14/9 Long days, Long nights…

It’s all a balancing act, right now I need sleep for the busy week ahead. I’m sitting in on a few class this week at UPB, interviewing some of the students and professors while also squeezing in the chance to talk to more of this city’s amazing Architects. As soon as I can squeeze out…

Día 14

A Sunday downtown Día 14 | 13 de septiembre Sunday, usually my day to stay in and clean house (literally and figuratively) for the week that’s past and the week ahead, but I couldn’t resist going downtown to check out the Catedral Metropolitana and filling in some pages in my sketchbook. Unfortunately by the time I arrived to…

Día 13

viaje a la barrio de Santo Domingo Savio, 1 Día 13 | 12 de septiembre Today I ventured up to the hillside barrio of Santo Domingo Savio to ride the Metro Cable and to See the famed Biblioteca España, designed by Giancarlo Manzzanti. Prior to the instillation of the Metro Cable (2004) and Biblioteca España…

Día 12

Coliseo Site visit Día 12 | 11 de septiembre Today I tagged along with some of the design team at OPUS to Check out the Coliseo project on the Stadium grounds in Medellin. The Coliseo is a collection of four arenas being built for the 9th South American Sports Games, to be held in Medellin from…

11/9

I’ve been swamped with interviews and the wealth of information I’ve been given by some of Medellín’s most impressive Architects. To stay on top of blogging, I’ve uploaded teaser recaps of the past few days to help me keep track… Check back Monday morning, at the latest, for a full synopsis of the days this…

Día 11.2

una entrevista con Camilo Restrepo Día 11 | 10 de septiembre As an unexpected surprise, after visiting Plan: B arquitectos, I visited the offices of Camilo Restrepo Arquitectos to interview Camilo Restrepo. Camilo has been responsible for some of the most stunning new condo towers within the multitude that blanket the El Poblado skyline. Camilo…

Día 11.1

una entrevista con Felipe Mesa Día 11 | 10 de septiembre Today I went to the offices of plan:b arquitectos to interview Felipe Mesa. Born and raised in Medellin, Felipe comes from a family of Architects (Father, Brothers). His Studio Plan: B, began roughly 10 years ago after Felipe graduated from UPB-Medellín. Having recently relocated from Bogotá…

Día 10

More Botero… Plaza Botero Día 10 | 9 de septiembre With morning’s spent scheduling future interviews I’m typically left with 1/2 a day of roaming Medellín… today I was left with about a 1/4. I was able to salvage the remaining daylight of the day to make it out to Plaza Botero in the city center. Plaza…

Día 9

una entrevista con Carlos Andrés Betancur Día 9 | 8 de septiembre Today I went to the offices of OPUS | Oficina de Proyectos Urbanos to interview Carlos Andrés Betancur. OPUS is a design firm started in 2006 by Carlos Andrés Betancur Cifuentes (Known as Betan in the office), Carlos David Montoya (Known as Carlos…

Día 8

¿Cómo llamar fijos? Día 8 | 7 de septiembre Emails and phone calls today. between scheduling the week in earnest and figuring out the intricacies of how to get a call through to a landline “fijo” from my cell “celular” or a cell to cell, or a fijo to cell or fijo to fijo… it’s…