Salmona is considered in many respects a symbol for South American architecture, whose genius is best expressed in the works and projects he developed in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Introduced by an interview with the architect, A+U documents 14 projects created over the entire span of his career, ranging from urban developments and apartment buildings, to public buildings and private houses. All are generously photographed and accompanied by plans and elevations.
Interview with Rogelio Salmona – 4 April 2007, Bogotá, Colombia Interviewers: Ken Tadashi Oshima and Oscar Arenales-Vergara
Feature House at Rio Frio – Salmona’s Own Weekend House
Essays The Work of Rogelio Salmona, by Kenneth Frampton Salmona in Retrospect, by Hiroshi Naito Rogelio Salmona: The Architect and the Chaos– Recitation of a journey in the name of user participation and environmental compatibility: Rogelio Salmona, architect from the Tropics, encounters the Nordic architect Ralph Erskine, by Oscar Arenales-Vergara
Projects The Fundacion Cristiana Apartments Blocks The Park Towers Residential Project Alto de Pinos Residential Project The State Guest House in Cartagena The Nueva Santa Fe Residential Complex and Urban Development The Community Center for the Nueva Santa Fe Residential Complex The Gabriel García Márquez House The National Archives of ColombiaTalks on Architecture and Cities Talks on Architecture and Cities, by Rogelio Salmona Projects: Postgraduate Building for the Human Sciences Faculty of the National University of Colombia The Virgilio Barco Public Library Altazor House The Gimnasio Fontana School Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center