I spent a blissful week in February in and around Bogota, Colombia: perfect weather, strong coffee, amazing architecture, tropical flora…I can think of no greater paradise.
A highlight: visiting a stunning weekend getaway in Anapoima, about two hours southwest of the city. The design offered the perfect combination of refuge and openness, with a backside that wrapped around an infinity-edge pool and a near absence of exterior wall to abet 24/7 interaction with nature.
A simple design gesture summed up the architectural sensibility: a delightful water feature that coursed along the entrance hall, culmination in a reflecting pool in which floated the first tread of a staircase leading up to the roofdeck. The bottom of the pool was lined in multicolored blue ceramics that looked glazed by hand…stunning. The effect was beyond cooling–both literally and figuratively.
Try this one at home.