A real house inside Latin America’s biggest design fair

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Imagine a fully furnished, 140 square-meter working home installed directly onto the fairgrounds of one of the most important commercial design fairs in Latin America. Thanks to Tu Taller Design in collaboration with more than thirty participating local brands, this possibility became a reality during last month’s La Feria de Diseño, the largest commercial design fair in Colombia.

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Directed by David del Valle and architect Amalia Ramírez, Casa Abierta (“Open House”) is an interactive macro-installation that provides an opportunity for some of the country’s most renowned construction and design brands to present the latest trends in interior design in a fully furnished home.

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The wooden house consists of a modular framework of digitally manufactured architectural trusses that can be easily assembled and disassembled. Now in its third edition, the 2018 version also takes into account the latest developments in housing and construction methods, featuring innovative materials and the latest in interior design furnishings.

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Presenting an open kitchen, living room, loft and bedroom introducing Tu Taller Design’s new Finca line, plus two bathrooms by Deca and a deck by Bosquema, this year’s Casa Abierta features a simple yet refined color palette of earthy tones peppered with minimalist furnishings.

Above, the Finca line, designed by Tu Taller Design.

 
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Brands BoConcept, Normann Copenhagen, Alevilla and Tu Taller were the primary furniture providers, while Jungle Design introduced botanical accents, DecorBlue installed a working fireplace, and Ambiente Azul mounted a sizeable hot tub on the deck. Another highlight was the open kitchen’s Smart Countertops by Corian, featuring a subtle, integrated drying rack, a sliding tray and even a wireless charging surface for your phone.

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To kick it up a notch, Tu Taller is expanding the Casa Abierta concept into a full-fledged business model, with its latest enterprise, Maker Home, a digitally manufactured, eco-friendly home that comes in three different sizes and ensures speedier construction and a more efficient use of materials. Check back next week for our updates on Maker Home.

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Other participating brands include:  Acabados y Formas (door carpentry), Alicante (countertops), Arauco (structural trusses), Durafloor (flooring), Tablemac-Duratex (provision of melamine materials for walls, roof and furniture), Woodtech (CNC cutting), Arkos (provision of shingle driftwood), Bambullitas y Persianas (blinds), Control 4 (automatization of lighting and sound), Cydeca (structural design), Elite Crete Systems (smooth finish cement), Equielect (electrical supplies), Fokuss (decorative lighting), Haceb (appliances), Instalcom (metal parts), Mader-Cantos (Edgebanding), Masisa (wooden boards in pinewood), Pintufresh (wall paint), Quadrotto (production of kitchen island).