  • Daniela Sanjinés

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/51.A.48YL3PDT

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

At the beginning of the 70s in Bogotá, Colombia, an experimental housing project tried to respond, with adaptable and intelligent solutions, to the challenges of an increasingly urbanized country. It utilized a Low-Rise, High-Density (LRHD) urban system that enhanced the flexibility and the incremental process of housing units cells. This paper aims first, to explain the historical background and the objectives of an experimental project in a Latin American context; then to expose its innovative architectural proposals and finally, to evaluate its evolution in its 5th decade of existence.

How to Cite

Bermudez, R., Bermudez, J. R., & Sanjinés, D. (2014). El Tunal Experimental: 40 Years Later an Experimental Housing Project in Bogotá, Colombia, 1972. Docomomo Journal, (51), 40–47. https://doi.org/10.52200/51.A.48YL3PDT

Published

2014-11-01

Author Biographies

Ramón Bermudez

Ramón Bermudez (b. 1983), José Roberto Bermudez (b. 1984) and Daniela Sanjinés (b. 1981) are architects who graduated from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. They have developed separate practices in different spheres of architecture and urbanism, but, since graduating they have shared a critical approach to certain issues of the Colombian context that have led them together to develop architectural projects, landscape and community-managed urban projects and research and critical writings. They founded colectivo btá in 2006 as an open platform for research and context-caring design.

José Roberto Bermudez

Ramón Bermudez (b. 1983), José Roberto Bermudez (b. 1984) and Daniela Sanjinés (b. 1981) are architects who graduated from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. They have developed separate practices in different spheres of architecture and urbanism, but, since graduating they have shared a critical approach to certain issues of the Colombian context that have led them together to develop architectural projects, landscape and community-managed urban projects and research and critical writings. They founded colectivo btá in 2006 as an open platform for research and context-caring design.

Daniela Sanjinés

Ramón Bermudez (b. 1983), José Roberto Bermudez (b. 1984) and Daniela Sanjinés (b. 1981) are architects who graduated from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. They have developed separate practices in different spheres of architecture and urbanism, but, since graduating they have shared a critical approach to certain issues of the Colombian context that have led them together to develop architectural projects, landscape and community-managed urban projects and research and critical writings. They founded colectivo btá in 2006 as an open platform for research and context-caring design.