This stand-alone, five-story block rises on a base. The main volume is structured by a double bay of apartments that prolong in terrace-like patios, giving the facade a pattern of repeated squares resembling a checkerboard with alternating voids. The
Located in the Palermo neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, the project involved enlarging and restoring an old warehouse for a company that designs and retails clothes. Maintaining the existing courtyard as a connecting core, the intervention e
The first requirement that MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) must address is to be inclusive, receptive, and friendly to citizenry as a whole. The city must enter the museum, and with it the visitors, aiming to transform the museum
The city of Moreno, in Buenos Aires province, is the location of this residential complex built by MCL Studio, a firm headed by Juan Micieli. With a built area of 7,200 square meters, the building is organized around a central cloister, which, integr
The Argentinian firm headed by Joaquin Alarcia and Federico Ferrer built this pink-pigmented concrete house mirroring the mineral tones of the surrounding Sierras Chicas. Adapted to the mountain slope, the linear, 380-square-meter construction presen
A rectangular block marked by a strong structural order closes up a block of the popular Barrio River neighborhood, completing the premises of a university campus with new facilities. A sequence of concrete portal frames that reduce in number towards
In City Bell, a town located in Buenos Aires Province, stands this residence designed by Sofía Botteri and Patricio Connell's La Plata-based firm. The 275-square-meter building, organized around a central pond, is designed in pursuit of 'immaterialit
At Puente Blanco, a remote spot in the Argentinian Patagonia, close to the southern border with Chile, we find this stockbreeding estate that has been renovated and expanded by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes (RDR architectes), the firm
The firm headed by Mario Corea (with Silvana Codina, Francisco Quijano, and Bruno Reinheimeres), the Special Projects Unit of Argentina’s Public Works Ministry, and the Government of the Province of Santa Fe collaborated in building CEMAFE, the outpa
The Argentinian practice of Sofia Botteri and Patricio Connell designed this house for a young family with two children, located in a country club in the province of Buenos Aires. Surrounded by trees, the 180-square-meter modular structure is defined
As the legacy of rather worn-out rational mechanisms, the free plan supposes an ideally unlimited, undefined and flexible spatial system, certainly indifferent to activities and places. It is an idealized endless floor plan towards the inside and the
Inspired in the form and construction of traditional coal ovens, the chapel takes the shape of an irregular prism inside of which a simple brick vault has been sculpted.
The definition of the word quincha makes reference to a traditional construction system that uses cane, reed or similar materials to build walls, which are later covered with mud. In Argentina, the quincha is also the place where the family gathers t
The extension of the Emilio Caraffa Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, located in the capital of Córdoba, brings together the neoclassical building, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Hungarian architect Johannes Dronfuss, and the rece
Located in a residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the building accommodates eight two-floor apartments which are accessed through a free-flowing ground floor that is completely open to the exterior and that has circulation paths for vehicles and
Located in San Vicente, in the province of Buenos Aires, the Juan and Eva Perón Mausoleum is part of a heritage recovery plan which includes the refurbishment of the ‘Quinta 17 de Octubre’ – the summer house of the presidential couple –, turning it i
The site chosen to build a single-family residence in an old neighborhood of Buenos Aires is actually a narrow and elongated portion of one of the ravines of the Atlantic coast. The plot has a luxuriant vegetation, though its presence is concentrated
The amazing and much awarded Rafael Iglesia, born in Rosario, Argentina, has left us at the age of 63. Brilliant and incisive, profound and ironic, prone to take risks, he maintained his sharp and sly gaze up to the very end, even through a heartrend
As is well known, Le Corbusier embarked for Buenos Aires from Bordeaux on board the Massilia on September 14, 1929. One of his traveling companions was Adelina del Carril, who, along with her late husband, Ricardo Güiraldes (who had died in Paris two
This brick house in Buenos Aires has two theoretical references. On one hand, Kenneth Frampton’s definition of tectonics, which he considers not only a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential.” To Frampto
In possession of a powerful and unique sculptural language, Clorindo Testa was perhaps the most internationally recognized modern Argentinian architect.
Trained in early rationalism, Álvarez was one of those responsible for introducing into Argentina the language of modernity, to which he remained faithful through seven decades.
With an oeuvre that combined technical rigor and visionary sensitivity, Amancio Williams counts among the leading champions of the ideas of the Modern Architecture in Latin America.
Marked by his exile in Argentina, where he brought the Modern Movement, Bonet produced a complex and eclectic oeuvre that embraced industrial design, architecture and urban planning.
Formado en la época heroica del Movimiento Moderno, el recientemente fallecido Mario Roberto Álvarez introdujo en Argentina los principios del racionalismo, a los que permaneció fiel en su larga carrera.
Even the most concise analysis of current Argentinian architecture requires a look at its modern genetics, a good part of its conceptual formulation and technical development having its origins there. A mix of diverse but wisely integrated influences
Latin America celebrates in 2010 the bicentennial of its independence. The Bolivarian Venezuela begins the commemorative cycle on 19 April, Argentina will follow on 25 May, Colombia on 20 July, Mexico and Chile on 16 and 18 September. These last four
En agosto de 1998, cuando se encontraba en Buenos Aires impartiendo un curso, el arquitecto y catedrático de la Escuela de Barcelona Helio Piñón descubrió la obra de un veterano colega argentino, Mario Roberto Álvarez. Fue una especie de flechazo, y
Se agrava la recesión argentina y su orgullosa capital se abarata en más de un sentido. En los últimos meses la ciudad se replantea su existencia entre ruido de cacerolas y sobresaltos que fracturan el paisaje urbano y humano. Desde el hemisferio opu
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