Habitabilidad. Responsibility: Alberto Saldarriaga Roa. Imprint: [s.l.]: Escala Fondo Editorial, [?] Physical description: p.: ill. ; 24 cm. Series: Colección. Bogota, Towards modernization | Alberto Saldarriaga Roa after the . author of several publications, among them: Habitabilidad (), Arqui-. Alberto Saldarriaga Roa was born in Bogotá, , and graduated in Since , he has published countless books on architecture, Habitabilidad.

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As the twentieth century draws to a close, it is timely to consider the term “modern house. We all live in a modern way, but all of us do not inhabit a modern house. To speak of a modern house in Colombia in the s would have been to speak of change, adventure, and accepting what modernization had to offer– to welcome the house of the future.

There were, fortunately, a number of individuals with a sufficient understanding of the new, exciting movement in architecture who not only had the requisite funds but also the willingness to challenge accepted norms, and who created the foundation for our modern architecture.

Much of what is recorded in this volume came to be through several farsighted people open-minded enough to accept the principles of modern architecture as stated by European architects such as Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto and the great American master architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


With remarkable sensitivity toward local raw materials, a sober understanding of the expectations of their clients, and the rigorous discipline imposed by the climate, Colombian architects of the s and s designed and erected houses of an integrity and stylistic vision difficult to comprehend in our own materialistic time.

The houses featured in this book have a few things in common: This volume offers a panorama of modern architectural design of unexpected courage and vision– as relevant today as in its time of creation. Herencia y Tradicioneswhich have earned awards in Colombia and abroad.

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