Cali: Programa Editorial Universidad del Valle(Colección: Artes y Humanidades-Arquitectura), 2022. Second edition. Paperback. 133p., maps, photos, bibl., wrps. New. Item #192991
The work of Colombian architects Fernando Borrero. Alfredo Zamorano and Renato Giovanelli (Borrero, Zamorano & Giovanelli) occupies a central place in the consolidation of modern Colombian architecture. Office buildings, bank headquarters, houses, clubs testify to the physical modernization of Colombian cities and also lifestyles. The forms were submitted to a strict formal rigor, from the volumes. going through the different elements to the details themselves, the principle of order was in favor of the search for constructive purity. Sensitivity to the conditions of the site resulted in different strategies, from the adoption of the compositional scheme of towers and platforms, seeking to make the heights of modern towers coexist with the existing urban morphology of urban centers, to the exploration of different forms of skin to sift sunlight while providing ventilation according to the hot and humid climate. The book includes a historical contextualization of the regional social and economic conditions, as well as the ideas of modern architecture and its adoption, to introduce the reader to the work of these architects through a selection of fifteen built projects that allow understanding and enjoy the values ??of his works, illustrated through the images captured by the lens of Otto Moll González.