House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo

© Luis Alberto Mariño

House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo

Located in the middle of the temperate-climate Tequendama region, the House Piedemonte is a weekend rest house for a young family of four, just a few hours drive from Bogota.

Architects: De la Carrera Cavanzo
Location: La Mesa, Colombia
Photographs: Luis Alberto Mariño

House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo
© Luis Alberto Mariño
House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo
© Luis Alberto Mariño

Two rectangular volumes are perched on a sloping site overlooking a verdant landscape. The lower volume contains the living areas, which are enclosed by wood louvered screens and open onto a terrace and a pool. On the second floor are located three bedrooms.

House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo
© Luis Alberto Mariño
House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo
© Luis Alberto Mariño

Inspiration from architect:

The house appears as a prism which seems to float in the middle of the abrupt landscape geography. In order to achieve this, it was conceived to take advantage of the slope and the most of the spaces were placed in direct contact with the surface, reason why the largest part of the building is a single story construction.

House Piedemonte by De la Carrera Cavanzo
© Luis Alberto Mariño