Nation report part 2

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Nation report part 2

  1. 1. Rigo Cardenas<br />Nation Report Part 2<br />
  2. 2. In the 1930s, Colombia began to embrace modern architecture. The new Liberal Party government tore down many older buildings to reject the conservative past. In their place, it constructed modern buildings with an international flavor.<br />Colombian architecture reflects seventeenth century Spanish colonial origins. Regional differences derive from those found in Spain. <br />Architecture<br />
  3. 3. Until the mid-1940s, most Colombians lived in single-family dwellings bult of cinder blocks and covered with an adobe made of clay, cow manure, and hay. Uncontrolled urban growth due to massive migration from rural areas resulted in hughe informal settlements which make up the bulk of Colombia's housing problem up to the present time. Nontheless, there have been a few notable examples of high-density housing projects (aimed, however, at the rising middle-classes) such as the Centro Antonio Nariño, which followed the principles of Le Corbusier or the Torres del Parque by the famed architect Rogelio Salmona.<br />Modern Architecture in Colombia<br />
  4. 4. The architecture in Colombia. Although in this historical period Colombia one was affected by a series of economic problems, nevertheless profit the development of changes of republican type in his physical and functional aspect. Raising topologies derived from the baroque one in where the decoration of the facades and new aspect of the space I publish they were the most important elements at urban level. In this period one is reflected all the sight architectonic level in Europe in century XIX, in this single reflection took into account the aesthetic one from architecture in general without giving greater importance to the process with which I get myself to obtain that level. Bringing a this architecture that did not adapt to the context of the urban means in which it was and later it went away connecting. <br />Architecture<br />
  5. 5. sources <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Colombia<br />http://architecture.arqhys.com/history/colombian.html<br />http://architecture.arqhys.com/history/colombian.html<br />

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